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Newsletter issue 165
NEW SHOOTS WITH WILL SHARPE AND SUZIE DAVIES

NEW SHOOTS WITH WILL SHARPE AND SUZIE DAVIES

Kick off the new year in style with the first NEW SHOOTS event of 2022. We’ll be joined for a special online Q&A with the BAFTA winning actor, writer and director, Will Sharpe and Oscar nominated production designer Suzie Davies. The pair will be discussing their top tips for working in film & TV, and their collaboration on The 'Electrical Life Of Louis Wain', which has just been longlisted for 5 BAFTAs- including Outstanding British Film and Production Design. January 19th, 7pm. RSVP for your free ticket.

NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS IS BACK

NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS IS BACK

HUGE NEWS! Nikon’s fastest, most powerful camera- ever, the Z 9 (worth over £5000) is our overall prize for NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS 2022. Submit to Round 1 now for the chance to win Industry mentorship from BFI Network, Animate Projects or LONO Studio. PLUS a year's MUBI subscription, Final Draft 12 Screenwriting Software, A TASCAM DR-40X audio recorder, a DCP of your short film, a year’s free SP membership and promotion across our channels. We accept fiction, documentary, animation and experimental short films. Deadline 31 January

ON LOCATION WITH ELEANOR MORTIMER

ON LOCATION WITH ELEANOR MORTIMER

Last year we joined SP member, Sundance director and New Shoots alumni Eleanor Mortimer on location at Victoria Park, London, as she filmed her new documentary ‘A to B.’ Shot on the Nikon Z 6II, the film is unique study of the relationship between humans, nature and public space, and is due for release soon. The film is inspired by a person called Akira, who Eleanor met one winter morning as he was casually walking backwards through the park. Eleanor discusses the making of the film and shares her experience of working with mirrorless, and her plans for the future. Check out the interview here

NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS ROUND 4 WINNER

NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS ROUND 4 WINNER

Ren Scateni, the Head of Programme at Encounters Film Festival, has selected BLUE CORRIDOR 15 by Dubheasa Lanipekun as the winner of NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS Round 4. Ren said: ‘I was really captured by BLUE CORRIDOR 15's opening scene, which immediately shows Dubheasa Lanipekun's aptitude for capturing her actors' subtlest emotions. The film is a dynamic and relatable snapshot of girlhood and friendship, whose playful language allows for snappy twists and turns culminating in the very last shot, which encapsulates the chaotic yet tender nature of teenage years.'

LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

LSFF kicks off tomorrow and a whopping 43 SP members have films screening. SP member Bryan M. Ferguson will also be chatting about his surrealist filmography across music video and fiction shorts. Featuring collaborations with Tape Collective, Otherness Archive and Guardian Docs, this year’s programme is a bold and joyous celebration of filmmaking and radical collectives, bringing over 600 short films to London audiences. Explore the programme.

LET’S GET THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD

LET’S GET THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD

Looking for affordable, easy to access transport? Whether it's to scout locations, move equipment, or just travel from A-to-B, Zipcar has got you covered. They are offering all film freelancers & production companies a FREE membership, £60 driving credit & cheaper ongoing rates. There’s on-demand access to nearly 3,000 cars & vans in 26 boroughs across London, as well as Bristol, Cambridge and Oxford. AND Fuel, insurance & Congestion Charge are all included. Find out more.

GO MEMBERS

[] The BAFTA longlist has been announced. Roy by Ross White’s has been longlisted for British Short Film and Censor by Prano Bailey-Bond has being longlisted for Outstanding Debut Feature- a HUGE CONGRATS to them. The Electrical Life of Louis Wain by our upcoming New Shoots speakers (writer/director Will Sharpe and production designer Suzie Davies), has also been nominated for a huge 5 awards.

[] 43 SP members have films screening at London Short Film Festival.

[] Lanre Malaolu, the overall winner of NEW SHOOTS 2020, has released his latest short film THE CONVERSATION, which won Best Dance film at Aesthetica film festival and Best Director Soul film festival. Through a dynamic fusion of movement and dialogue, The Conversation explores the challenges Black men and women face when communicating their racial experience to white partners.

[] Both Sam Davies (Long Line of Ladies) and Alex Polunin (Egúngún (Masquerade) have films screening at Sundance 2022.

