Are you aged 16-24, currently living or studying in the South West of England with a burning desire to make short films?
If so, Calling the Shots is definitely for YOU! It’s an amazing opportunity to get experience and insight into the industry and to make new connections.
They are looking for young people with brilliant ideas to produce a series of short films for Arts Council England and for potential inclusion in Random Acts, the arts series broadcast on Channel 4. You could be in with a chance of becoming one of 72 successful young people whose ideas will go into production over the next three years.
You do not have to have any filmmaking experience or be a filmmaker – you just need to have a great idea and a clear creative vision.
Your idea can be based on absolutely anything at all for example, an artwork, a music video, a dance, or an animation.
You might be an artist, a dancer, a writer or a poet – there are no limits or definitions as to who can apply. They just looking for you to confront, surprise and challenge them with your short film idea.
Completed films will need to be between 90 seconds and three minutes long, so bear this in mind when applying.
All successful applicants will be partnered with an industry mentor who will guide them through the filmmaking process and provide the equipment, training and crew that they need to create a broadcast-quality short film.
Before applying, they advise you to take a look at existing Random Acts films and think about ways in which you can be bold and creative via the short film format.
The application process simply asks that you share your idea with them – just send a plan for your film and let them in on your influences and experiences.
The deadline is 12 noon on 20 March, but you can submit at any time from now.
Application forms can be downloaded here: http://callingtheshots.co.uk/random-acts/
Give it a go – you don’t know where it might take you!