The Directors Charitable Foundation

supporting directors of stage & screen, celebrating their craft

 
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We are saddened to announce the death after a long illness of Ivor Benjamin, our fellow Trustee and good friend. Ivor chaired the Directors Guild of Great Britain for many years and was instrumental in forming the Directors Charitable Foundation. Throughout his career as a theatre director, Ivor committed himself to the causes of directors and directing. We will greatly miss his optimism, enthusiasm and dedication.

 
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LATEST NEWS

Our very first Craft Debate took place on July 1st, when Phyllida Lloyd CBE talked to Piers Haggard about the interplay of film and theatre techniques in her work….

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principal aims of the dcf are


Relief of poverty and other acute needs among current and former directors.

Promotion of increased diversity in the directing profession in respect of class, ethnicity and gender.

Exploration of the art of direction in all media.

Promotion of the highest standards in the art and craft of directing.

 
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Welfare

Our priority is to help directors and their families through our Directors Support Scheme.

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EDUCATION

Through our Directors in Schools workshops we offer cultural support to under resourced secondary schools.

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HAVE YOUR SAY

Please complete our Online Survey and help the DCF choose our future priorities and direction.

 
 
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With grateful thanks to Alan Parker for the cartoons.