NEWS

 

SESSIONAL LECTURING JOB

August 2020

Charlie has been hired by Canterbury Christ Church University as a sessional lecturer. Charlie will be leading the 2nd year BA module Screenwriting Theory and Practice, offering conceptual, theoretical, and contemporary industry insight-based learning.

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OUTSTAGEUS 2020 SELECTION

July 2020

Charlie has been accepted to take part in OutStageUs 2020, an LGBT+ playwright development scheme designed and run by Hive North. Charlie's first short play will be showcased at The Lowry in Manchester as a part of the scheme.

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COVERFLY SCRIPT READING

June 2020

Charlie was hired by Coverfly as a freelance script reader. He now reads across shorts, features, and television in all genres and forms, providing comprehensive feedback. Charlie has an above-average satisfaction rating from writers. As a result of working with Coverfly, Charlie reads for a wide range of global screenwriting competitions.

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NYU ACCEPTANCE

March 2020

Charlie received an acceptance to New York University to pursue further postgraduate study in Dramatic Writing. Due to current events, it's highly unlikely that Charlie will be able to attend this year. However, the average acceptance rate for the specific school NYU, Tisch, is under 20%, and it proudly boasts alumni such as Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Ang Lee, and M. Night Shyamalan.

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ZOOM SHORTS-TO-FEATURES SESSION

March 2020

Charlie ran a one-off interactive Zoom session for writers and filmmakers looking to make the transition from shorts short films to features. The session covered a range of elements of screenwriting and offered insight into best practice for the industry.

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CCCU ALUMNI LECTURE

September 2019

Charlie returned to Canterbury Christ Church University to give a lecture on freelance screenwriting to current third year students. Charlie covered a range of areas, but focussed on the practicalities of writing as a freelancer and offered a range of resources for aspiring writers to look into.

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BFI NETWORK WEEKENDER

July 2019

Charlie was selected to attend BFI NETWORK's 2019 Weekender for women, trans, and non-binary filmmakers as one of 22 participants. The weekend included panels, masterclasses and workshops with nation-wide talent executives and filmmakers such as Loran Dunn, Adeyemi Michael, and Clio Barnard.

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BFI FUTURE FILM FESTIVAL PANELIST

February 2019

Charlie was invited by the BFI to sit on a panel at the BFI Future Film Festival about film schemes and opportunities for young filmmakers. The panel was very successful and had a particularly high attendance despite being in direct opposition with the day's masterclass.

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WESCREENPLAY DIVERSE VOICES FALL 2018 FINALIST

January 2019

Charlie's MET Film School graduation feature film script placed as a finalist (top 25) in WeScreenplay's Diverse Voices screenwriting competition. The script marked highly in 'originality', 'voice' and 'dialogue' consistently throughout the competition.

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INVITATION TO NUMBER 10 DOWNING STREET

December 2018

Charlie was invited to Number 10 Downing Street this week by the BFI for a discussion about inclusion and diversity in the UK Film Industry. Participants included Idris Elba, Amanda Nevill and the heads of studios such as Warner Bros and Universal Pictures.

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BFI WRITERS LAB 2018

November 2018

Charlie was invited to the BFI Hub South East's Brighton writer's lab to workshop two short film scripts. Facilitated by the BFI, the workshop was lead by Kate Leys and 10 South East writers were invited to attend with a view to pursuing film funding.

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MET FILM SCHOOL'S FIRST MA SCREENWRITING DISTINCTION

2018

Charlie has recently graduated from MET Film School UK with the school's first Distinction grade in MA Screenwriting. He graduated with two feature film scripts, two short films, and three adverts.

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FINAL DRAFT SCREENWRITING CONTEST QUARTER-FINALIST

October 2018

Charlie's MET Film School graduation feature film script has placed as a quarter-finalist in the 2018 Big Break screenwriting contest. It has placed in the 'Diversity' category.

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AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL SECOND ROUND

October 2018

Charlie's MET Film School graduation feature film script has placed in the second round of the 2018 Austin Film Festival script competition. This distinction is only achieved by fewer than  20% of the competition's entries.

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PAGE INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITING AWARDS QUARTER-FINALS

August 2018

Charlie's MET Film School graduation feature film script has placed as a quarter-finalist in the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. This means that the script is in the top 10% of over 6,000 entries.

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ACADEMY NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP
TOP 10%

July 2018

Charlie's MET Film School graduation feature script has placed in the top 10% of entries to the 2018 Academy Nicholl Fellowship. Having advanced to three reads, Charlie's script is among top global entries. Feedback stated that the script, "manages to be genuine and tender, but also brutal and uncompromising all at the same time" and that it, "sings with authenticity". 

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CHRYSALIS BOY RELEASED

May 2018

Charlie's Channel 4 Random Acts commissioned short film 'Chrysalis Boy' has been released online and has enjoyed a very positive reception. The release had been initially delayed whilst the film was shortlisted for broadcast release. Now entering a festival run, the film is available to view HERE

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© Charlie Tidmas, 2020