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London Calling


London Calling and London Calling Plus are Film London's short film funding schemes aimed at giving more opportunities to London's new and emerging talent. Building on more than a decade of experience, the schemes are funding 24 new shorts from teams across the capital.

In addition to funding, the schemes provide film-makers with training and mentoring — supporting them every step of the way.

In 2013 London Calling Plus became Film London's first shorts funding scheme aimed specifically at emerging Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic talent, with the aim of championing underrepresented voices in the capital.

The 24 teams producing films in 2013/14 were selected from over 600 applicants. Find out about the projects funded in 2013/14

The next call for submissions is likely to be later this year.

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About London Calling


A still from Woodhouse (2013)

A continuation and expansion of the London Borough Film Fund Challenge, London Calling is open to all new and emerging film-making teams resident in the capital. Run across nine months, highlights of the scheme include:

  • 18 short films are awarded a maximum of £4,000
  • Training and mentoring is provided to all film-making teams
  • Match funding can be sought for any film being produced through London Calling

About London Calling Plus


A still from Up on the Roof (2013)

For talent with a track record across film, television or theatre, London Calling Plus is open to Black and Asian Minority Ethnic 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 film-making teams
  • Match funding can be sought for any film being produced through London Calling Plus

Interested? Find out about the projects funded in 2013/14

BFI Net.Work

London Calling and London Calling Plus are part of the BFI.NETWORK, with funding from the BFI, Creative Skillset and run with support of LB Haringey, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Redbridge, Southwark, Waltham Forest and Wandsworth.

“It was truly amazing to watch everyone's ideas being realised.”
Christine Cheung, Producer, London Calling 2013 Jury Awardee

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