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Newsletter issue 149
FINAL ROUND OF NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS

FINAL ROUND OF NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS

Filmmakers, don’t miss your last chance this year to enter the New Shoots: Filmmakers Competition. There is £5000 worth of prizes up for grabs to help you take the next step in your career, including Industry Mentorship, audio equipment, screenwriting software and a DCP of your short. The overall winner of all four rounds in 2020 will win a Nikon Z 6 Essential Movie Kit (valued over £2500). Deadline 31st October.

RE-WATCH NEW SHOOTS WITH IMOGEN POOTS

RE-WATCH NEW SHOOTS WITH IMOGEN POOTS

Thanks so much to everyone who joined us online for the incredible Q&A with British actress Imogen Poots ('Vivarium'). Imogen spoke about her career to date, the actor - director relationship and how she makes creative decisions on what projects to undertake, as well as answering audience questions. If you missed it, or simply want to enjoy it all over again, you can watch it here. We’ll be bringing you more of these soon.

'THE CIRCLE' WINS AUTUMN’S NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS

'THE CIRCLE' WINS AUTUMN’S NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS

During our online Q&A with Imogen Poots we announced the winner of the third round of New Shoots: Filmmakers. ‘The Circle’ by Lanre Malaolu was selected by Sundance winner Desiree Akhavan who said 'The Circle explores race in a way I’ve never seen on screen before- playing with form, movement and narrative structure. I’m really looking forward to seeing where Lanre Malaolu’s voice takes him next.' Watch it here.

9 ACTORS SHORTLISTED FOR NEW SHOOTS: ACTORS

9 ACTORS SHORTLISTED FOR NEW SHOOTS: ACTORS

Looking to connect with actors? Check out the 9 actors shortlisted for the New Shoots: Actors Competition. You can see who they would choose to teach their dream masterclass and view their full profiles here. Get in touch with them, or search the members directory to find other actors you might like to work with. The winning actor will be announced in November and the next round will open in March 2021.

DOCS TO WATCH: BLACK HISTORY MONTH

DOCS TO WATCH: BLACK HISTORY MONTH

October is Black History Month and Bertha Doc House have put together a brilliant list of some of the best docs by Black directors that they've shown over the last five years. If you’d like to know more about systemic racism then Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary doc '13th' is essential viewing.

LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ONLINE

LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ONLINE

The 33rd Leeds International Film Festival will take place in venues from 3-19 November. Plus over 150 features and shorts from the programme will also be available to watch online throughout the UK, so there's plenty to keep you entertained on these cold winter nights. Big congrats to the 11 members who are screening in the BAFTA qualifying short film competitions. You can check out the full programme here.

GO MEMBERS

[] 5 members have been announced as Screen’s Stars Of Tomorrow 2020 - Congratulations to Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor, Charlotte Regan, Ella Glendining, Naqqash Khalid, and Tom Wood.

[] Multi award-winning film director, writer and producer Asif Kapadia will be honoured with the prestigious BBC Grierson Trustees' Award at the 2020 British Documentary Awards. Celebrated for reinventing the documentary form as well as achieving Britain’s biggest box-office documentary hits.

[] James Skinner’s brilliant short film ‘Fabulous’ won the Depict Competition at Encounters Short Film Festival.

[] Amber Akaunu and Scarlett Ward have both been awarded BAFTA scholarships to study Filmmaking (Screen Documentary) at Goldsmiths and Television Fiction Writing at Glasgow University.

[] 11 shooters have films screening at Leeds International Film Festival in November.

THE MOTHER TONGUES AWARD

THE MOTHER TONGUES AWARD

The Mother Tongues Award is looking for non-English language films, set in the UK. The stories can be in any non-English language whether native to the UK or from another country. At least one project will be awarded £10,000 in development funding and the support of an award-winning production team. Submissions open 1 November.

GO LOOK- HALLOWEEN EDITION

[] Empire has compiled a list of The 50 Best Horror Movies of all time.

[] Plus there are plenty of scary documentaries to watch this Halloween.

[] You can also get those tingles by listening to the 13 scariest horror film soundtracks ever written.

[] From bones snapping to muddy footsteps, see how sound effects can be made from everyday objects.

[] How do you measure scary movies? Science of Scare used heart rate to determine the most scary production.

[] Make sure to also learn more about the relationship between horror and disability.

DOCS WANTED

DOCS WANTED

Calling all non-fiction filmmakers, artists and creatives. Sheffield Doc/Fest is now open for entries for its 2021 programme, with an Early Bird deadline just around the corner. Doc/Fest is interested in questioning and expanding the boundaries of documentary, and welcomes non-fiction projects of all lengths, and across all formats, for consideration for its official selection. Early Deadline: 6 November.

GO GET

[] Free Press Unlimited is looking for engaging ideas from independent storytellers for a feature documentary film highlighting the theme of impunity for the murder of journalists. Deadline: 30 October.

[] The Shore Scripts Short Film Fund offers an opportunity for two emerging screenwriters and filmmakers to have their short film financed and produced: Grand Prize - A Production Cash Grant of between $10-15K and a 2nd Prize between $5-10K. Deadline: 31 October.

[] The Documentary Campus Masterschool is a European training programme and international networking platform dedicated to the development of factual content for an international audience. Deadline: 15 November.

[] CPH:FORUM is CPH:DOX’s financing and co-production event dedicated to facilitate the development and financing of creative and visually strong film projects with international potential, whether they are features, series or new media projects. Deadline: 15 November.

[] The Digital Orchard Emerging Cinematographers Fund will support those within the first 5 years of their career with services and equipment. Deadline: 31 December.

[] The Whickers Film & TV Funding Award is awarded annually to an emerging filmmaker from anywhere in the world with the most promising pitch for a director-led documentary. The main award is worth £80,000 and a runner-up contribution at £15,000. Deadline: 31 January 2021.

[] N17 Creative Callings are looking for creatives who want to boost their creative practice, get their skills accredited, and expand their professional network through a free six-week accredited training in Video and Motion Graphics. Deadline: 31 January 2021.

[] SKIP/INTRO is a new commissioning programme aimed at supporting emerging filmmakers with a particular focus on artists from under-represented backgrounds. Rolling deadline.

[] The Pitch fund currently offers £30,000 for the top entrant to shoot their short film inspired by the Bible. Rolling deadline.

[] The BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew Mentoring programme supports filmmakers working across the UK from regions and communities currently underrepresented in the screen 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.

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 SUBMIT

The Golden Script Competition (29 October) / Berlinale (3 November) / Sheffield Doc/Fest (6 November) /London Migration Film Festival (15 December) / Flatpack Film Festival (31 January)


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