FilmMerton are looking for ideas for short films that reflect the vibrancy, passions and diversity of people living in Merton. The 4 short film commissions include 2 for established filmmakers and 2 for young filmmakers (aged between 18-25).
Eight new and emerging directors will be offered the opportunity to make their own three-minute short with a budget of £5,000, plus a fast-track intensive director’s refreshers programme with masterclasses and support from a mentor throughout.
Designed to remove barriers and increase opportunities for under-represented filmmakers, Widening the Lens 2019 will be delivered across three days in Bristol and will consist of masterclasses, round table discussions, workshops and film screenings.
The Whickers support emerging documentary filmmakers to tell original and director-led stories with honesty, flair and wit. Their flagship award, the Film & TV Funding Award, offers a main grant of £80,000 and a runner-up contribution of £15,000.