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Establishing Shot

Who are Chocolate Films?

Chocolate Films are an award-winning video production company fronted by Black female producer and entrepreneur Rachel Wang. Ever since it was founded in 2001, Chocolate Films has been a social enterprise, with the social remit of running creative and educational projects for young people using digital video. 

What’s Establishing Shot all about?

If you have ambitions of becoming the next Ava DuVernay, the Establishing Shot programme features a jam-packed day of pre-employment workshops run by leading video professionals to give you an insight into the inner workings of Chocolate Films and the exciting employment opportunities available in the film industry. Chocolate Films will collaborate with social enterprise organisations YSYS and CareerEar to recruit 100 diverse young people into the programme.

What will you gain from Establishing Shot?

After completing the introductory workshops, you can apply for one of 12 week-long paid work placements where you could get the chance to become a ‘Production’ or Crew’ member for the whole week. If that wasn’t enough, interns who successfully complete the paid work experience placement could even secure an entry-level position at Chocolate Films! The programme then wraps up with a few of the paid interns volunteering to reverse mentor the directors of Chocolate Films and ask any burning questions they might have about the video production industry.


Who’s Establishing Shot for?

This programme is perfect for you if you’ve always dreamed of becoming a film-maker and want to know more about this exciting industry. You can apply for this programme as long as you’re between the ages of 18-25 and live in Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark or Wandsworth.


Catford Mews - Films Online


A message from the Catford Mews Team:

Catford Mews is an independent arts and entertainment venue with a strong focus on local community and the aim to serve as a platform for local talent and entrepreneurs. Home to a three-screen cinema, bar, café and local food vendors.


During lockdown Catford Mews will keep on bringing new releases to your home screens; watch one of the films available on our website to keep on supporting us and independent film!


Our food vendors will also stay open and keep on serving takeaway food and drinks.


DC On Demand - Films Online


DC ON DEMAND is a new streaming service curated by volunteers at Deptford Cinema. The platform features a wide variety of content each week from student and indie films to artists' moving image and experimental practice. The platform also screens independent feature-length films from a wide pool of artists, creators and filmmakers - locally, nationally and internationally.