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Newsletter issue 156
3 DAYS LEFT TO SUBMIT TO NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS

3 DAYS LEFT TO SUBMIT TO NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS

Time’s running out to submit to SP’s Short Film Competition. There’s £5K worth of prizes up for grabs, including industry mentorship, screenwriting software, audio kit, a DCP, a MUBI subscription and promotion across SP. Plus the overall winner of all four rounds takes home a Nikon Z 6II Essential Movie Kit (worth over £2900). We know that productions were put on hold last year so we are accepting films made in 2019 too. We accept all genres and budgets, and our past winners have included a mixture of fiction, animation, documentary and experimental shorts. Submit by 11.59pm 30th April.

TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT: NEW SHOOTS WITH PAUL GREENGRASS

TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT: NEW SHOOTS WITH PAUL GREENGRASS

A little reminder that our Q&A with triple-BAFTA winning writer-director Paul Greengrass (‘News of the World’, ‘Jason Bourne’, ‘Captain Phillips’) will kick off tonight at 7pm. If you were too late to register for the event, fear not, we will also be going live on our Facebook page. And we’ll be announcing the winner of our Actor and Filmmaker Competitions. Our three shortlisted films are ‘Miss Curvy’ by Ghada Eldemellawy, ‘Lucky Break’ by director John Addis and producer Rami Pantoja and ‘Under the North Sea’ by Federico Barni, and members can watch the films here. More info on our Actors Shortlist below.

NEW SHOOTS: ACTORS SHORTLIST

NEW SHOOTS: ACTORS SHORTLIST

Big congrats to our 9 shortlisted actors: Buppha Witt, Camille Krieg, Martin Johnston, Yusuf Bhaimia, Polly, Ciara Pouncett, Linda Wachaga, Holly Newton and Shaun Blaney. If you’re curious to find out a little bit more about them, you can check them out here. The winning actor will be announced at the NEW SHOOTS event tonight, and they’ll take home a Showreel Scene from Actors Apparel, an Actor's Grant, audio kit and more goodies.

LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE LOCATION?

LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE LOCATION?

Are you tired of using the same locations as everyone else? Tutti specialise in finding unique London locations for every occasion, be it filming, script read-through or just a rehearsal. Tutti has everything from theatres, homes, schools, pubs and military venues, to quirky boats, tube carriages and even the odd bathroom. To kickstart your project post-lockdown, they’re offering Shooters 5% off bookings over summer. You can save more money by renting locations by just the hour or half day when needed. Browse their locations here. Use the Discount Code: SPCOMMUNITY-0421. Discount ends 30th June.

BFI NETWORK FUNDING

BFI NETWORK FUNDING

The BFI Network Short Film and Early Development Funds are now open. The Short Film Fund supports the production costs of fiction shorts, in both live action and animation. They are looking for filmmaking that takes risks on talent, form and content. If you’re a new feature writer based in England with an exciting, bold idea, then the Early Development Fund is for you. Deadline 7 June.

GO MEMBERS

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

[] Lee Kern was Oscar nominated for co-writing ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’. Many of you will remember Lee from when he was also editing the Screenwriters Bulletin for the community.

[] Kate Briggs-Price and Ira Putilova have both been selected for the 2021 Grierson DocLabs.

GRIERSON 2021: BRITISH DOCUMENTARY AWARDS

GRIERSON 2021: BRITISH DOCUMENTARY AWARDS

Entries for the Grierson 2021: British Documentary Awards are now open. With 15 categories to enter, including the new Sports and Music categories, the Grierson Awards celebrate excellence across all documentary genres. Last year ‘Country Girl’ by SP member Ellen Evans won Best Documentary Short, and ‘Miss Curvy’ by SP member Ghada Eldemellawy won Best Student Short. Enter by Friday 28th May.

GO GET

[] The Shore Scripts Short Film Fund are accepting applications of all sorts for their Short Film Fund: short scripts, animations, proof of concept shorts and filmed projects seeking Finishing Funds. Grand prize $15,000, 2nd prize $10,000, final deadline 2nd May.

[] Applications are still open for the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting which awards up to five $35,000 fellowships to amateur screenwriters. Deadline 3rd May.

[] The FLAMIN Fellowship is back for its fourth edition, and aims to support the most exciting, innovative and challenging moving image practices from filmmakers at the early stages of their careers, with development and £2,500 funding for new work. Deadline 4th May.

[] 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.

[] 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. 'Follow' our Funding page to receive the latest news direct to your inbox (member access only).

WATERBEAR STUDENT SHORT PITCH

WATERBEAR STUDENT SHORT PITCH

In partnership with Sheffield DocFest, WaterBear are looking to award a proposal for a student short film, under 5 mins, with a £500 production grant and presentation of the completed film on the WaterBear platform. The competition is open to student filmmakers from anywhere in the world with a proposal for an impactful short documentary film that explores one of the following four themes- Biodiversity, Climate, Circularity or Community. Deadline 14th May.

GO LOOK

[] Watch the INDIs masterclass with Intimacy Coordinator Ita O'Brien (Normal People, I May Destroy You.)

[] Find out more about how production designer David Crank worked his magic on Paul Greengrass’ NEWS OF THE WORLD, turning one set into four different towns.

[] Watch Jim Jarmush’ Saint Laurent Short FRENCH WATER. The nine-minute film features a star-studded cast, including Julianne Moore, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Chloë Sevigny.

[] Check out the new trailer for Leos Carax’ English-language debut, ANNETTE. The HOLY MOTORS director’s latest film stars Adam Driver and Marion Cottillard, and is set to open Cannes in July.

GO SUBMIT

FilmBath: IMDb Script To Screen (16 May) / Grierson British Documentary Awards (28 May) / S.O.U.L. Fest (28 May) / Depict Short Film Competition (14 June) / Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest (15 June) / BFI Future Film Festival (6 August) / Leeds International Film Festival (31 August)

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