Both Sides Now: Film Music – applications closed

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Both Sides Now: Film Music – applications closed

Explore how to make music for film and TV on this exciting 5-day project for female music creators aged 16-25.

Part of Both Sides Now – our initiative to make the music industry more equal – this partnership with Studio12 is a brilliant free opportunity to develop your skills, meet new people and learn about what a career as a film and TV composer involves.

“Things are changing for women working in the film industry and this is a great opportunity to explore what it’s like as a job. Whether you know a bit about film scoring already or you’ve never even considered it before, I’m looking forward to sharing my insights and experiences with you and hope you will leave feeling inspired!” – Laura Rossi, composer and project leader

What’s involved

  • Spend the week creating, recording and mixing your own short film scores at Studio12, a state-of-the-art production facility in Leeds
  • Learn from and work alongside award-winning composer Laura Rossi, with support from sound designer Christella Litras
  • Hear from and chat to industry professionals from Channel 4 and BDi Music who’ll give you some advice and tips on pursuing a career in this area
  • Get your work premiered at the Leeds INDI Film Festival on Sat 12 Oct

Who can apply

  • Female identifying and non-binary people with experience in making their own music (e.g. singer-songwriters, producers, instrumentalists)
  • Aged 16-25
  • Based in Leeds or the surrounding areas

We welcome musicians from all backgrounds and musical styles. No previous experience in composing music for film and TV is required.

When and where

  • Workshops: Mon 7-Fri 11 Oct (10.30am-4.30pm), Studio12, Leeds
  • Final event: Sat 12 Oct (6.30-7.30pm), Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds

If cost is a barrier to attending, you can ask for a travel bursary in your application. Please be aware there are a limited number of bursaries available.

How to apply

If you’re interested in taking part, please complete this online application form* by 10am on Tuesday 17 September.


If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Lucy Scott at or 0161 830 3899.

*We’re committed to supporting and meeting the needs of people with learning difficulties or disabilities. If you require the application in a different format or have difficulty completing your application online, please call us to discuss alternative options on 0161 830 3899.

Both Sides Now is supported by the National Lottery via Arts Council England, Youth Music, Help Musicians UK and PRS Foundation.

This project is supported with funding from Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council, and Wade’s Charity.

Thank you to Channel 4 and BDi Music for supporting this project.