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Newsletter issue 134
FREE EVENT WITH JESSICA HYNES & ALEX LAWTHER

FREE EVENT WITH JESSICA HYNES & ALEX LAWTHER

Tickets are flying fast for our FREE NEW SHOOTS event on 11 July at Rich Mix London. We will be joined by BAFTA winning actress, writer & director Jessica Hynes (Years and Years, Spaced) and breakout star Alex Lawther (The End of the F***ing World and Wes Anderson's upcoming The French Dispatch) to discuss their careers across film & TV, followed by networking.

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON & THOM YORKE RELEASE SHORT FILM

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON & THOM YORKE RELEASE SHORT FILM

Paul Thomas Anderson’s surprise new short film, Anima, will be coming to your Netflix screens from 27 June. Described as a “mind-bending visual piece,” it is Anderson’s first project since the Academy Award-nominated Phantom Thread. Scored by and starring Radiohead's Thom Yorke, it is a companion piece to Yorke's eagerly awaited new album of the same name.

CALLING ALL ACTORS

CALLING ALL ACTORS

We’ve launched an exciting new competition designed especially for actors- NEW SHOOTS: ACTORS. Answer questions such as "Which performance from a film would you most like to re-create and why?" for the chance to win a headshot package, a £250 Actors Grant, audio kit, screenwriting software, a year's Mubi subscription and promotion throughout the SP filmmaker community. Submit by 20 July.

SHOW US YA SHORTS

SHOW US YA SHORTS

Get your camera at the ready. Throughout July submissions will open for the third round of NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS, our career development short film competition. The winning filmmaker receives £1000 in film funding, key industry mentorship from the likes of BFI NETWORK and Random Acts, fantastic filmmaking kit and screenwriting software. All genres accepted. Submissions open 1-31 July.

GO MEMBERS

[] 26 shooters are screening at this month’s Edinburgh Film Festival.

[] Hannah Currie is nominated for the 2019 BAFTA Student Film Awards.

[] For Sama by Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts won the Doc Audience Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest.

[] Hetain Patel is nominated for the Jarman Award 2019.

LOCO FILM FESTIVAL'S INDUSTRY EVENTS

LOCO FILM FESTIVAL'S INDUSTRY EVENTS

LOCO Film Festival's Industry Events return this year with the usual offering of unmissable training and networking for both the emerging and established directors, writers and producers of comedy. Expect big names with big insights, including Sex Education's Kate Herron, Have I Got News For You's Nat Tapley and more. 9-14th July across BFI and Rich Mix London.

GO WIRELESS THE EASY WAY

GO WIRELESS THE EASY WAY

We’re thrilled to have the Sennheiser XS Wireless Digital as a special prize for NEW SHOOTS. Sennheiser believes that audio is just as important as visual imagery when it comes to storytelling. Just think of classics like Eraserhead and There Will Be Blood, would they be the same without their distinctive sound design? Probably not. With the XS Wireless Digital you can go wireless the easy way. Designed for DSLRs and video cameras alike, it's compact, easy to operate and can be used worldwide without a license.

GO GET

[] Margate Film Festival is looking to commission new and innovative audio-visual works that take film beyond the screen with grants of up to £1,000. Apply by 1 July.

[] The Women In Film Finishing Fund gives grants to filmmakers working in both short and long formats, in all genres. Apply by 14 July.

[] The ICA are looking for London based artists between the ages of 16 – 30 to produce new audio, moving image, or interactive works intended for broadcast on the BBC as part of New Creatives. Apply by 25 July.

[] Enter the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest to win $10,000. Apply by 23 July.

[] The John Brabourne Awards is a talent development programme that supports emerging talent in UK Film and TV with financial grants. They provide individual financial awards up to £5000, which can go towards production projects, scriptwriting and development, education and training. Apply by 31 July.

[] Filmmakers Without Borders filmmaking grants provide funding and support for independent filmmakers. Funds are available for narrative, documentary, experimental, and new media projects in various stages of production, on the themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange. Deadline: 1 August.

[] The CrossCurrents Doc Funds International offers development and production grants of $10,000-$30,000 CAD for interactive, short or feature-length documentaries by emerging international storytellers whose perspectives have been historically underrepresented. Apply by 21 August.

[] The WFTV Pat Llewellyn Bursary Fund is Open for Applications. The 2019 Fund will award four successful female applicants £10,000 each to develop their factual entertainment or factual TV project. Apply by 30 Sept.

[] 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.

[] 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).

HOW CAN ZIPCAR HELP FILMMAKERS?

HOW CAN ZIPCAR HELP FILMMAKERS?

Take advantage of our exclusive offer from Zipcar. Sign up for a Free Business Membership with up to 29% cheaper rates as either a freelancer or business and get an added bonus of £60 driving credit. Once you have an account, you’ll be able to access their fleet of 325 electric cars (eGolfs) which means you can really up the green credentials of your shoot. If you want to give them a whirl, you can sign up for free.

GO LOOK

[] Over on SP shooter Kays Alatrakchi goes into incredible depth about the making of his amazing Sci Fi music video with over 200 VFX shots.

[] The kit you need to turn your iPhone into a movie camera.

[] Spice Girls are to become superheroes in an animated film featuring their songs.

[] Watch how Adam Savage built an incredible Iron Man suit that flies.

[] Gal-dem highlights 10 WoC filmmakers that shook up Sheffield Doc/Fest this year.

[] Check out the trailer for Ken Loach’s eagerly awaited "Sorry We Missed You".

[] Little White Lies have published a lost interview with Gene Wilder.

[] The Guardian have revealed their top films of 2019 so far, do you agree?

[] The film and television charity has launched The Looking Glass Survey which aims to explore mental health issues amongst people in the film and TV industries in the UK.

GO SUBMIT

Depict (1 July) / Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest (16 July) / Slamdance Screenplay Competition (29 July) / Screencraft Short Screenplay Competition (31July) / Funny Women’s Comedy Shorts Award (31 July) / Funny Women’s Comedy Writing Award (31 July) / Leeds International Film Festival (9 August) / London Short FIlm Festival (19 August)

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