shortFLIX is a short film initiative for aspiring new filmmakers aged 18-25 who are not in full-time education, employment or training. We seek out ideas from creative, talented and ambitious young people that have the potential to make great short films for broadcast on Sky Arts.
We are particularly interested in applicants who may have had fewer opportunities to get started in filmmaking, including those who are currently underrepresented in the industry. shortFLIX is led by Creative England in partnership with Sky Arts, and supported by the ScreenSkills Film Skills Fund with contributions from UK film productions. The programme is developed with award-winning writer-director Carolina Giammetta, as Lead Tutor and Creative Director.
This is a brilliant opportunity for up to 20 young filmmakers who will be selected to participate and benefit from a series of group workshops, alongside individual support to write a script and pitch their idea to commissioners. Five finalists will be chosen to make their short films with a professional producer and crew, with a budget of up to £10,000 each.
No previous experience in or study of film production is required and participation is free, with financial support available for travel, accommodation and access needs.
Applications will be accepted up to 12 noon on Friday 31st May 2019.