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Newsletter issue 159
FINAL DEADLINE FOR NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS

FINAL DEADLINE FOR NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS

There’s only 3 days left to enter your short film to NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS. The winning filmmaker will take home £5K in prizes, including state-of-the-art film kit, Final Draft 12, a DCP, a year’s MUBI subscription, promotion across SP and industry mentorship from either BFI NETWORK, Animate Projects or LONO studio. We know it’s been tough to get a film made during the pandemic, so we’re accepting projects made in 2019. Deadline 31 July.

RE-WATCH THE NEW SHOOTS HORROR MASTERCLASS

RE-WATCH THE NEW SHOOTS HORROR MASTERCLASS

Our NEW SHOOTS live event programme continues online, and this month we were joined by horror guru’s Prano Bailey-Bond (Censor) and Jen Sheridan (Rose: A Love Story) for a truly killer masterclass. The pair shared expert advice on developing a first feature, working on a shoestring budget, capturing tone and, surprisingly, even leech wrangling. If you missed it, fear not, you can read the highlights and watch the Q&A on our blog.

IN CONVERSATION WITH LANRE MALAOLU

IN CONVERSATION WITH LANRE MALAOLU

Lanre Malaolu’s powerful dance documentary hybrid, ‘The Circle’, won the overall NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS competition in 2020, which meant he took home the coveted Nikon Z6 II Essential Movie Kit. Judge Desiree Akhavan (Writer & Director: The Miseducation of Cameron Post) said the film: ‘explores race in a way I’ve never seen on screen before- playing with form, movement and narrative structure.’ We caught up with Lanre to discuss his filmmaking process and his top tips for getting a project off the ground. Read the interview here and submit to the competition here.

NEW SHOOTS SUMMER WINNER

NEW SHOOTS SUMMER WINNER

Big congrats to Alex Goddard whose poetic animation ‘Sc@tter_me’ was selected as the Summer winner of NEW SHOOTS. The film is a beautifully animated contemplation of death in the digital age. Judge Lucile Bourliaud (Flatpack Film Festival) said- 'Alex Goddard confirms his talent for capturing the mundane and the sublime, the absurd and the all too relatable. He handles words, animation and sound design with the same playfulness, and makes them work together to create strangely comforting pieces." SP members can watch all the entries, share feedback & find future collaborators here.

GO MEMBERS

[] 'Dear Future Children' directed by Franz Böhm and produced by Jamie Gamache won the Audience Award at Hot Docs and is now eligible in the Oscar race for Best Documentary Feature.

[] Writer/director Fateme Ahmadi was selected for Edinburgh International Film Festival’s Talent Lab Connects 2021 for ‘Daughter of Adam’.

[] Three films by shooters have been nominated for The Rumi Foundation Best Documentary Short at The Grierson Awards 2021- ‘Dafa Metti (Difficult)’ By Tal Amiran, ‘Disciples’ by Jess Kohl and ‘Everyman’ by Jack Goessens.

JULIA DUCOURNAU MAKES HISTORY AT CANNES.

JULIA DUCOURNAU MAKES HISTORY AT CANNES.

We're overjoyed that the prestigious Cannes Palme d’Or went to Julia Ducournau for her second feature 'Titane.' Julia is the second female director in history to scoop the award since Jane Campion with 'The Piano' in 1993, so it's been a long time coming. Watch the moment Jury president Spike Lee prematurely announced the winner. We loved Julia's exhilarating debut 'Raw' and can’t wait to see ‘Titane’ which has been described as ‘the most shocking film of 2021,’ check out the trailer.

GO GET

[] Shoot the Company turns 15 and to celebrate, they’re awarding a working budget of up to £15,000 to the next budding content creator, to create a piece of content on a subject of their choice. Open to those aged 18-25. Deadline 13 August.

[] You can still apply for the BFI’s Short Form Animation Funding, which supports higher-budget animated shorts from teams based in the UK. Funding between £30,000 and £120,000 available to projects up to 15 min in length. Deadline 16 August.

[] Applications are open for the BFI’s UK Global Screen Fund: International Co-production, supporting UK producers to work as partners on international co-productions and help create new global projects. Funding up to £300,000 available. Deadline 17 August.

[] 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. Open to those who are ready to step up in their department or step across from other creative industries. 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. 'Follow' our Funding page to receive the latest news direct to your inbox (member access only).

GO LOOK

[] Check out the latest podcast episode of This Is My Cinema, from the British Independent Film Awards. Limbo star Amir El-Masry discusses the upcoming film and tells the incredible story of how he once met Omar Sharif.

[] Read up on this interview with Cannes favourite Léa Seydoux, who starred in four films at the festival this year but was stuck self-isolating in Paris instead of walking the red carpet.

[] Have you seen the trailer for Lamb yet? Valdimar Jóhannsson’s directorial debut looks like it will be A24’s freakiest horror yet.

[] ScreenDaily wrote an interesting feature on Irelands soaring production sector - definitely worth a read!

[] This video essay by Thomas Flight beautifully breaks down how the absolute chaos of ‘Uncut Gems’ was created through a clever mix of sound, editing and cinematography.

GO SUBMIT

Emerging Filmmakers Night (31 July) / BFI Future Film Festival (6 August) / British Independent Film Awards (6 August) / London Short Film Festival (9 August) / Adventure Cinema Screenings (13 August) / Leeds International Film Festival (31 August) / Glasgow Short Film Festival (5 October)

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