Deadline Jan 13 , 2019

Rising Directors Scheme 2019

  • Owner: ScreenSkills ITF
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Age: 18+
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Always wanted to make your own short? Indie Training Fund with ScreenSkills are excited to announce that they will be running their Rising Directors Scheme for a second successful year. We are offering eight new and emerging directors the amazing opportunity to make their own three-minute short which will be showcased at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019.

The scheme includes a fast-track intensive director’s refresher programme with masterclasses throughout. Each director will be given a budget of £5k and attached an Executive producer mentor who will support them and offer invaluable editorial support alongside networking and guidance.

Rising Directors is supported by BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5 via the TV Skills Fund (TVSF) managed by ScreenSkills.

How to apply

To apply, simply click the 'Apply' button at the top of the page. You must be logged in to a ScreenSkills account for this to show - if you don't have an account then register here, and return to this page.

Please fill out the application form on Hiive, explaining why you want to direct documentaries and why you should be chosen for this scheme. Please provide a link to your showreel and/or examples of relevant work, along with two references from industry experts. Please attach a one-page idea/treatment for the short you would like to create as well as an outline of how you would work the £5k budget to achieve your idea.

Please submit your application by midnight GMT Sunday 13 January 2019.

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