Applications Open Film London Annual BAME Short Film Scheme ‘London Calling Plus’. Deadline 18th October 2016

film_londonFilm London’s annual short film schemes, London Calling and London Calling Plus, nurtures and champions the capital’s most exciting breakthrough filmmaking talent with a comprehensive package of production funding, training and expert mentoring.

Previous shorts produced through London Calling include the Berlin Crystal Bear-winning Balcony, BAFTA-nominated Three Brothers, Riz Ahmed’s Sundance-selected Daytimer, and Aspen Shortsfest-winning Two Dosas.

Applications are now open – Deadline: 12 noon, Tuesday 18 October 2016

London Calling has 15 awards of up to £4,000 for emerging London filmmakers, and London Calling Plus has five awards of up to £15,000 for BAME filmmaking talent with significant storytelling experience.
Match funding can be sought for any film being produced through the scheme.

The scheme culminates in the London Calling Showcase and Awards at BFI Southbank, with a Jury cash prize for one London Calling film, a top industry prize for one London Calling Plus film, and a DoP prize with £10,000 of kit hire from Panalux. A selection of the shorts are later screened at the BFI London Film Festival.

To ensure as many of London’s filmmakers as possible can access the fund, Film London will be travelling around the capital to answer your questions with their London Calling roadshow, see dates below:

  • Thursday 29 September 10am, Hackney Picturehouse
  • Monday 3 October 6.30-9.30pm The Cinema Museum
  • Friday 7 October 10am, Stratford East
  • Friday 7 October 6pm, The Exhibit, Balham
  • Monday 10 October, Crouch End Picturehouse

Apply to London Calling Plus

London Calling Plus offers five awards of up to £15,000, all of which are commissioned by Film London, and is open to black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) writers and directors with a proven track record across film, television or theatre, aiming to help ensure London’s film industry is diverse as the city itself.

  • Applications for London Calling Plus are now open.
  • Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Tuesday 18 October 2016
  • The scheme is open to eligible applicants living in any of the 33 London boroughs.
  • Along with production funding, London Calling Plus delivers a comprehensive programme of training and expert mentoring, helping to nurture and champion the capital’s diverse talent.

Click here to find out more about London Calling Plus / apply

Apply to London Calling 

Film London will commission eight London Calling films and their borough partners will commission seven.

  • Check to see whether you and your team are eligible for one of the borough funds, as the central fund run by Film London is highly competitive.
  • Projects cannot be submitted via more than one fund.
  • Maximum running time for the short films is 10 minutes.

Click here to find out more about London Calling / apply

London Calling is proud to be a partner of the BFI.NETWORK, with funding from the BFI and Creative Skillset, and run with support of the London Boroughs of Lambeth, Redbridge, Southwark, Waltham Forest and Wandsworth. It is supported by Panalux and Island Studios, and Performance Insurance.