A LOOK BACK AT 2021

Despite the many challenges of 2021, across the SP community people took the time to support each other, exchange ideas, join each other’s productions, watch and comment on each other’s films, and build collaborations that persist in getting bold, independent work made and seen. Here are some of our best bits:

[] In 2021 over 300 members had films screening at festivals across the World.

[] Mole Hill’s animated short ‘The Owl and The Pussycat’ won the 2021 BAFTA for British Animated Short.

[] Prano Bailey-Bond’s debut feature Censor was nominated for 9 awards at the British Independent Film Awards.

[] Lee Kern was Oscar nominated for co-writing ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’.

[] Alfie Barker won Best British Live Action Short at Encounters and Tiago Teixeira was the Depict! 2021 Award winner.

[] Directors Naomi Soneye-Thomas and Rosie Westoff were both selected as Film London’s 2021 Lodestars.

We're looking forward to seeing what 2022 has in store.

WATCH COW IN CINEMAS

WATCH COW IN CINEMAS

Academy Award-winning director Andrea Arnold (American Honey, Fish Tank) returns with COW, a compelling portrait of the life of a dairy cow called Luma that marks her first foray into feature-length documentary filmmaking. Andrea's been a longtime supporter of both SP & the independent film community, so let's show the film some love over opening weekend. Find a cinema near you.

GO LOOK

[] Listen to SP Member Nia Child’s on the Best Girl Grip Podcast talking candidly about being a freelancer and making her first short film The Other End which she crewed through Shooting People and premiered at BFI London Film Festival.

[] Nikon released a behind the scenes video of the Nikon Z 9 - the new prize for New Shoots: Filmmakers.

[] VFX supervisors Peter Hjorth and Fredrik Nord discuss how they created the creepy human-sheep hybrid child in last year’s most disturbing horror, Lamb.

[] Check out the BFI’s best films of 2021 - what a year it was.

[] Birds Eye View has compiled the year’s review for women in film - upping from 2020 by just a single percentage point, it was recorded that 30% of all films released in 2021 were made by women.

[] Doc Society has partnered with Pocc to launch the British Creativity and Climate survey - a research piece which will explore how UK POC filmmakers and creatives can be better supported to develop stories around the climate crisis.

KICKSTARTER’S LONG STORY SHORT

KICKSTARTER’S LONG STORY SHORT

This March sees the third annual edition of Long Story Short, Kickstarter’s celebration of short films and the people who make them—and you’re invited to take part. In March, they’ll be featuring live short film campaigns on the site, on social, and in newsletters. They’ll share new resources to help you run a successful campaign, and celebrate some of the outstanding short filmmaking and filmmakers we’ve worked with.

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[] BFI Network’s Connect + Collab is a networking event designed to bring together filmmaking teams to work on short-form narrative projects that would be eligible for BFI NETWORK Short Film Funding. Deadline: 21st January

[] RoundHouse are welcoming applications for their Spring 2022 Film Fund available to 3 of the selected 18-25 year olds. For this round they are seeking ideas using the word “liberation” as their creative stimulus. Deadline: 25th January

[] Levile are offering a £1k creative fund for successful applicants - the fund is available to anyone in the TV, Film and Entertainment industry and is designed to be used to kickstart a creative project of your choosing. Deadline: 26th January

[] ScreenIreland are open for applications to their Frameworks fund, with funds available up to €55,000 for short animation filmmaking. Deadline: 4th February

[] Grierson DocLab is open for applications providing a training scheme for 18-25 year olds who are interested in getting involved with factual TV and documentary production. Deadline: 11th February

[] ScreenIreland’s Focus Shorts is open for applications awarding funding of up to €50K for the making of fiction films. Deadline: 15th February

[] The Shore Scripts Short Film Fund offers an opportunity for emerging screenwriters and filmmakers to have their short films financed and produced, with prizes ranging from $5000 to $10,000. Deadline: 28th February

[] Creative Debuts 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 helps artists who are unable to make work due to lack of access to facilities. They 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. Click follow on our Funding page to receive the latest news direct to your inbox (member access only).

GO SUBMIT

Open City Documentary Festival (14 Jan) / Indie Shorts Cannes (20 Jan) / Flatpack Film Festival (31 Jan) / Sheffield Doc/Fest (11 Feb) / Leeds International Film Festival (1 Mar) / Encounters Film Festival (28 March)


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