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Next CMF Event: Storytelling – Can we be More Adventurous?

Speakers confirmed. Register now – it looks like a great evening! This CMF Evening Event will explore the various influences on the stories we tell. Some are positive – such as successful collaboration, vision, input from the audience.  Others not so – killer schedules, commercial pressures, inexperience. Join us for a lively and thought-provoking discussion… Panelists:   Mellie Buse – Adastra […]

CMF – the busy three-year-old!

Once they’re on their feet toddlers get into everything.  And they develop so fast! Three years into the life of the new organisation, CMF Director Greg Childs outlines the high points of 2014… It’s hard to believe that CMF started life at the turn of the year 2011-12.  The founding figures on the Board and […]

CMF – the year ahead

It’s been a busy year, and we have no intention of resting on our laurels in 2015! Anna Home, CMF Chair, explains just some of our plans for the coming year… 2014 ended with two very significant events for the future of children’s media: the announcement of tax breaks for live-action programmes in The Chancellor’s Autumn […]

New year – new yearbook!

Yes, it’s that time again. We’re looking for contributions! Lynn Whitaker, Yearbook Editor, explains how to get involved… We are gearing up for the next issue of The Children’s Media Yearbook. 2015 will be our third year of publishing and we’re really delighted that Helen McAleer of Walker Books has joined the CMF Executive Group to further develop the […]

Religious, spiritual or ethical?

The Sandford St Martin Awards is launching a new Children’s category for content which improves young people’s understanding of religion, or moral or ethical issues. Sandford St Martin trustee and Radio 4 Feedback presenter, Roger Bolton explains… In their most recent report on Religious Education Ofsted (Religious education: realising the potential, October 2013) said that while, at its […]

Research round-up Dec – January

Our research bloggers were busy over the holidays and rounded the year off with some insights and information on media literacy and media education. Hannie Kirkham, Newsletter Editor, brings you snippets from December… Julian McDougall runs The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice at Bournemouth University and the Media Education Research Journal. In his June posting to the CMF Research Blog, […]

New tax break – George Osborne’s announcement

The Chancellor delivered his Autumn statement, and live-action children’s programmes featured prominently… CMF Director, Greg Childs reports on the implications for children and media The Autumn Statement from the Chancellor, laying out spending plans for the coming year, has already produced adavance press coverage on plans for new roads, flood prevention, the NHS and a Garden City. But a […]

Glitterball – 13th December

Children’s Film Foundation Sci-fi Classic Returns Venue: NFT 2- in the BFI ‘Days of Fear and Wonder’ Sci Fi Season Date: 13th December, 1.30 pm Tickets ‘Glitterball’ is one of the most popular and enduring of the Children’s Film Foundation collection of films. Directed in 1977 by Harley Cokeliss, who’ll introduce the film at this screening, […]

Next CMF Evening Event – 22nd January

Storytelling – Can we be More Adventurous? Jocelyn Stevenson, producing the event for CMF, describes what the discussion will cover… Venue: Lewis Silkin Llp, London EC4A 1BL Date: 22nd January, 6.15 – 8.30 There are many influences on storytelling, from those that have to do with the craft – such as who the audience is […]

Public Service Broadcasting – Reframing the Debate

The Voice of the Listener and Viewer staged its 31st annual Autumn Conference on Tuesday 18th November. CMF Director, Greg Childs reports VLV has collaborated with the Children’s Media Foundation a number of times on policy-based events, and plan to do so again in relation to the BBC Charter Review, in the spring. This VLV event […]

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