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Applications for London Calling are now closed, and will open again in September 2016.

London Calling offers 15 new and emerging London filmmakers up to £4,000. The scheme offers far more than production funding: it delivers a comprehensive programme of training and expert mentoring, helping nurture and champion the capital’s most exciting breakthrough talent.

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

Don't miss these important documents:

London Calling Director Statement Template

London Calling Budget Example

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London Calling 

For all London residents (except Lambeth, Redbridge, Southwark, Waltham Forest and Wandsworth, who should apply via their respective borough film funds)

  • Apply through London Calling
  • Final deadline: applications are now closed
  • Eight awards of up to £4,000 are available

We’re now accepting applications to our short film training-through-production scheme. Eight films will be commissioned. The maximum award is £4,000 per film and the maximum running time is 15 minutes.

  • Apply now
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London Calling Application Guidelines

For residents of Lambeth and Southwark

  • Apply through the Southern Exposure Film Fund (SEFF)
  • Final deadline: applications are now closed
  • Three awards of up to £4,000 are available

Up to three production grants from a pot of £10,000 will be offered after shortlisted applicants undergo an intensive development period in early 2015. Projects must be under 15 minutes duration and can be of any genre, including documentaries. Cross-borough working and the use of local crew, locations and facilities is encouraged. Shortlisted filmmakers must be available for development workshops in December and January.

For further information contact Elizabeth Mitchell

For residents of Wandsworth

  • Apply through the Enable Shorts Film Fund (formerly known as the Shorts Film Fund)
  • Final deadline: applications are now closed
  • 2 awards of up to £3,500 are available

Up to £3,500 will be available to filmmakers who live, work or study in Wandsworth, for the production of new work or the completion of film projects.

For further enquiries contact

For residents of Redbridge and Waltham Forest

  • Apply through the Eastern Edge Film Fund
  • Final deadline: applications are now closed
  • Two awards of up to £4,000 are available

Two grants of up to £4,000 are available. The award also includes free professional support from an Executive Producer, along with script development advice, training from industry professionals, access to production facilities and opportunities for public screenings.

For further information contact Anton Califano

  • Apply now
  • Return to an application you've already started
Eastern Edge Film Fund Application Guidelines

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To find out more about the London Calling schemes, please check our Frequently Asked Questions.

For further enquiries please contact Josic Cadoret at

“The short has had a great impact on our career, helping us land representation and allowing us the chance to shoot something completely different in tone to our previous work.”
Adam and Joe Horton, directors of Ahmed & Mildred

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