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London Calling

We're back! London Calling and London Calling Plus are our short film funding schemes aimed at giving more opportunities to London's new and emerging talent. And they're now open for applications.

  • London Calling: 18 awards available of up to £4,000 for emerging London filmmakers
  • London Calling Plus: Five awards of up to £15,000 for London-based Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic talent with a track record across film, television or theatre

Whichever one you go for, it won't be just about the cash – both deliver a comprehensive development and training programme, plus an opportunity to premiere the films at industry showcases.

Thinking of applying? Come to a Roadshow

To ensure as many Londoners as possible have the chance to apply, we're holding a number of Roadshows across the country. Spaces are limited and demand is high. Book now to avoid disappointment!

There are also a series of Roadshows being held by our borough partners.


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London Calling

a still from Mark Kinsella's Trauma, produced through London Calling

London Calling is open to new and emerging filmmaking talent based in the capital. If you have a story to tell, we want to hear from you. 

Seven of the 18 films will be commissioned directly by Film London, with our borough partners commissioning 11 between them. Projects cannot be submitted to more than one of the funds at the same time. Select your borough from the list below to ensure you're applying to the right scheme:

London Calling Plus

a still from Riz Ahmed's Daytimer, produced through London Calling Plus

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. If you've got a great idea for a short that can wow, get in touch!

All London Calling Plus applications should come directly to Film London no later than 12.00 noon on Wednesday 22 October 2014.

Read the London Calling Plus guidelines

Download the London Calling Plus treatment template

Download the London Calling Plus budget example

Apply now to London Calling Plus

Return to an application you've already started

Questions? Check the Frequently Asked Questions and if you still need information please contact Josic Cadoret

London Calling and London Calling Plus are part of the BFI.NETWORK, with funding from the BFI, Creative Skillset and run with support of its London borough partners.

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