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Newsletter issue 157
NEW SHOOTS: HOW TO MAKE A DEBUT HORROR

NEW SHOOTS: HOW TO MAKE A DEBUT HORROR

Join us in conversation with the two breakout debut indie horror directors of the year. Prano Bailey-Bond, writer-director of the Sundance hit ‘Censor’, and Jennifer Sheridan, the BIFA nominated director of ‘Rose: A Love Story’, will be discussing everything you need to know about making a successful debut horror; including how to make the leap from shorts to features, the collaborative process, and securing funding & distribution. There will also be additional time for you to ask your direct questions. July 14th, 7pm, online. Grab your free ticket now.

 NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS WINNER

NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS WINNER

Last month the award-winning sound designer Johnnie Burn (‘Ammonite’, ‘Under The Skin’) selected ‘Lucky Break’ by director John Addis & producer Rami Pantoja as the winner of NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS. Johnnie said- ’Whilst I found it thoroughly entertaining right from the very funny and not-a-moment-wasted script, it was also such a comprehensive display of how all aspects of filmmaking - when done well - make the whole more than just the sum of parts....’ Don't forget you can watch and leave feedback on ‘Lucky Break’ and all the other entries, and find your future collaborators. (Member access only)

NEW SHOOTS: ACTORS WINNER

NEW SHOOTS: ACTORS WINNER

Big congrats to Martin Johnston who is the winner of our New Shoots: Actors Competition. Martin said- ‘Humbled and honoured to have been selected as the recipient of SP's New Shoots: Actors bursary award. As we emerge from a particularly challenging time for all creatives in our industry, the prize package and the career funding is one that ensures my work as an actor is further enhanced and supported. It will allow me to refresh and renew the promotional media so essential to raising our profile within the industry.' You can connect and collaborate with Martin and see all the shortlisted actors here. Submissions open for members in September.

RE-WATCH OUR MASTERCLASS WITH PAUL GREENGRASS

RE-WATCH OUR MASTERCLASS WITH PAUL GREENGRASS

In case you missed it, you can now catch up with our incredible Masterclass with Paul Greengrass. In just one hour, the triple-BAFTA winning and Oscar nominated writer-director shared his wisdom and advice on everything from running a set, working with actors, pacing, editing, the ethics of working with true stories, and finding your creative voice. Check out our blog to rewatch the masterclass and to read some of our favourite quotes from the evening.

PORTABLE AUDIO RECORDERS! NAILED

PORTABLE AUDIO RECORDERS! NAILED

We’re delighted to welcome Tascam into the New Shoots partner mix. Which means that any member submitting to any of the New Shoots competitions could win one of their brilliant, high-quality portable audio recorders. The DR-40X isn’t just a four-track recorder ideal for filmmaking, it’s perfectly compact and the quality of the microphone means your smallest whispers, right through to super loud live sounds are captured cleanly and beautifully. Our big thanks to Tascam. Find out more about clean, quality recording on the go, portable recorders for all kinds of environments, and a host of other flexible features.

GO MEMBERS

[] 'Dear Future Children' directed by Franz Böhm and produced by Jamie Gamache just won the Audience Award at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and is now qualified for the Academy Awards shortlist.

[] Zillah Bowes took home the Audience Favourite Award at the spring edition of the Emerging Filmmakers Night, with her film ‘Staying (Aros Mae)’.

[] 5 Shooters will have films screening as part of Sheffield Doc/Fest this year. Congrats to Phil Grabsky, Alfie Barker, James Nicholls, Dunstan Bruce and Isla Badenoch. Go check out their incredible work, as well as that of many other talented filmmakers, from 4th to 13th June.

[] 6 Shooters were selected for this year’s Flatpack Festival, which is on until 31 May. Shout out to Rory Waudby-Tolley, Hannah Brewerton, Tom Nicoll, Simeon Qsyea, Tom Dream, and past NEW SHOOTS winner Lanre Malaolu. Make sure to check out the excellent programme of fresh voices.

