Ideas Tap funding for new films

Do you have a vision for a short film you’d love to make but no dosh with which to do so?  Then this is the brief for you. We’re offering eight IdeasTap members £5,000 funding each and expert mentoring to turn their short film ideas into reality. Narrative, documentary, conceptual, a music video, animation – the format is down to you – what we’re looking for are engaging and, above all, original ideas. The closing date is March 28th. Full details

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Funding Film: From event organisers Mike Gould and Julian Bushell:

We’re back with our first event this year. Our last event in December sold out (we thought it would do, given the panel,) and we have another great panel for you. Don’t be disappointed – book early if you can.

Deloitte Auditorium, 1st Floor, 2 New Street Square, London EC4A 3T, Wednesday 6th March (7pm – 10pm). DISCOUNTED TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW AT £12.50 FOR A LIMITED PERIOD ONLY (FULL PRICE £25) Full details, including panellist profiles

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Crowdfunding – Michael Henry style

From Michael Henry: Just to let you know I’ve now begun my unique crowdfunding campaign for our fourth feature film ‘NARCISSIST’. What sets us apart from everyone else trying to raise funds for their indie film is we’re running the campaign through instead, in order to show you don’t actually need crowdfunding sites to run a successful campaign.

All the details are here 

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Ideas Tap – funding for new film makers

Marcella has passed on this opportunity, good news if you are under 25:

“We’re giving you the opportunity to make a short film without having to worry about raising the funds, and applying couldn’t be easier.

We’ve got eight prizes of £5,000 and we’re looking for the most original and engaging ideas.”


Creative England – BFI statement

The Minister for Culture and the Creative Industries, Ed Vaizey, has announcedThe British Film Institute will become the lead strategic body on film and the distributor of Lottery funds to UK film-makers from April 2011.

Greg Dyke, Chair of the BFI, has issued an open letter to the film industry……

News for regional film makers (Marcella Forster)

News for regional film makers

Marcella Forster

Following the demise of the UK Film Council, Marcella Forster writes:

You’ve probably heard that the UK Film Council is being replaced by something called Creative England. It looks like EM Media will be absorbed into one of the three new regions – will we be central or north, though?
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Lincoln students and staff protest

Yesterday hundreds of University of Lincoln students and staff protested in the city against proposed increases in tuition fees.

BBC Lincolnshire story and slide show

What do you think about the issue? Comments please!

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