Film Nation UK announces funding for innovative tablet-based filmmaking projects

Posted on 13 January 2014

Shoot Smart: The Tablet Filmmaking Programme

Film Nation UK is launching Shoot Smart, a new commissioning programme that will explore and test effective tools and practices for tablet-based filmmaking through participatory workshops with young people aged 5 to 19 years.

Applicants can apply for a commission between £15,000 and £29,950 to support two groups of 20 young people to make their own short films.

Film Nation UK will award between three and five projects led by professional filmmakers to help young people create their own short films using tablet devices, covering the different filmmaking stages, from storyboarding and scripting to capturing and editing footage.

In partnership with a digital agency or an organisation experienced in research and app development, the filmmaking organisation will also undertake action research during the delivery of filmmaking workshops to test the opportunities and limitations of tablet-based filmmaking. The successful applicants will then be expected to deliver a robust evaluation of findings that will help Film Nation UK to identify and develop workable models that can be scaled up and rolled out to schools and youth groups across the UK.

The deadline for applications is 2pm on Monday 17 February 2014.

The brief for applicants and FAQs can be viewed on the right side of this page.

If you have any questions or queries regarding Shoot Smart, please contact Daniel Smith on 0121 224 7511 or email