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Borough Film Funds Return for Sixth Year

Date posted: 21.09.2011

Film London's successful London Borough Film Fund Challenge (LBFFC) is back for a sixth year, offering local film-makers the chance to access training and financing to produce short films.

A new edition of the scheme is now open, funded by Skillset as part of the UK film skills strategy A Bigger Future 2 and in partnership with nine London Boroughs. Grants of up to £4,000 of production money are now up for grabs.

The LBFFC 2011 is now available in Barking and Dagenham, Enfield, Haringey, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Redbridge, Southwark and Wandsworth. Any resident from the participating Boroughs can apply for funding through the scheme. Further details and application forms can be found at www.filmlondon.org.uk/boroughfilmfunds.

Since it first appeared in 2006, the London Borough Film Fund Challenge has produced over 150 titles. For the past five years, the scheme has helped budding film-makers to hone their skills, forge links with the industry and get noticed by national and international film festivals.

Shorts produced through Film London's LBFFC have been shortlisted for the BIFAs, screened in Venice and Rotterdam and received prestigious awards including best European short film at the Berlin Film Festival.

Works produced through the previous round of LBFFC, including the winner of the Audience Award at the Best of Boroughs Film Awards, will be screening at London Calling, a special showcase of Film London shorts to be held on 24 October during the 55th BFI London Film Festival.


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