Campaigns

We partner with the British Film Institute, the Creative Industries Federation, the Business Visits and Events Partnership, the LiveCom Alliance and other relevant trade associations to access reciprocal member benefits and work together to professionalise our industry.

We are also part of several campaigns to make our industry more diverse and to support wellbeing in our industry. 

The FOCUS Award

Alongside the EVCOM London Live and Film Awards, EVCOM run The FOCUS Award which offers mentorship opportunities to young Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic filmmakers who don’t currently have a foothold in the industry. Find out more about the award here.

Race At Work Charter

EVCOM are signed up to the Business in the Community Race At Work Charter, which is composed of five calls to action to tackle the significant disparities ethnic minorities face in employment and progression. Read more here.

These Are The Hands

EVCOM and the BFI collaborated to created a fundraising film called ‘These Are The Hands’ to support the NHS during the height of Covid-19. The project was led by Tim Langford, EVCOM Board Member, and featured footage of the medical profession from the BFI archives. Find out more and watch the film here. Read an interview with Tim Langford here.

Freelance Support Initiative

To support our freelance community during Covid-19, EVCOM are offering free membership to freelancers until the end of 2021, as well as introductions to top corporate film agencies. Find out more here.

Event Wellbeing Alliance

EVCOM are part of the Event Wellbeing Alliance, a group set up by EventWell to work for better mental health in the events sector. We meet regularly, conduct and publish research and aim to lobby for change.

The Business Visits and Events Partnership

EVCOM are an active member of the Business Visits & Events Partnership, an umbrella organisation representing leading trade and professional organisations, government agencies and other significant influencers in the business visits and events sector. Together we campaign for the support and recognition of the events sector.

The Creative Industries Federation

The national organisation for all the UK’s creative industries, cultural education and arts. They ensure the creative industries are central to political, economic and social decision-making. Their unique network gives the sector a heft it has never had before and helps our members to derive creative and commercial benefit.

The British Film Institute

Concentrating on British titles, the BFI carefully select material for our collections, preserving, restoring and interpreting it to ensure our film heritage is widely accessible in cinemas and in the home. The BFI also collect posters, images, publicity material, original scripts, letters and other artefacts. EVCOM run the Talking Pictures sessions in conjunction with the BFI, and created our NHS fundraiser film ‘These Are The Hands’ using BFI archive footage. Watch it here.

The House of St Barnabas

EVCOM are members of The House of St Barnabas, a charity that helps London’s homeless back into work, and a members’ club right in the heart of Soho. They use the membership fees and donations they receive to facilitate the work of their Employment Academy, supporting people affected by homelessness in London to find and thrive in lasting paid work.

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