Wandsworth Shorts Film Fund

Wandsworth Shorts Film Fund will be reopening for submissions later in 2016.

Shorts Film Fund is part of Film London’s city-wide short film fund, London Calling. Funded by the BFI, Creative Skillset, Enable and Wandsworth Council, London Calling is part of the BFI NET.WORK. It is an annual fund to assist in the production or completion of short film projects.

Wandsworth Council are looking to provide £3,500 of funding to two film makers, to assist in the production or completion of short film projects.

Launch event Friday 8 October 2016 6pm to 7pm, The Exhibit Balham

Come along to The Exhibit, Balham to meet the funders, ask questions, catch up with last year’s awardees and watch highlights of their films.

Cash Bar. Nearest tube/rail: Balham

Book your free place today: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wandsworth-shorts-film-fund-launch-london-calling-201617-roadshow-the-exhibit-balham-registration-27995833291?aff=eac2

Deadline: 12.00 noon, Tuesday 18 October 2016


Wandsworth Shorts Film Fund provides an annual fund to assist in the production or completion of short film projects. The maximum award available is £3,500, but you might want to apply for less.

The aim of this fund is to:

  • Provide funding for the production and completion of short films
  • Provide training sessions
  • Share knowledge and resources
  • Reach out to a wider network of film-makers
  • Increase screening opportunities for films made under this scheme


To apply you must be over 18 and live, work or study in Wandsworth, you will need to provide proof of your eligibility. 

If your application comes from a company or group – either the director, writer or producer must live, work or study in Wandsworth.

If you’re a student, your campus must be geographically based in Wandsworth.

You must have had no more than two films professionally distributed or exhibited, and your submission must be less than 15 minutes long.

How to apply

Deadline: 12.00 noon, Tuesday 18 October 2016

Applicants must click submit in the online application form available at filmlondon.org.uk/londoncalling where they can upload the following documents

  1. A complete script for the project.
  2. Detailed Budget and supporting Budget Notes explaining budget costs.
  3. Director’s Statement
  4. Draft Production Schedule.
  5. Biographies of principles.
  6. Supporting materials: e.g. links to previous shorts or visual materials



02/09/16 Film Award Scheme open for submissions
12.00 noon 18/10/16 Film Award Scheme closed for submissions
November 2016 Reading and Selection
Dec 2016-Jan 2017 Script Development for shortlisted projects
End Jan/Feb 2017 Interviews and award decisions
Feb/March 2017 Film London and Shorts Film Fund training programme
Early July2017 Delivery of picture-locked film
Early Aug 2017 Delivery of final exhibition copy of film
Sept 2017 The London Calling Showcase and Awards


Film London’s annual short film scheme, London Calling, nurtures and champions the capital’s most exciting breakthrough filmmaking talent with a comprehensive package of production funding, training and expert mentoring.

Previous shorts produced through London Calling include the Berlin Crystal Bear-winning Balcony, BAFTA-nominated Three Brothers, Riz Ahmed’s Sundance-selected Daytimer, and Aspen Shortsfest-winning Two Dosas.

The two films that were supported by the Wandsworth Shorts Film Fund were ‘Cupidity’ and ‘Vibration’.



Dark comedy

A group of strangers, thrust together by greed, discover that temptation can be fatal.

Writer: Chloe Ewart
Writer/Director: Simon Connolly
Writer/Producer: Meera Thavasothy
Producer: Aradhna Tayal

For further information click here.



Comedy and Drama
Mourning the death of his wife, Mr.Wang’s life is turned upside down when he finds her vibrator.


Writer/Director: Bareun Jo
Writer: Karina Jakubowicz
Producer: Thomas McDonald

For further information click here.


Film London is supported by:

Mayor of London

BFI. Awarding funds from The National Lottery. Film Forever

Arts Council, England