Are you a script writer/director or producer between 18 and 35 years old and living in Wiltshire within a 20 mile radius of Swindon? We want to hear from you! In partnership with our Patron, David Yates’ (Dir Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts/Pain Hustlers) production company Wychwood Media, we are launching Create Studios Short Film Fund.

Submit your short fiction drama scripts (up to 10min) before the 2nd of June. 5 projects will be shortlisted for the opportunity to do a live pitch at Create Studios. 2 successful proposals will receive mentoring and funding including Free Kit hire (worth up to £10k) and £1000 budget for each chosen film, which will premier in October 2024.

This fund is to help young filmmakers who have some experience in filmmaking, to take the next step in their creative career.

Application requirements

Must be between 18-35yrs

Must be based in Swindon, Wiltshire, or a 20 mile radius of Swindon

Filmmakers, producers, and writers who have at least 1 year of experience in film production

To be considered you need to have a director / writer on your team, they can be the same person. Teams with a producer will have higher chances to win, but if you don’t have a producer – Create Team will help you to produce your short film!

Commission timeline

Application open from Friday 19th of April

Bootcamp 1 to help with your application Thursday 9th of May
https://shorturl.at/vyV58

Bootcamp 2 “Perfect Pitch” on Thursday 16th of May
https://shorturl.at/MPX49

Application deadline Sunday 2nd of June

Shortlist Friday, 6th of June

Live Pitch Forum at Create Studios on Monday, 10th of June

Announcement of the winners on Friday 14th of June

Completed films to be delivered by the 15th of September

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are open from Friday19th of April 2024 to Sunday 2nd of June 2024.

Fill out the form below.

Short Film Fund

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