Short Films: London Calling
Our annual short film scheme, London Calling, 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, we’ll be travelling around the capital to answer your questions with our London Calling roadshow. Dates below.
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.
“I'm indebted to this scheme. After London Calling we were nominated for a BIFA, won a crystal bear in Berlin, and are getting development money for my first feature.”
Toby Fell Holden, writer/director Balcony (2015 slate)
Danny Perkins, UK CEO of STUDIOCANAL, will deliver this year’s keynote address at the 10th annual Production Finance Market (PFM) as we continue our full suite of industry activity for 60th edition of the BFI London Film Festival.
London Filming Partnership and Locations Crew Diary members recently attended a networking event at the Imperial War Museum, also getting a glimpse of the Real to Reel war movies exhibition and exploring the filming possibilities of this unique Premiere Location.