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Apply to London Calling

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Applications to London Calling are now closed.

Film London will commission eight London Calling films and our 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.

Deadline for all applications: 12 noon, Tuesday 18 October 2016

Apply via your local borough:

For all London residents

(except Lambeth, Redbridge, Southwark, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth)

Residents of any London borough except Lambeth, Redbridge, Southwark, Waltham Forest or Wandsworth should apply via the central London Calling fund run by Film London.

Eight awards of up to £4,000 are available. This year, as well as welcoming the kind of work we have previously commissioned, we are looking to broaden our scope by also including projects that marry filmmaking with technology, taking storytelling beyond traditional screens into virtual reality, mobile and web apps or social networks. 

For residents of Lambeth and Southwark

Residents of Lambeth and Southwark should apply through the Southern Exposure Film Fund (SEFF)

For over ten years, SEFF has produced more than 40 shorts, many of them award-winning. This year, up to four production grants of up to £4,000 from a pot of £10,000 will be offered after eight shortlisted applicants undergo an intensive development period in early 2017. Projects can be of any narrative genre – including documentary and animation - but must not exceed 10 minutes duration. Cross-borough working and the use of local crew, locations and facilities is encouraged.

For residents of Wandsworth

Residents of Wandsworth should apply through the Wandsworth Shorts Film Fund. 

Two awards of up to £3,500 are available to filmmakers who live, work or study in the borough of Wandsworth for the production of new work. 

For residents of Redbridge and Waltham Forest

Residents of Redbridge and Waltham Forest should apply through the Eastern Edge Film Fund (EEFF). 

Two awards of up to £4,000 are available. The fund aims to support emerging and experienced filmmakers living, working or studying in one of the two boroughs to produce an original short film. The award also includes free professional support from an Executive Producer, training from industry professionals, free access to production facilities and opportunities for public screenings.

Important documents

London Calling Director Statement Template

London Calling Budget Example

Learn more

To find out more, read our Frequently Asked Questions.

For enquiries about London Calling please contact

For enquiries about Southern Exposure Film Fund, contact

For enquiries about Wandsworth Shorts Film Fund, please contact Ivana Mackinnon 

For enquiries about Eastern Edge Film Fund, contact Anton Califano

“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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