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Newsletter issue 124
SHORT CUTS EVENT : ALICE LOWE

SHORT CUTS EVENT : ALICE LOWE

Friends! We invite you to join us for our SHORT CUTS October Event (2 Oct) featuring award-winning actor, writer, and director, Alice Lowe. Best known for her 2016 directorial debut Prevenge, Alice has also appeared in some of the best British comedy features of the past few years. Her new feature Timestalker is due to film next year. Book your free ticket.

BLOG : CECILIA FRUGIUELE

BLOG : CECILIA FRUGIUELE

This month we spoke with producer/writer Cecilia Frugiuele about her creative partnership with Desiree Akhavan (our previous SHORT CUTS guest) about their new film The Miseducation of Cameron Post, which won the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance and is out in UK cinemas Sept 7.

SCRIPT PITCH: TV PILOTS

SCRIPT PITCH: TV PILOTS

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 TV PILOT pitches. Pitch us your idea! (member access only).

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[] Check out this free online 10-day Motion Graphics Course and learn some new skillzzz.

[] Learn how to shoot a feature for only $7k on the No Film School podcast.

[] Cinematographers, follow these steps to make your own Roger Deakins-inspired ring light.

SP COLLABORATION - DRUG RUNNER

SP COLLABORATION - DRUG RUNNER

Production Company Bold Content reached out to SP member Charlotte Regan, through the site, after watching some of her work. After discovering their shared creative interests they teamed up to make short film Drug Runner. We had a chat with Charlotte about their new film over on our blog.

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[] Last chance to apply 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 Film Empire have two competitions closing on 31 Aug. Both the Music In Film & TV: Composer’s Contest and the Cinematography For Film & TV Contest offer winners the chance to receive mentorship meetings with a diverse line-up of industry figures.

[] Got a short film that runs between 1 - 10 minutes with no previous distribution? The IMDb New Filmmaker Award will offer one filmmaker £1k cash prize, £1k kit hire plus other prizes. Submit by 1 Sept.

[] Interested in ideas and technologies to do with immersion, but just starting out or changing your career? Apply to take part in a ten-month, flexible programme with a £15k bursary for to develop ideas and leadership roles in the field. Apply by 2 Sept.

[] Boulder Media, one of Dublin’s largest animation studios is sponsoring a three-month paid internship for a student or graduate who is submitting a short film to Dublin Animation Film Festival. Apply by 3 Sept.

[] 4Stories are looking for writers and directors for the latest round of their talent scheme. Commissioned by Channel 4 from BlackLight Television, the scheme aims to find diverse voices, exploring contemporary stories that are rarely seen on TV. Apply by 10 Sept.

[] The Made of Truth: BFI Doc Society Short Film Fund is open for documentary makers. The Fund can support all forms of docs - personal stories, hybrids, artist films, essays, observational and social issue projects. Apply by 14 Sept.

[] The BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition is a platform for aspiring screenwriters to have their work showcased and a fantastic opportunity to take their writing career to the next level. They are currently accepting submissions for film scripts. Submit by 26 Sept.

[] Hot Docs’ CrossCurrents International Fund is open to emerging documentary filmmakers whose perspectives have been historically underrepresented. Apply by 28 Sept.

[] The Canada Media Fund and Northern Ireland Screen have announced a funding incentive for the development of screen-based projects between Canadian and Northern Ireland producers. The maximum contribution for each project is approx £27.5k. Apply by 13 Nov.

ALTERNATE REALITIES AT THE BARBICAN

ALTERNATE REALITIES AT THE BARBICAN

For those of you who didn't attend Sheffield Doc/Fest this year, you have another chance to check out their Alternate Realities programme at The Barbican in London, which is dedicated to interactive augmented reality and virtual reality projects. The exhibition runs until 27 Sept and admission is free.

CULTURAL CINEMA EXHIBITION COURSE

CULTURAL CINEMA EXHIBITION COURSE

The ICO’s Cultural Cinema Exhibition (14-19 October, London) is an essential training course for anyone who wants to take their film career to the next level. Apply by 4 September for this great opportunity to boost your skills and knowledge.

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Together! Disability Film Festival (1 Sept) / Film Bath (1 Sept) / Irish Film Festival London (14 Sept) / SXSW (20 Sept) / Stockholm Experimental and Animation Film Festival (8 Sept) / Sundance Film Festival (14 Sept) / TriForce Short Film Festival (14 Sept) / Tricky Women International Animation Festival (5 Oct) / Glasgow Short Film Festival (13 Oct) / Manchester Film Festival (23 Oct) / Tampere Film Festival (1 Dec)

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