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 21 new shorts from teams across the capital.
In addition to funding, the schemes provide filmmakers with training and mentoring — supporting them every step of the way.
In 2013 London Calling Plus became our first shorts funding scheme aimed specifically at emerging Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic talent, with the aim of championing underrepresented voices in the capital.
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About London Calling
A continuation and expansion of the London Borough Film Fund Challenge, London Calling is open to all new and emerging filmmaking teams resident in the capital. Run across nine months, highlights of the scheme include:
- 16 short films are awarded a maximum of £4,000
- Training and mentoring is provided to all filmmaking teams
- Match funding can be sought for any film being produced through London Calling
About 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. 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 filmmaking 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
London Calling and London Calling Plus are part of the BFI.NETWORK, with funding from the BFI, Creative Skillset and run with support of the London Boroughs of Haringey, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Redbridge, Southwark, Waltham Forest and Wandsworth.
London Calling Stills
“It was truly amazing to watch everyone's ideas being realised.”
Christine Cheung, Producer, London Calling 2013 Jury Awardee
Last week saw big developments with our ambitious Microwave International: Shakespeare India project, as the teams met for an intense week of training and development at Microschool. We spoke to some of our filmmakers and mentors to find out what Microschool meant for them, their teams and their projects.