Short Film Grants Up For Grabs

Filmmakers are being offered up to £3,500 to help kick-start projects

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Brian Blessed in Santa's Blotto

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Wandsworth Council has this month begun accepting applications to the Shorts Film Fund 2012.

The funding scheme is run in partnership by Wandsworth and Kensington and Chelsea councils, with support from Film London and Skillset.

It is open to directors, writers or producers living, working or studying in one of the two boroughs – and applicants must have had no more than two films professionally distributed or exhibited.

The borough’s culture spokesman, Councillor Jonathan Cook, said:
“The scheme aims to discover grassroots talent, help filmmakers showcase their talent and develop skills, and stimulate filmmaking in the local area. It represents a wonderful opportunity for filmmakers to get their projects the financial backing they may desperately need.”

Closing date for applications is 12pm, on Wednesday December 5. Completed films could be shortlisted for Film London’s Best of Borough Film Awards.

Two short films that won funding from the film fund for 2011 were selected to be screened during this year’s London Film Festival in September.

Santa's Blotto, written and directed by Wandsworth resident Patrick Myles and starring Brian Blessed, and I-Spy, directed by borough resident Luke Rodgers, had their world premiere screenings during the festival.

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