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Newsletter issue 155
NEW SHOOTS: WITH PAUL GREENGRASS

NEW SHOOTS: WITH PAUL GREENGRASS

We’ve got another exciting NEW SHOOTS event lined up for you on 28th April. Our very own Cath Le Couteur will be sitting down (remotely) for a chat with triple BAFTA winning and Oscar nominated writer-director Paul Greengrass ('United 93', 'Captain Phillips', the 'Jason Bourne' series). We'll be chatting about his career and his latest film 'News Of The World', starring Tom Hanks, which is out now on Netflix. The second half of the evening will be devoted to you being able to ask Paul any questions that you have about his filmmaking practice and his creative challenges.Get your free ticket.

NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS SHORTLIST

NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS SHORTLIST

Three brilliant films have been shortlisted for the first round of NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS. 'Under the North Sea' by Federico Barni is a sensory documentary which takes us one kilometer underneath the North Yorkshire coast. 'Miss Curvy' by Ghada Eldemellawy looks at the extraordinary world of East African plus-size beauty pageantry. 'Lucky Break' by John Addis and Rami Pantoja is a snappy comedy about a bizarre encounter between two strangers at a petrol station. Members can watch and leave feedback on the shortlist and all submitted films, and reach out to shooters for future collaborations.

SHOW US YA SHORTS

SHOW US YA SHORTS

Get your camera at the ready. Throughout April submissions will open for the second round of NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS, our career development short film competition. The winning filmmaker receives £5K in prizes, including a Nikon Z6II Essential Movie Kit, industry mentorship from the likes of BFI NETWORK, audio kit, screenwriting software, a year’s MUBI subscription and even more goodies. All genres and budgets accepted. Submissions open 1-30 April.

NEW SHOOTS: ACTORS DEADLINE

NEW SHOOTS: ACTORS DEADLINE

Calling all Actors! Today is the final deadline to enter our Actors' Competition. Answer three fun questions, including ‘Which actor would you most like to be stuck on a desert island with and why?’ for the chance to win a bespoke showreel scene from Actors Apparel, a £250 Actors Grant, a year's Mubi subscription, sound recording equipment, screenwriting software and promotion throughout the SP filmmaker community. Submit by 11.59pm on 31 March.

INDEPENDENT DIRECTIONS FILM FESTIVAL

INDEPENDENT DIRECTIONS FILM FESTIVAL

The INDIs Film Festival is dedicated to emerging filmmakers and film lovers. The festival spans over a month of digital screenings of the best in new independent cinema and three weekends of FREE online masterclasses, including script and story sessions from the makers of 'Four Lions' and 'Succession', Nikon mirrorless camera training and guests from productions including 'Harry Potter' and 'Batman Begins.’ Check out the full programme.

BREAKING THROUGH THE LENS

BREAKING THROUGH THE LENS

Breaking Through The Lens is a pioneering initiative for female and non-binary directors with a feature film project in late-stage development. Ten successful applicants will have the opportunity to pitch their film projects in front of a select group of investors, financiers and sales agents at the Toronto Film Festival this Autumn 2021. Act fast, the deadline is 7 April.

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH ON MUBI

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH ON MUBI

To celebrate the 25th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, MUBI are presenting a special programme highlighting films from previous editions, including the critically acclaimed ‘Wadjda’ by Haifaa Al-Mansour and ‘5 Broken Cameras’ by Emad Burnat. MUBI are also offering all SP members an amazing 90 day free subscription (see bulletins).

GO MEMBERS

[] 7 films by shooters screened at BFI Flare, including ‘Sweetheart’ written and directed by Marley Morrison and ‘Rebel Dykes’ produced by Siobhan Fahey.

[] Congrats to Peter Mann who was the director of photography, producer and editor for ‘Scylos’ which has been selected for Visions du Reel.

[] Raman Mundair has been selected as one of the Scottish Drama Writers for BBC Writersroom.

[] Director Natasha Hawthornthwaite and writer-director Soph Webberley have been selected for this year’s BFI NETWORK Weekender:

[] Shooter Jack Goessens was one of the lucky few to be selected for this year’s BFI Flare x BAFTA Crew mentoring programme.

CAN YOU DO IT IN 90 SECONDS?

CAN YOU DO IT IN 90 SECONDS?

Submissions are now open for Depict ’21, part of Encounters Film Festival. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got a big budget or a tiny one; whether you specialise in docs, animation or live-action - as long as your film is less than a minute and a half in length, you can submit your short to this year’s competition for free. Last year’s Main Depict Award of £1,500 went to ‘Fabulous’ by SP director James Skinner.

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, deadline 31 March.

[] One World Media Fellowship are looking for aspiring filmmakers and journalists ready to take the next leap in their career reporting from the global south. Fellows will receive a £1,000 production grant, career mentorship, workshops by industry experts and more. Deadline 7 April.

[] Aesthetica Short Film Festival and Audible are inviting filmmakers to submit proposals for a short documentary on the subject of Listening for a £10,000 grant. They are looking for original stories in which audio is central to the storytelling. Deadline 9 April.

[] Flip The Script is a new creative talent development program for trainee script editors, specifically with a focus on individuals in the North West, offering twelve paid placements for trainee script editors to acquire and hone their skills and editorial voice. Deadline 9 April.

[] 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’ new 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).

SURVEY FOR CINEMA WORKERS

SURVEY FOR CINEMA WORKERS

Have you worked or volunteered in a front of house role in a UK cinema in the last three years? This includes roles such as ushers, projectionists, bar staff, cleaners and more. It’s your last chance to complete this Cinema Workers Survey. The responses will help create a picture of the issues cinema workers face and build a platform to change things for the better. It closes at midnight tonight.

GO LOOK

[] ‘Ammonite’ by SP supporter Francis Lee is now out on all digital platforms. Head over to our blog to re-watch the inspirational NEW SHOOTS Q&A with director Francis Lee & sound designer Johnnie Burn.

[] Check out the results of IndieWire’s survey to find out which cameras and lenses were used to shoot this year’s Oscar Contenders.

[] Learn more about how Oscar and BAFTA-nominated ‘The Father’ recreated the “disorientation of the audience” from the stage play on screen.

[] This year’s Costume Designers Guild Awards nominees share their inspirations and challenges in creating memorable looks.

[] Cocaine Bear: the must-see and must-avoid movie of 2022

GO SUBMIT

Cannes Film Festival (2 April shorts, 26 April features) / Leeds International Film Festival (6 April) / Straight 8 (8 April) / Bolton International Film Festival (9 April) / Open City Documentary Festival ( 23 April) / Film London’s Breakthrough Screenings (23 April) / Depict Short Film Competition (14 June) / Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest (15 June)


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