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Newsletter issue 125
ALICE LOWE - LAST FEW TICKETS

ALICE LOWE - LAST FEW TICKETS

You’ve got less than a week to grab the last few FREE tickets to our SHORT CUTS October Event on the 2nd featuring award-winning actor, writer and director, Alice Lowe. This is a fantastic opportunity to ask Alice your questions and hear about the lessons she’ll be sharing from her own career. There’ll also be networking and beers #fun.

ENTER SHORT CUTS THIS OCTOBER

ENTER SHORT CUTS THIS OCTOBER

SHORT CUTS, our career-development film competition, returns this October. Submit your short for the chance of winning industry mentorship, filmmaking gear and £1k film funding. The winner also receives a public screening (with a 300 person audience) in London this Dec. Entries open 1 Oct. Go submit.

SP AT ENCOUNTERS TONIGHT

SP AT ENCOUNTERS TONIGHT

For those of you at Encounters Film Festival, join us tonight from 21:00 at The Forge. Our Partnerships & Events Manager, Colm McAuliffe, will be there to talk all things SHORT CUTS and he’d love to meet you, so go say hi and share a beer.

53 SHOOTERS AT LFF 2018

53 SHOOTERS AT LFF 2018

A huge congratulations to the 53 Shooters who have films screening at this year's BFI London Film Festival. From writers to actors, DOPs to choreographers, this broad selection reflects the breadth of talent amongst our community.

LFF WORLD PREMIERE FOR WILDGAZE FILMS

Wildgaze Films have been a very supportive sponsor of SHORT CUTS, and we’re pleased to share details of their new film VS., which will be having its world premiere at BFI London Film Festival on 13 October ahead of the nationwide general release in cinemas from the 19th. VS. is a rap battle drama about a troubled foster teen who finds his self-worth and voice in the ‘no limits’ world of UK battle rap. Watch the trailer.

REPORT ON BAME TV DIRECTORS

REPORT ON BAME TV DIRECTORS

Directors UK’s new report, Adjusting the Colour Balance, has found that BAME directors made just 2.22% of UK TV programmes between 2013-2016. The time for change is long overdue and broadcasters must be held to account. We strongly support the report's key recommendations.

GO MEMBERS

[] SP member Dorothy Allen-Pickard has had a successful summer. Her short doc The Mess was shortlisted for our SHORT CUTS Film Competition and it won Best UK Short at Open City Doc Fest earlier this month. She’s now crowdfunding for her new film, Objectified, about homelessness and dehumanisation. Help her reach her target.

GO GET

[] The Alfred Bradley Bursary Award is a £5k writing bursary for Northern English writers new to radio, offering them the chance of a BBC Radio 4 drama commission. Attend the launch on 29 Sept to find out more.

[] Longtime SP member, Stephen Follows, is looking for a full-time assistant
to help with his film data research. This is permanent paid role. Apply by 1 Oct.

[] Learn how to succeed at international markets with Market Trader, an intensive development programme for talented professionals from Creative England. Apply by 5 Oct.

[] Live Cinema are looking for 12 participants, a mix of hearing, D/deaf and partial hearing participants to take part in their new project, Sound in Pictures , kicking off with an intensive two two-day animation workshop exploring “visual music”. Apply by 7 Oct.

[] The 14th edition of Mobile Film Festival is calling for 1 minute films on the theme of ‘Stand Up 4 Human Rights’. There is 66k euros up for grabs across different categories. Apply by 11 Oct.

[] Women filmmakers - if you have 7+ years of experience working in the film/TV industry, WFTV’s industry-renowned mentoring scheme might be for you. Apply by 12 Oct.

[] The FAMLAB fund (Film, Archive and Music Lab) will award £100k over the next two years to music and film projects which delve deep into Vietnam’s rich cultural heritage. Apply by 15 Oct.

[] Born Digital is an exciting opportunity for new and emerging filmmakers to realise their first broadcast project, with grants for up to 12 short films. Apply by 16 Oct.

[] European producers can submit their project in development for the WEMW Co-production Forum. Projects can be fiction films or documentaries. Apply by 31 Oct.

[] Directors can still apply for the 4Stories talent scheme. They are looking for three new exciting directors whose work will be broadcast on Channel 4. Apply by 5 Nov.

[] FLAMIN Productions is now open for applications. The fund offers up to £30k to two artist filmmakers along with support and mentoring. Apply by 3 December.

BLACKMAGIC ANNOUNCES NEW RAW CODEC

One of our sponsors of SHORT CUTS is Blackmagic Design and they’ve announced this month the public beta of Blackmagic RAW which promises a new codec that combines the quality of RAW with the speed and file sizes of traditional video formats. Blackmagic also released a free developer SDK that lets any third-party software application add Blackmagic RAW support on Mac, Windows and Linux. Interested? Find out more.

GO SUBMIT

Tricky Women International Animation Festival (5 Oct) Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival (10 Oct) / Glasgow Short Film Festival (13 Oct) /
International Film Festival Rotterdam (15 Oct) / Manchester Film Festival (23 Oct) / Tampere Film Festival (1 Dec)

GO LOOK

[] Puke, pasties and poo: the secret, stinky world of cinema ushers.

[] What is technosexuality in film?

[] Agnès Varda: ‘I am still alive, I am still curious. I am not a piece of rotting flesh’.

[] Werner Herzog on conducting a successful interview for your documentary.

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