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Shooting People is a vibrant community of independent filmmakers, writers, actors, crew, animators and industry.

We facilitate creativity in film, helping members connect and collaborate to get their films made and seen.

Membership of Shooting People has an annual fee. This ensures we remain a sustainable independent organisation.

I wish I had Shooting People when I was growing up, searching for a community of likeminded people. It’s a vital lifeline for filmmakers and writers.

Peter Strickland, Writer/ Director 'In Fabric', 'Duke of Burgundy', 'Berberian Sound Studio'


  • Mole Hill won Best British Animation at the 2021 BAFTAs for 'The Owl and the Pussycat.'
  • Sc@tter_me by Alex Goddard, Listen to Me Sing by Isabel Garrett and Solar Plexus by David McShane were all round winners of New Shoots
  • Maryam Mohajer won the 2020 BAFTA for her animated short ‘Grandad Was A Romantic’.
  • Richard Phelan was nominated for the 2020 BAFTA for Best Animated Feature for ‘A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon.’
  • Jonathan Hodgson won the 2019 BAFTA for his animation short ‘Roughhouse’.
  • Andrea Vinciguerra’s stop motion animation ‘No, I Don’t Want to Dance!’, previously shortlisted for our New Shoots: Filmmakers competition, screened at Sundance.
  • 3 members screened at the London International Animation Festival 2021.
  • Paul Bush’s short film ‘Orgiastic Hyper-Plastic’ screened at Clermont-Ferrand 2021.
  • ‘It was wonderful to win New Shoots. I became a member of Shooting People last year and found some of my first jobs through the site, so this is just an added bonus! The prize is super exciting as it means I can continue to push my latest project forward using all the great advice, equipment and cash to make it as good as it can be. Making independent animations can often be a slow, laborious prospect, so to have this support is fuel to keep making things.’ (David McShane, NEW SHOOTS Overall Winner 2019)
  • 5 SP animators screened work at London Short Film Festival 2021.
  • 11 members screened at the London International Animation Festival 2020.


  • Access active Animator opportunities, funds and competitions in SP’s Opportunities Directory.
  • Submit a short film to SP’s NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS competition for a chance to win top industry mentorship, awesome kit & prizes.
  • Share ideas, techniques and insight on our Ask & Discuss forums, and receive tailored daily updates in your inbox.
  • 40 roles are posted weekly to SP Production from independent filmmakers looking for cast, crew and collaborators across the spectrum of independent film.