BFI DOC SOCIETY RIPPLE EFFECT FUND

BFI DOC SOCIETY RIPPLE EFFECT FUND

BFI Doc Society are encouraging UK-based community organisers, individuals and groups to apply for a non-recoupable grant of between £5,000 - £20,000 for documentary focused activity. The Ripple Effect can fund organisers to build and diversify documentary specific networks, documentary talent development activities and audience engagement work that is rooted in diversity and driven by community. Apply by 10th June.

GO GET

[] Northern Ireland Screen are accepting applications for their Short Film funding. Individual Production Awards – up to £2,250, Production Company awards – up to £7,500, deadline 2nd June.

[] Flatpack Festival have put out an open call for three film events to be a part of their All Summer Long season. Selected projects will be given a £750 budget to cover curation time and any rights clearances. Deadline 6th June.

[] If you’re a writer based in England with an exciting, bold idea – particularly if you’ve not yet teamed up with a producer – BFI Network’s Early Development funding programme is for you. Deadline 7th June.

[] BFI Network’s Short Film funding programme supports the production costs of fiction shorts, in both live action and animation, with funds available up to £15,000. Deadline 7th June.

[] Beacons Short Film Funding are accepting applications for live-action, documentary and animated short films, for directors born or based in Wales. Up to £15,000, deadline 11th June.

[] Applications have opened for Netflix and Sky’s Screenwriters’ Fellowship, dedicated to improving diversity in the industry. The fellowship includes a bursary of £22,568 to write a spec script, development support and a paid placement in a writers room. Deadline 18th June.

[] Film London and Arts Council England’s new FLAMIN Animations are commissioning four 1-3 minute animations from early-career black-identifying artist animators living in the UK. Deadline 22nd June.

[] BFI Film Fund’s Step Up helps creative and technical production crew from underrepresented groups work on a production supported by the BFI Film Fund. Rolling deadline.

[] The IDFA Bertha Fund supports innovative distribution plans for international co-productions between documentary filmmakers. The maximum amount awarded per project is €30,000. Rolling deadline.

[] CreativeDebuts are encouraging Black artists of all disciplines to apply for their Black Artists Grant, offering financial support to one selected recipient every month. Rolling deadline.

[] Satellite films’ remote artists residency programme AiR Drop was designed to support under-represented voices during lockdown and beyond. Moving image artists who are unable to make work due to lack of access to facilities will receive camera, sound and lighting equipment and more. 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.
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JOIN OUR TEAM

JOIN OUR TEAM

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our small, creative, flexible team as the Digital Marketing and Graphics Coordinator (4 days a week). We're looking for someone with excellent writing skills, a solid working knowledge of social media platforms, and good experience in graphic creation. The role will involve a combination of some working from home, in addition to flexible access to a creative co-working space in London Fields. Check out the full job description. Deadline 31st May.

GO LOOK

[] Woohoo, cinemas have reopened. Before Prano Bailey-Bond joins us for New Shoots, be sure to catch ‘Censor’ on the big screen from June 25th. Check out the horrifying trailer.

[] Woah. This is one impressive zombie tiger from Netflix.

[] Bong Joon Ho, Paul Thomas Anderson, Celine Sciamma and many more of your favourite directors recommend their favourite films that are currently available to stream. Lots to get stuck into.

[] Can’t wait for our next New Shoots: Horror Masterclass? You can start whetting your disturbing appetite by checking out this ranking of ’Saw’s goriest traps.

[] The much-awaited trailer for A24’s latest The Green Knight, has finally dropped.

[] Don’t forget to fill out Raising Films’ newly launched HOW WE WORK NOW survey, aiming to find out how COVID-19 has impacted the way parents and carers work in the UK screen sector.

GO SUBMIT

Grierson British Documentary Awards (28 May) / S.O.U.L. Fest (28 May) / Emerging Filmmakers Night (31 May) / The Scriptlab Screenplay Contest (31 May) / Depict Short Film Competition (14 June) / Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest (15 June) / Shiny Awards (23 June) / Research in Film Awards (24 June) / Cornwall Film Festival (30 June) / BFI Future Film Festival (6 August) / Leeds International Film Festival (31 August)

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