Short Films: London Calling
London Calling and London Calling Plus are back! Building on over a decade of experience and numerous industry and festival awards, our annual short film schemes will produce 20 films this year.
Both initiatives offer far more than production funding. The schemes also deliver a comprehensive programme of training and expert mentoring, helping to nurture and champion the capital’s most exciting new breakthrough talent.
A continuation and expansion of the London Borough Film Fund Challenge, London Calling is open to all new and emerging filmmaking teams resident in the capital. Run across nine months, highlights of the scheme include:
- 15 short films are awarded a maximum of £4,000
- Training and mentoring is provided to all filmmaking teams
- Match funding can be sought for any film being produced through London Calling
For talent with a track record across film, television or theatre, London Calling Plus is open to black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) writers and directors resident in any of London's 33 boroughs. Run across nine months, highlights of the scheme include:
- Five short films are awarded a maximum of £15,000
- Training and mentoring provided to all filmmaking teams
- Match funding can be sought for any film being produced through London Calling Plus
London Calling and London Calling Plus are proud to be a partner of the BFI.NETWORK, with funding from the BFI, Creative Skillset and run with support of the London Boroughs of Lambeth, Redbridge, Southwark, Waltham Forest and Wandsworth.
Supported by Panalux and Island Studios, and Performance Insurance.
“It was truly amazing to watch everyone's ideas being realised.”
Christine Cheung, Producer, London Calling 2013 Jury Awardee
In the latest of our series of shortlisted artist profiles, Seamus Harahan talks about some of the ideas behind his video-based work, the importance of sound and music in his practice and reflects on the social context which underpins his distinctive observational approach to filmmaking.
We are pleased to announce a new award, The Jules Wright Prize for Female Creative Technicians, funded by the Women's Playhouse Trust (WPT) and presented as part of the annual Film London Jarman Award.