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Newsletter issue 143
LIVE STREAM Q&A WITH THE CREATIVE TEAM BEHIND 'ROCKS'

LIVE STREAM Q&A WITH THE CREATIVE TEAM BEHIND 'ROCKS'

Trying times for everyone. We're adapting and want to bring the community together. On April 1st, 7pm (GMT), we’ll host a LIVE STREAM Q&A with the creative team behind the critically acclaimed 'ROCKS'. We’ll be joined by the hugely talented Director Sarah Gavron ('Suffragette', 'Brick Lane'), Editor Maya Maffioli ('Beast') and casting dream-team Lucy Pardee ('American Honey') and Jessica Straker, who will give you direct insight into the making of their award-winning feature. If you're able to join the Live Stream at this time, you'll also be able to ask any questions direct to the team. Get Your Ticket for free access.

ARE YOU AN ACTOR?

ARE YOU AN ACTOR?

Equity are regularly updating their advice during the Coronavirus. Check it out to understand your rights on the different kinds of financial support available

Also you can enter our NEW SHOOTS: ACTORS competition right now (deadline March 31st) with a super simple online entry. "If you could act in a current TV show or online series, what would it be and why?” (max 250 words). Answer this and you will be in the running for some awesome kit (value over £1500) - including a £250 Actors Grant, a Showcase Showreel Scene for your reel, a Zoom H4N Pro Audio Recorder, Final Draft Screenwriting Software, as well as promotion across the SP community.

Film and TV Help with COVID-19

As we all deal with the current impacts, we want to alert you to specific help for people in film/tv and cinema, particularly freelancers, or others on limited contract hours. The Film and TV charity has an advice and support line, as well as support grants if you are experiencing significant financial difficulty. Bectu has also published information about how sick pay covers workers and what to do if you have any concerns. SP's Discuss forum is another place to share any resources you think could help others. Thanks a lot too to all the info people are sharing and DMing us on SP twitter.

MY DARLING QUARANTINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

MY DARLING QUARANTINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

It’s uplifting to see how film communities are pulling together and supporting one another. Programmers from festivals worldwide have adapted to the closure of all their events by launching My Darling Quarantine Short Film Festival. Each week they are showcasing 7 handpicked short films online and you can vote for your favourite.

NEED A CAR OR VAN?

NEED A CAR OR VAN?

If you need a car or van at the moment, or may do in the future, Zipcar are offering all shooters (freelancers, and orgs) a FREE Membership (worth £99), plus £60 FREE driving credit , and the cheapest rates (29% cheaper, than standard). Fuel, insurance, congestion charge all included. Just add your info here , and Zipcar will be in touch on how you can get immediate access. Big thanks to them for their ongoing support for creatives, and for all their support with New Shoots.

NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS COMPETITION

NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS COMPETITION

On April 1st submissions will also open for the next round of our NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS Short Film Competition. Each round (4x rounds a year), an SP member will win access to top industry one-to-one mentorship, and awesome kit, including a Sennheiser Shotgun Microphone MKE600, Final Draft 11 Software, a DCP of your film from The Post Factory, plus be in the running for a Nikon Z 6 Essential Movie Kit (valued over £2500). Get your shorts ready.

THINGS TO READ, WATCH & DO FROM HOME

[] Andrea Vinciguerra’s hilarious stop motion animation ‘No, I Don't Want to Dance!,’ which was previously shortlisted for our NEW SHOOTS competition, went on to screen at Sundance. You can watch it here.

[] The Netflix Party Extension lets you watch and chat with friends in total synchronicity while at home.

[] Watch the British Council’s Five Films For Freedom online until 29 March. The world’s widest-reaching digital celebration of LGBTIQ+ themed film.

[] Got a script you want to share? There are currently 939 scripts that you can peruse on Script Pitch and you can also pitch your own to SP directors and producers.

[] Watch over 300 free documentaries online from the IDFA collection.

[] Peter Bradshaw has suggested his ‘Comfort films to watch while self-isolating’.

[] No Film School’s podcast looks at How Will Coronavirus Impact Filmmakers?

[] For the BAFTA GURU Screenwriters’ Lecture Series Céline Sciamma ('Portrait of a Lady on Fire') discusses her writing process and the importance of giving agency back to her female characters.

[] 'Contagion' has become one of most-watched films online.

DEPICT! 90 SECOND SHORT FILM COMPETITION

DEPICT! 90 SECOND SHORT FILM COMPETITION

Want to avoid the onslaught of news? Why not get creative and make a 90 second short film for Watershed's super-short filmmaking competition DepicT! It’s free to enter, and there’s a chance to win cash prizes and things money can’t buy like getting your short film screened at Encounters Short Film Festival, plus excellent mentoring.

ASSEMBLY FEATURE DOCUMENTARY DEVELOPMENT LAB

ASSEMBLY FEATURE DOCUMENTARY DEVELOPMENT LAB

Open City Docs are now accepting applications for Assembly, their feature documentary development lab. The programme is a project-based intensive workshop for international filmmakers working on their first or second feature. Participants from six selected projects will attend a four-day programme in London in September with talks, workshops and one-to-one mentoring followed by a closed pitch where £10,000 in development funding will be awarded to one winner.

GO GET

[] Field of Vision has launched a new Virtual Mentorship & Consultation Service for the Documentary Community.

[] The London Film Academy's Pioneer Awardoffers a female filmmaker an £11,500 scholarship for their 1-year Filmmaking program starting in May. Deadline 30 March.

[] 18-25 year-olds who are passionate about factual television can apply for the Grierson DocLab training scheme. Deadline 20 March.

[] Win £1,000 worth of script development in the Euroscript Screen Story Competition. Deadline 31 March.

[] Applications are now open for the Edinburgh Pitch, the only international documentary pitching forum in Scotland. Deadline 1 April.

[] The BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition is a platform for aspiring screenwriters to have their work showcased and a fantastic opportunity to take their writing career to the next level. Deadline 15 April.

[] The Jenny Lecoat Screenwriting Award is open to any female writer, either with a Channel Island connection, or whose work explores themes relating to the islands. Deadline 24 April.

[] BFI NETWORK Short Film Funding supports the production costs of fiction shorts up to 15 minutes in length, in both live action and animation. Rolling Deadline.

[] Screen Scotland’s Professional Development Fund offers support to individuals working in film and television in Scotland to access training, mentoring and other professional development activity. Rolling Deadline.

We have a range of funding opportunities listed on Shooting People for cast and crew, including development money, completion funds, grants and commissions. 'Follow' our Funding page to receive the latest news direct to your inbox (member access only).

GO SUBMIT

GlobalGirl Film Festival (24 March) / Filmarkethub TV Pilot Screenwriting Contest(31 March) / Leeds International Film Festival (6 April) / The Shortest Nights (12 April) / Open City Documentary Festival (8 May) / Aesthetica Short Film Festival (31 May) / Encounters (June 4) / The Smalls Film Festival (19 July)


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