Wandsworth Shorts Film Fund Launch 2017

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Wandsworth Council is looking to provide £3,500 of funding to two budding film makers through the Wandsworth Short Film Fund.

The grant can be used to assist in the production or completion of short film projects and the scheme is open to film makers who live, work or study in Wandsworth.

A launch event is taking place on Friday 8 October at The Exhibit, Balham and is open to local film makers, producers and directors. Come along to find out more about the scheme, meet the funders, ask questions, catch up with last year’s awardees and watch highlights of their films.

Wandsworth Council deputy leader Cllr Jonathan Cook said:

“This scheme is part of our commitment to supporting our borough’s creative industry and can really open doors for up and coming filmmakers. It’s a terrific opportunity to secure funding and provides a high profile platform to showcase your work.”

Toby Fell Holden, writer/director of Balcony, received a grant through the fund last year. He said: 

“Wandsworth Shorts Film Fund is part of Film London’s city-wide short film fund, London Calling, which is part of the BFI NET.WORK and supported by Creative Skillset. London Calling nurtures and champions the capital’s most exciting breakthrough filmmaking talent with a comprehensive package of production funding, training and expert mentoring.”

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

Deadline to submit application: 12.00 noon, Tuesday 18 October 2016 https://enablelc.org/filming/shorts-film-fund/

Wandsworth Shorts Film fund is managed and delivered by Enable Leisure and Culture on behalf of Wandsworth Council.

Name: Wandsworth Shorts Film Fund Launch 2017

Date: Friday 7 October

Time: 18:00 to 19:00.

Location: The Exhibit, Balham www.theexhibit.co.uk 12 Balham Station Road, SW12 9SG

Nearest tube/rail: Balham (Northern Line and National Rail)


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


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 relevant documents.


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