Today the first recipients of the Raising Film Ribbon Awards were announced… and BIFA’s one of them!
We’re (quite clearly) very excited to announce that BIFA has received one of the first Raising Films ribbon awards. The ribbon awards form part of Raising Films’ on going commitment to address the findings from its industry surveys and acknowledge activity and endeavours that take into the account the needs of parents and carers working across film and TV.
Behind the scenes, BIFA has adopted a number of practices that mean current employees can work flexibly around caring obligations. While all new employees are offered flexible working patterns and BIFA also covers the additional costs of childcare for work away from home.
Raising Films is a community interest company with the aim to challenge, at a structural level, the demands the film and TV industry makes of its employees, while providing a communal voice for people working in the film and television industry though surveys, reports, lobbying and interventions. The organisation calls on the film industry to serve its parent and carer members better, to increase their number, and to aspire to the best possible practice, to make it possible for all voices to be heard. The Raising Films ribbon award is available to production companies, festivals and conferences, training schemes and educational institutions.