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Call for Applications: Collaborative Short Films for BBC Scotland

Talent development scheme for Scotland based artists.

Deadline: 24/03/2019

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John Maybury, Court of Miracles 1982. Image courtesy of the artist and LUX.
John Maybury, Court of Miracles 1982. Image courtesy of the artist and LUX.

Call for Applications: Collaborative Short Films for BBC Scotland

BBC Introducing: Now & Next, LUX Scotland.

Applications are now open for round two of this talent development scheme for Scotland based artists to create new film and moving image work.

We are seeking proposals for fresh, innovative short films from creative voices in Scotland that reflect the experience of living in modern Scotland. We will commission films that demonstrate the breadth of possibility offered by the form of film, whether that be through experimentation with sound and image, structure, narrative and storytelling, animation, performance or any other means. The films should also aim to be accessible to a wide audience, so should also have a clear, relatable idea or concept at its heart. We are looking for you to push the boundaries on what constitutes art and make Scotland engage with a new way of seeing itself.

These film commissions should be created by artists working in collaboration. If you are an artist filmmaker you should include a key collaborator in your pitch, preferably one from a different artistic practice to you (dance, theatre, animation, poetry, literature and spoken word, etc). If you are an artist from another discipline with no filmmaking practice, you will need to collaborate with a filmmaker.

We welcome proposals from artists of all backgrounds, including those from minority ethnic groups and those who consider themselves to be disabled who are currently underrepresented in media and the visual arts.

Film duration and format: the film should last between 90 seconds and 5 minutes. Final delivery will require both a 16×9 and 1:1 (square) version.

Budget: we will assign a budget, based upon the proposal, to cover all fees and production costs up to £5,000.

BBC Introducing: Now & Next, is a partnership with Creative Scotland and LUX Scotland.

Location: All Scotland

For further information, please contact nowandnext@lux.org.uk (nowandnext@lux.org.uk), or call 01413198377, or visit https://luxscotland.org.uk/writing/bbc-introducing-now-next-round-two/

The deadline is Sunday 24 March 2019 at 23:55.