BBC Three Northern Docs Shorts Scheme
We are proud to announce the very first Northern talent initiative of its kind.
A Special Briefing will be held with BBC at HOME, Manchester on 25 September 2-4pm to explain more about the initiative and answer any questions. TICKETS ARE FREE – book your place here to avoid disappointment.
Designed to act as a stepping stone opportunity for talent seeking to develop a career in documentary, two Northern filmmakers will receive the chance to produce a short ten-minute film for broadcast by the BBC.
The scheme welcomes emerging or up-and-coming directors and expects those either shortly out of film school, with particularly strong portfolios/ work examples, or APs with some self-shooting/ directorial experience, to direct the films.
We are looking for projects exploring contemporary life in Northern England.
- Applications will open on September 17th 2018. Please don’t send anything through just yet. We recommend you first attend the briefing at HOME on 25 September, if you can.
- Submission ideas will be accepted until 12th October 2018.
Six finalists will then be announced in late October. Among these projects, two will be commissioned after a second workshop with the films being produced by Northern Docs for broadcast on BBC Three in 2019.
How to apply
You’ll need to send us:
- a written treatment of no more than one thousand (1000) words
- a selection of images indicating the intended style for the doc short you would like to use
- a CV
- a rough budget
- a link to an online example of previous work
- the name, job title, contact details and relevant experience of a mentor or referee
- be a British National and UK resident aged 18 and over on submission deadline (23:59 on October 12th 2018).
- NOT have a ‘Director’ credit for any work for a national broadcaster.
- be living in the North of England. We define the North as including: Cheshire, County Durham, Cumbria, Greater Manchester,
Humberside, Lancashire, Merseyside, Northumberland, North Lincolnshire, Tyne & Wear and Yorkshire.
- provide details of your previous work at the time of application or demonstrate you have sufficient knowledge or experience to take on this role yourself.
Terms & Conditions – coming shortly
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