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Newsletter issue 141
ENTER YOUR SHORT TO WIN BIG

ENTER YOUR SHORT TO WIN BIG

Submit your short film to NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS by Friday, to be in the running for key industry mentorship, screenwriting software, superb audio kit, a DCP of your film from The Post Factory and a public screening. PLUS the overall winner of all four rounds will receive a Nikon Z 6 Essential Movie Kit (valued at over £2500).

BREAKING THROUGH THE LENS

BREAKING THROUGH THE LENS

Are you a female-identifying director with a feature film in late-stage development? Here is an amazing opportunity for you- Breaking Through The Lens is a pioneering initiative connecting female-identifying directors to top-tier finance. 10 film projects will be selected to pitch at the Cannes Film Festival. Deadline 10th February.

£100 UP FOR GRABS IN OUR OSCARS POLL

£100 UP FOR GRABS IN OUR OSCARS POLL

SP members can vote in our Oscars Poll for which films they think will be awarded a small gold man on the 9th Feb. There’s £100 in it for the individual who gets all of the answers right. To make things a little easier, we’ve only included seven categories- including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress. So whether you’re rooting for Joaquin Phoenix or Parasite, channel your inner mystic meg and make your predictions.

NEW SHOOTS: ACTORS WINNER

NEW SHOOTS: ACTORS WINNER

We’re thrilled to announce Ruby Richardson as the winner of 2019’s second round of NEW SHOOTS: ACTORS. You can view Ruby and the nine shortlisted actors here. Ruby has won a headshot package, a £250 actors grant and lots of other valuable kit and goodies. The competition is a way for SP to showcase actors in the community, but you can also find other actors by searching through the members directory. The next round will open in March.

WATCH THE 2019 NEW SHOOTS WINNER

WATCH THE 2019 NEW SHOOTS WINNER


Members can watch Tyro Bank’s incredible documentary ‘Hattie’ which won the Autumn Round of NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS and David McShane’s brilliant stop-motion animation ‘Solar Plexus’ which was the overall winner of 2019’s competition. You can also browse through all the entrants along with their films to see where members are based and what other collaborators they are looking for.

GO MEMBERS

[] 48 members screened at London Short Film Festival.
[] Andrea Vinciguerra, Sepp R. Brudermann, Al Morrow, Stephen Irwin and Richard Misek have films screening at Sundance Film Festival.
[] Director Matt Houghton and writer Marley Morrison have been selected as Film London Lodestars.
[] Members have been nominated across the board for the BAFTAs. Maryam Mohajer is nominated for British Short Animation for ‘Grandad Was A Romantic’, Edward Watts is up for five awards for the documentary ‘For Sama,’ Harry Wootliff is nominated for Outstanding British Film and Outstanding Debut by a British Writer/ Director for ‘Only You’, Asif Kapadia (Diego Maradona) and Julia Reichert (American Factory) are both nominated for Best Documentary. Richard Phelan is up for Best Animated Film for ‘A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’, and Stuart Wilson (sound), Greg Butler (special visual effects) and Thomas Newman (composer) have all been nominated for ‘1917’.

SHOW ME THE PICTURE: THE STORY OF JIM MARSHALL + Q&A

SHOW ME THE PICTURE: THE STORY OF JIM MARSHALL + Q&A

Discover the photographer behind iconic snaps of Joplin, Davis, Dylan, Cash, Coltrane and Jimi Hendrix. Jim Marshall’s passion got him into music’s most respected circles, but what was it that drove him out again? Enjoy a kaleidoscopic journey through the life of Jim Marshall at Bertha DocHouse, this Friday.

GO LOOK

[] Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke reveal how they made the classic ‘Before Sunrise’ on a tiny budget.

[] Household items you can use to create common foley sounds.

[] BAFTA goes behind the scenes of Sex Education with Asa Butterfield & Ncuti Gatwa

[] Little White Lies chat with directors of the moment- the Safdie Brother about their thrill ride Uncut Gems.

[] Billie Eilish becomes the youngest musician ever to write and sing the soundtrack to a Bond film.

GET MOVING WITH ZIPCAR

GET MOVING WITH ZIPCAR

Zipcar is a proud supporter of NEW SHOOTS and they have an exclusive offer for creatives needing access to a vehicle. Sign up for a Free Business Membership and receive £60 driving credit and 15% off flex. Whether you’re a production company or a freelancer, you can give them a whirl for free.

GO GET

[] The Whickers Film & TV Funding Award is awarded annually to an emerging documentary filmmaker, with a main award worth £80,000 and a runner-up contribution of £15,000. Deadline - 31 January.

[] New Creatives is an exciting talent development scheme offering commissioning opportunities for emerging creatives. If you are 16-30 and based in the Midlands apply to Rural Media, if you are based in the South East apply to ScreenSouth. Deadline 2 Feb.

[] The BFI Doc Society Features Fund is open. They are seeking original, representative & deeply creative documentary features across the UK. Deadline 26 Feb.

[] BAFTA’s GURU Live is heading to Cardiff on Saturday 21 March

[] 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.

[] The Film and TV Charity's 'Going Places Fund' could help you with the cost of travel for networking or work opportunities. Rolling Deadline.

[] British Council Film and BFI NETWORK have launched a travel grant scheme for new and emerging filmmakers, specifically for international training labs. 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

Sheffield Doc/Fest (2 March) / Leeds International Film Festival (6 April)
/ The Shortest Nights (12 April) / Open City Documentary Festival (8 May) / Aesthetica Short Film Festival (31 May)

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