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Newsletter issue 138
FINAL DEADLINE FOR NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS

FINAL DEADLINE FOR NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS

Tomorrow is the final deadline to enter NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS, SP’s short film competition supporting filmmakers wanting to take the next step in their career. Up for grabs is £1,000 in film funding, top industry mentorship from BFI Network, Random Acts and Oscar winning producer Simon Chinn. As well as Sennheiser Shotgun Microphones, Final Draft 11 Software, a year's Mubi subscription and a public screening of your short film in London.

“SPELLCHECK

“SPELLCHECK" SCRIPTS FOR GENDER BIAS

The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, led by Oscar winning actor Geena Davis, has partnered with Walt Disney Studios to deploy a 'Spellcheck for Bias' tool. The digital tool uses AI technology to assess film and television scripts for gender bias.The technology can also discern the numbers of characters who are BAME, LGBTQI, possess disabilities or belong to other groups typically underrepresented and failed by storytelling.

AN EVENING WITH PETER STRICKLAND

AN EVENING WITH PETER STRICKLAND

Tickets are flying fast for SP’s final event of the year. Join us for a unique evening with the cult writer and director Peter Strickland ('In Fabric', 'The Duke of Burgundy', ‘Berberian Sound Studio’). Hear from one of the UK's most exciting filmmakers, feast your eyes on Strickland’s latest short film 'GU04' and network with other film creatives. Rich Mix, 11 November- register for your FREE ticket.

NEW SHOOTS: ACTORS

NEW SHOOTS: ACTORS

Drum roll please… SP’s Actor’s Competition opens for the second round this Friday. Actors can enter for the chance to win a headshot package from London Headshots, a £250 Actors Grant, a year's Mubi subscription, sound recording equipment, screenwriting software and promotion throughout the SP filmmaker community. The winner from the previous round will be announced at the Peter Strickland event, and you can view the contenders here.

GO MEMBERS

The British Independent Film Awards have announced the 2019 nominations which include 9 shooters:

[] Ninian Doff (Boyz in the Wood)- Debut Director
[] Fyzal Boulifa (Lynn & Lucy)- Debut Director
[] Harry Wootliff (Only You)- Debut Director & Debut Screenwriter
[] Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor (Blue Story)- Breakthrough Producer
[] Zed Nelson (The Street)- Raindance Discovery Award
[] Shelly Love (A Bump Along the Way)- Raindance Discovery Award
[] Jeanie Finlay (Seahorse)- Best Documentary
[] Asif Kapadia (Diego Maradona)- Best Director & Best Documentary
[] Edward Watts (For SAMA)- Best Independent Film, Best Director & Best Documentary

FROM MUSIC VIDEO TO NETFLIX

FROM MUSIC VIDEO TO NETFLIX

SP member and Doc Heads founder Tristan C. Anderson has collaborated with director Matt Kay on 'Love & Hate Or Believe', the second of eight films from Tristan's #Soundtracks project, which mixes documentary film with music video. The film follows Female sumo wrestler Hiyori as she fights against tradition in Japan to win her place in the ring. Matt subsequently developed the film into a longer documentary called 'Little Miss Sumo' which has gone on to screen at over 40 festivals, and is now available on Netflix.

THE IRISHMAN

THE IRISHMAN

Martin Scorsese's latest gangster epic, spans decades and uses extraordinary de-aging CGI to chronicle one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffauses. Starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci critics are hailing it as masterpiece and a serious awards contender. If you’re London based you can catch it at Rich Mix from Friday 8 November.

GO GET

[] BFI NETWORK and British Council's Lab Grant scheme are offering one emerging producer the chance to take part in CineMart’s Rotterdam Producer’s Lab; a five-day festival and training workshop. Deadline - 4 November.

[] The BFI Short Form Animation Fund offers support for higher-budget animated work from teams based in the UK. Deadline - 5 November.

[] Caroline Aherne Bursary is aimed at writer/performers and will award £5000 to the successful applicant. Deadline - 15 November.

[] Signal Film and Media and ScreenSkills are offering Stepping Up To Art Director, a 5-day Art Direction course. Deadline - 30 November.

[] FLAMIN Productions will be investing production funding through awards of £30,000 each for up to three moving image projects. Deadline - 2 December.

[] FOCUS is the only UK event to bring in film commissions, locations providers and production service companies from over 70 countries. FREE entry. Registration is open to all professionals working in the creative screen industries. Taking place 3rd & 4th Dec.

[] NEW CREATIVES is open for applications - they are looking for strong ideas for short-form films up to 3 minutes in duration. Deadline - 13 December.

[] The Digital Orchard Emerging Cinematographers Fund is supporting cinematographers with affordable and/or complementary services and equipment. Deadline: Thursday 31 December.

[] The Whickers Film & TV Funding Award is awarded annually to an emerging documentary filmmaker, with a main award worth £80,000 and a runner-up contribution of £15,000. Deadline - 31 January.

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).

LONDON INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL

LONDON INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL

The London International Animation Festival, the UK’s largest and most eclectic animation festival, returns for its 16th year with a mammoth 10-day celebratory feast of forums, screen talks and over 250 of the best recent and historical animated shorts and features from around the world. Everything kicks off on 29 November.

CATCH THE BEST DOCS IN LONDON

CATCH THE BEST DOCS IN LONDON

DocHouse has another incredible month of filmmaker Q&As lined up, from seminal British feminist classic Nightcleaners tomorrow to a Q&A showing of Meeting Gorbachev with Werner Herzog collaborator André Singer. Plus they’ve launched an exciting new film club with gal-dem – one of the UK’s most exciting emerging media outlets.

GO LOOK

[] Don’t miss out on those 35 Scary Indie Horror Movies Streaming for Halloween.

[] Here are the 15 tactics that horror movies use to manipulate you into fear.

[] The director of Midsommar, Ari Aster, gives tips on how to make a horror movie scary in 2019.

[] If you’re knee deep in Halloween celebrations, here are some of the best film-inspired costume ideas from ‘Midsommar’ to ‘The Beach Bum’.

[] Did you know ‘Child’s Play’ was inspired by a real event, and the ‘Conjuring’s’ Ed and Lorraine Warren were real-life paranormal investigators. Here are 40 fascinating horror movie facts.

Here Be Witches

Here Be Witches

It’s the season of the witch. Kicking off on Halloween and all throughout November, The Final Girls will dive deep into exploring the figure of the witch in film and TV through a season of film screenings, discussions and a brand-new podcast.

RAINDANCE 1 MINUTE HORROR

RAINDANCE 1 MINUTE HORROR

Tomorrow is Halloween and the final deadline to enter the Raindance one-minute horror short film competition. The winning filmmaker will receive 2 Raindance Film Festival 2020 VIP Passes and have their film screened at the festival! Spooktacular!

GO SUBMIT

GO SUBMIT

Berlin (Features: 8 Nov; Shorts: 15 Nov) / Screencraft Cinematic Short Story Competition (30 Nov) / Sci-fi London (3 Dec) / Scriptapalooza (16 Dec) / British Independent Film Festival (20 Dec) / Loco Film Festival (5 Jan 2020)

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