MyLondon

TFL logoMyLondon is a free media skills training programme run by Media Trust in partnership with Trust for London.

The project is in its second year and is working with 12 community leaders from London’s migrant and diaspora communities* who want to amplify their voices and change the perception or representation of their community in the media. 

Are you interested in making the MyLondon promotional films?

We are now looking for filmmakers between the ages of 18-30 that self-identify with a migrant or diaspora community to create three-minute films that showcase the participants’ communities and their amazing contribution to the unique and glorious diversity of London.

We are looking for filmmakers:

  • Between the ages of 18-30
  • From a migrant or diaspora community group
  • Live in London or are able to travel to London (at their own expense)
  • Have their own filmmaking kit (however, depending on experience, we can provide you with one)
  • Can show evidence of having produced short films in the past

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 12th April 2017 at 5:30pm. Filmmakers will need to be available from early/mid April until the end of June.

If you, or anyone you know, are interested and want to hear more, please contact Project Manager SafiaA@mediatrust.org with your showreel and CV.

My London Year 1 Participants

MyLondon training programme

MyLondon training programme provides participants with media training and mentoring from media industry professionals, preparing them to become spokespeople for their community.

Support includes:

  • Media skills and social media training
  • The opportunity to have a 3 minute promotional film to raise your community’s profile.
  • The opportunity to be mentored by a media expert or journalist

What past participants had to say:

Brian Hanley, Head of Services, Mind Yourself: "We have had fantastic feedback about the short film – thanks so much for your brilliant work Thanks too to Safia for overseeing it. The film got picked up by the Irish Times and Irish Post

Watch Brian’s film here.

Fardous Bahbouh, Founder, Ahlan Wa Sahlan: "I wanted to write to you and say a big thank you from the heart to you and to the Media Trust for allowing me the opportunity to be part of the great project of MyLondon. It helped me a lot and I hope you continue offering this highly needed training for volunteers and people working in charity so they can also feel better equipped to make a difference in the world. My sincerest thanks to you and to all people involved in this fantastic project with great results"

Watch Fardous’s film here.

Tweet us at @Media_Trust #MyLondon.

*Individuals born in any country outside the UK that have lived in London for over a year, as well as the descendants of migrants who have strong cultural or material links to their family's country of origin.