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Shooting People

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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.

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Shooting People is an amazing resource. When I started I felt really alone - connecting with the SP audience was fantastic because there were other people just like me.

Orlando Von Einsiedel, Oscar-nominated Director, Virunga


  • Mole Hill won Best British Animation at the 2021 BAFTAs for 'The Owl and the Pussycat.'
  • 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.
  • 5 SP animators screened work at London Short Film Festival 2021.
  • 11 members screened at the London International Animation Festival 2020.
  • Paul Bush’s short film ‘Orgiastic Hyper-Plastic’ screened at Clermont-Ferrand 2021.


  • 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.