Apply to London Calling
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:
(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.
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.
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.
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.
To find out more, read our Frequently Asked Questions.
For enquiries about London Calling please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For enquiries about Southern Exposure Film Fund, contact email@example.com
For enquiries about Wandsworth Shorts Film Fund, please contact Ivana Mackinnon
For enquiries about Eastern Edge Film Fund, contact Anton Califano
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