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Got a creative idea? Could you make it into a film?

Cornwall Film Festival are bringing Calling the Shots to Cornwall. We 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.

If you’re aged 16-24 and currently live in the South West (click here to check your region), you are eligible to apply and have a chance to become one of 72 successful filmmakers whose ideas will go into production over the next three years.

Your idea could be for the spoken word, an artwork, a dance, or an animation exploring a challenging issue. We want you to confront, surprise and challenge us with your short film idea.

Before applying, we recommend that you take a look at existing Random Acts films by clicking here and think about ways in which you can be bold and creative in the short film format.

Prior filmmaking experience is not a requirement of entry, but you do need to have a clear creative vision. All successful applicants will be partnered with an industry mentor who will guide them through the filmmaking process and provide the equipment and training that they need to create a broadcast-quality short film.

The application process simply asks that you share your idea with us; send a plan for your film and let us in on your influences and experiences.

Application forms can be downloaded from here: http://callingtheshots.co.uk/random-acts/ and also offer information on other ways to apply.

If you have any further questions about the application process, please contact us via email on randomacts@callingtheshots.co.uk

Visit their website here: http://randomacts.channel4.com

Important dates and deadlines:

  • Round 4 is now open for applications and will close on 24th October 2016.
  • Successful applicants will be notified shortly after the round closing date, and successful applicants will be invited to attend a residential training weekend in early November 2016.
  • All other dates for round 3 are TBC, as are dates for all future rounds – this project will be running until 2018. Please check back for updates.

Good luck!