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SW Screen: Digital Shorts

Right, I’m off in a bit to SW Screen’s Digital Shorts Roadshow. Full report tomorrow, if my brain hasn’t exploded, leaked out my ear and then been eaten by one of my three cats. I’m promising nothing.

For those of you unaware of this scheme, this is what it’s all about:

South West Screen Digital Shorts Roadshow
19 July 2007 – Exeter Phoenix, 4pm to 6pm

In September 2007 South West Screen and the UK Film Council will be seeking to commission approx 8 innovative short film ideas from individuals based in the South West. This roadshow will provide the opportunity to hear about the Digital Shorts scheme, talk with the commissioners and see films which have been supported under the scheme over the last four years.

This year, in collaboration with Creative Partnerships, we want to encourage people aged between 18 – 25 and who are not in full-time education to apply. Ideas should be no longer than 10 minutes (5 minutes is a preferable length) and budgets will be between £3,500 and £8,000. Script development is built into the process as well as a residential development programme. We are looking to commission approximately 8 shorts, up to three of which will be earmarked for the 18-25 year age range.

Sounds pretty good. Any S Westers out there planning on going in for this? If so, let me know, so I can eliminate you. Whoops, giving away my evil plans to take over the world again. I mean, congratulate you on your ambition. Ahem.

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5 thoughts on “SW Screen: Digital Shorts”

  1. Everyone should be going for these schemes. It’s been such a worthwhile experience for me, albeit terrifying at times.

  2. Too right Pdiddy – kept saying to myself, “Can’t do it, can’t do it–” then you did it and inspired me! Yeeehah!

    Got some good notes, Elinor. Will put ’em ASAP.

  3. double curses! Must read the sws e-bulletin more thoroughly! that would have been perfect for me, I want to get a short made – looking forward to the notes.

    and you saying scribosocial is off just after I say I’m coming. Hmm. AND you want to eliminate other SW screenwriters- AND yr coming my way…

    It all fits together – if I come back to find my place booby trapped, a letter will be forwarded to the apprpriate authorities…

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