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Newsletter issue 122
Submit to SHORT CUTS

Submit to SHORT CUTS

SHORT CUTS, our year-long career development film competition, is open for submissions. There will be multiple winners throughout 2018, with prizes including film funding, industry mentorship and filmmaking gear. The judge for our Autumn Competition is BAFTA-winning producer Emily Morgan (I Am Not a Witch). Submit by 31 July.

Pandora’s Box + Live Score

Pandora’s Box + Live Score

Get the ultimate silent film experience, as composer Stephen Horne comes to Rich
Mix in Shoreditch, London, to do a live accompaniment of G.W. Pabst’s classic, Pandora’s Box (8 July, 3pm). The screening includes an in-person introduction from BFI Film Classics’ author, Pamela Hutchinson.

Global Short Film Competition

Global Short Film Competition

Harper's Bazaar and Esquire are teaming up with The Ritz-Carlton to launch a global short-film competition. They're looking for the next big talent in filmmaking. For your opportunity to create a fully-funded short in one of five international Ritz-Carlton hotels, tell them 'what happens next'.

Free SHORT CUTS Event - This Thursday

Free SHORT CUTS Event - This Thursday

We have a handful of tickets left for our free SHORT CUTS Event tomorrow (5 July) with the brilliant award-winning actor, writer & director Desiree Akhavan. Tickets are nearly all gone. Get yours quick!



On SP we run Script Pitch, a place for screenwriters to pitch their film scripts directly to directors and producers. We’re currently looking for COMEDY pitches. Pitch us your idea! (member access only).


[] Enter your 3-10 min short into the Francis Coppola Director's Short Film Competition for a chance to win a $5k cash prize and have your film screened at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery lounge at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Opens 15 July.

[] Submit to the BAFTA Rocliffe Writing for Children Call for the chance of winning an industry showcase with professional actors and directors, industry introductions, masterclasses and a tailored career planning and profile building session. Apply by 18 July.

[] My RØDE Reel is the world’s largest short filmmaking competition, and they have a huge $1 million prize pool and 30 categories to enter. Submit before 30 July.

[] The Felix Dexter Bursary from BBC Comedy and BBC Writersroom is a six-month bursary awarded to an aspiring BAME comedy writer to develop their skills at the BBC. Apply by 30 July

[] The IDFA Forum helps facilitate the financing of creative documentaries, whether they are single docs, series or crossmedia projects. 50 producer/director teams will be selected. Apply by 15 Aug.

[] Applications are now open for the EAVE Producers Workshop 2019. This year long programme features three intensive weeks of professional development for fiction and documentary projects. Apply by 31 Aug.

[] The Player’s Network Cannabis Media Grant seeks short docs, films and web series that reveal how cannabis has benefited and changed people’s lives. Winner will receive $3k. Apply by 31 Aug.

[] The British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) are now accepting submissions for theatrical features and short films. The majority of categories are only open to British, independent films. Submit by 3 Sept.

[] A reminder that our newsletter subscribers can claim £60 in free driving credit with Zipcar. With pay as you go usage, it’s perfect for freelancers and production.

Watch Casa Roshell on MUBI

Watch Casa Roshell on MUBI

Camila José Donoso's thought provoking documentary-fiction hybrid Casa Roshell is a stunning portrait of an underground transvestite club in Mexico City, now showing exclusively on curated online cinema MUBI until July 14th. Don't miss this rare gem!


Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (9 July) Underwire Festival (15 July) / Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest (15 July) / London International Animation Festival (31 July) / GRIMMFEST (4 Aug), London Short Film Festival (20 Aug) / Stockholm Experimental and Animation Film Festival (8 Sept) / TriForce Short Film Festival (14 Sept) / Glasgow Short Film Festival (13 Oct) / Tampere Film Festival (1 Dec)

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