The life of an actor is tough. Building sustainable careers, even tougher.

That's why we run New Shoots: Actors - an actors grant and support package to help give actors a leg up in the industry and spotlight actors amongst our community of directors and producers.

CLOSED:
Opens again in 2023

What do you get?

Any UK based actor can enter. There will be a winner, two runner-ups and nine shortlisted actors. If you are an SP actor member, you will also receive a free extra month added to your membership when you enter.

The winner will receive…

  • Direct Industry Mentorship with Des Hamilton Casting
  • A £300 actors grant (to go towards whatever you need; travel, training, headshots etc)
  • A Zoom H4N Audio Recorder
  • Final Draft Screenwriting Software
  • Shure AONIC 40 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
  • A year's membership to MUBI
  • A year’s free membership to Shooting People + Spotlighting and Promotion to Directors and Producers in the SP community.

The two runners up will each receive…

  • Direct Industry Mentorship with Des Hamilton Casting
  • A £100 actors grant (to go towards whatever you need; travel, training, headshots etc)
  • A Zoom H4n Pro Four-Track audio recorder
  • A year’s free membership to Shooting People + spotlighting and promotion to Directors and Producers in the SP community.

The other 6 shortlisted filmmakers will each receive…

  • A year's free membership to Shooting People
  • Promotion and spotlight to the SP community of Directors and Producers

>Submissions are now closed. There will be another round in 2023
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Radhika Aggarwal “Winning New Shoots: Actors gave me tools to make and connect at a time when I really needed that. I just got my first artistic commission for which the Zoom recorder will be an essential tool (it is great!) and I love staying connected on this platform with creatives working across the industry. The prizes are game-changing, open so many doors, and help me keep up to date. This whole experience has been a wonderful confidence boost. Thankyou Shooting People!”

For more details, please see our FAQS

The Actors' Grant is supported by BAFTA-winning company Des Hamilton Casting, which has cast talent for Jojo Rabbit (2019), The King (2019) and High Life (2018), to name a few. We're extremely grateful for Des Hamilton Casting for providing the actor's grants and direct mentoring for the winners and runners-up, as well as for their ongoing support of independent filmmaking and the wider SP community.