Made of Truth: BFI Doc Society Short Film Fund is now open! In our second year, we invite passionate filmmakers to take the temperature of our world and create electrifying films for the UK and beyond. As part of BFI Network, the Fund supports all forms of docs – personal stories, hybrids, artist films, essays, observational and social issue projects. This is an urgent opportunity to tell stormy stories which reflect our turbulent times.
Made of Truth: BFI Doc Society Fund is committed to building a diverse community of filmmakers and working with people from underserved backgrounds including BAME, LGBTQ+, mixed ability and non-filmmaking talent. We’re reaching out to new storytellers from around the country and all communities and are especially keen to increase the number of projects originated outside London.
Projects will receive creative and mentorship support from the BFI Doc Society team, and relevant industry partners. Filmmakers do not need to have a producer or production company to apply. We can facilitate partnerships with producers.
BFI Doc Society and can fund ten short films with budget contributions of up to £15,000 and are happy to look at ideas of any length up to 40 minutes. Once selected, films will need to be delivered by the end of January 2020. Documentary filmmakers and those with related experience over the age of 18 are welcome to apply.
Please check out the comprehensive guidelines which should help with any burning questions. If you can’t find what you need, please contact the BFI Doc Society Production Manager Hannah Bush Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted until noon on Tuesday 9th of July 2019.
The only way we can assess projects and offer advice is for applicants to submit their proposal and materials via our online application system. We will then be in touch with all applicants within 5 weeks of the fund closing to let you know if you’ve been shortlisted for the second application stage. You can preview the application before applying.
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