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Random Acts: Film Opportunity for 16-24 year-olds

Published on Monday, 17th October 2016, contributed by Calling The Shots

Calling the Shots are looking for young people with brilliant ideas to produce a series of short films for Arts Council England and for potential inclusion in Random Acts, the arts series broadcast on Channel 4.

The closing date for this round of applications is October 24th 2016.

If you’re aged 16-24 and currently live or study in the South West, you are eligible to apply and have a chance to become one of 72 successful young people whose ideas will go into production over the next three years. 

You do not have to have any filmmaking experience or be a filmmaker – you just need to have a great idea and a clear creative vision. Your idea can be based on absolutely anything – it could be a spoken word piece, an artwork, a music video, a dance, or a wild animation… You could be an artist, a dancer, a writer or a poet – there are no limits or definitions as to who we want to apply. We want you to confront, surprise and challenge us with your short film idea. Completed films will need to be between 90 seconds and three minutes long, so bear this in mind when applying.

All successful applicants will be partnered with an industry mentor who will guide them through the filmmaking process and provide the equipment, training and crew that they need to create a broadcast-quality short film. 

Before applying, take a look at existing Random Acts films and think about ways in which you can be bold and creative in the short film format. Then, send us a plan for your film and let us in on your influences and experiences.

Application forms can be downloaded via our website bit.ly/RANDOMACTS  please read the information form first before applying, send all filled in applications to randomacts@callingtheshots.co.uk

Contact Fawn via randomacts@callingtheshots.co.uk if you have any further questions.