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Newsletter issue 120
ENTER SHORT CUTS BY 30 APRIL

ENTER SHORT CUTS BY 30 APRIL

There is less than one week left to enter the SHORT CUTS Summer Competition, which closes 30 April. It's a fantastic opportunity to win industry mentorship from BFI NETWORK, Creative England, Channel 4 Random Acts, Lightbox and Wildgaze Films. The contacts you make could be of huge benefit to your career.

FREE DRIVING CREDIT FROM ZIPCAR

FREE DRIVING CREDIT FROM ZIPCAR

Transport can be a real hassle for filmmakers, so Zipcar is keen to support the film industry with special rates and free driving credit. With pay as you go usage, and 1000’s of vehicles in London, it’s perfect for freelancers and production. Click here to find how Zipcar can support you.

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[] Create your own TV show with the Drama Pitch Generator.

[] Download more than 16,000 free sound effect samples from the BBC archive.

[] We love this deleted scene from Phantom Thread featuring Daniel Day Lewis and Lesley Manville having a food fight.

[] Ever fallen asleep at the cinema? You might have experienced cinematic narcolepsy.

[] Fancy having Jane Campion, Ava DuVernay and Chantal Akerman at your party? Create your own guests with celebrity cutouts.

HOW TO MAKE A ZERO BUDGET WEB SERIES

HOW TO MAKE A ZERO BUDGET WEB SERIES

Two SP members, Rebecca Boey and Joseph Brett of Jackdaw Films, completed their web series Jade Dragon last year completely out of their own pocket. Over on our blog, they explain how they achieved it and offer tips for any aspiring filmmakers looking to do the same.

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[] The Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab gives up-and-coming filmmakers an amazing opportunity to learn from the world’s key film industry players. Application deadline - 30 April.

[] Film company Loop have launched their own fund, offering three grants of £5k to UK filmmakers. They’re looking for bold, unusual films of any shape, size or description. Application deadline - 1 May.

[] Raising Films are looking to hire a Project Manager and Communications Manager. Application deadline - 7 May

[] The BFI Doc Society Fund is now open. They aim to develop storytellers from all parts of the country and all communities. Application deadline - 11 May.

[] The Cinéhaïku Association invites filmmakers to adapt the rules of the haiku to an audio-visual format for chance of winning $5k. Application deadline - 17 May.

[] The Stuart Croft Foundation enables filmmakers, artists, researchers, and exhibitors to undertake and complete small-scale projects. Funds of up to £5k. Application deadline - 31 May.

[] Screen International is looking for new actors, writers, directors and producers for the 15th annual Stars of Tomorrow portfolio. Application deadline - 1 June.

[] The BAFTA UK scholarship programme offers financial assistance to those wishing to do a post-graduate course in the UK. Each scholar receives up to £12k towards their fees. Application deadline - 11 June.

[] The 2nd VIDEOCAMP Film Fund is offering up to $400k for a filmmaker to produce a movie on Inclusive Education. Application deadline - 21 June.

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GO PITCH

On SP we run Script Pitch, a place for screenwriters to pitch their film scripts directly to directors and producers. We’re currently looking for pitches based on conspiracy theory thrillers (deadline 1 May). Pitch us your idea! (member access only).

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Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (1 May) / Open City Documentary Festival (8 May) / Aesthetica Short Film Festival (31 May) / Encounters Film Festival (1 June) / BFI London Film Festival (15 June) / Edinburgh Short Film Festival (25 June) / DepicT! (2 July) / Underwire Festival (15 July) / Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest (18 July) / London International Animation Festival (31 July) / London Short Film Festival (20 Aug)

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“My first short was crewed through Shooting People and it went to Sundance. Good times.” - Jack Thorne (Screenwriter of Skins, This Is England '86, A Long Way Down). Join our community today!

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