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SHORTFLIX – Applications now open to ages 18-25

Do you have a brilliant idea for a short film? Would you like training, mentorship, funding and a professional crew to help you make it? How about seeing it showcased on Sky Arts?

Creative England, the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and Sky Arts are joining forces for SHORTFLIX, a brand new initiative which will provide training and mentorship from industry professionals to ensure aspiring young filmmakers gain practical skills and experience as they take their first steps in the industry. Training is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, with BFI’s Film Forever National Lottery funds. 

SHORTFLIX is open to young people aged 18-25 who are not in full-time education, employment or training, and have an idea for a short film that tells their own story, or that of their community, heritage, identity or area. No previous professional experience is required, and participation is free.

Of the applicants, 20 projects will be selected for initial development, with 5 of these then chosen to work with a professional producer, crew and budget of up to £10,000 each. The result will be 5 distinctive short films to be showcased to UK audiences on Sky Arts.

You can check out the eligibility criteria and start your application online here.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 8th March 2017.

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