Film London announce short film selection

Film London has selected 24 filmmaking teams from almost 600 applications to produce short films through London Calling and London Calling Plus.


The two short filmmaking funds - which target black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAMAE) talent - will provide funding and training before the projects enter production in April for delivery in September.

Supported by the BFI, Creative Skillset and London borough partners, the scheme has selected a range of talent, from newcomers to recognised teams from across the capital.

19 new and emerging filmmaking teams will receive up to £4000 through London Calling, while up to £15,000 will be awarded to five established teams via London Calling Plus. The final films will be screened at the London Calling Showcase in September and one team will be in with a chance of winning a £2,000 prize at the London Calling Awards. All filmmakers will also receive training and mentoring from Film London.

"The high calibre and sheer number of applications Film London has received for London Calling and London Calling Plus is a testament to the wealth of talent residing within our city. This is a hallmark year for Film London shorts, with London Calling open to all of the city's new and emerging filmmakers regardless of borough for a second year and London Calling Plus funding voices from a sector of our creative community which is hugely underrepresented," said Adrian Wootton, chief executive of Film London and the British Film Commission.

For further information about Film London's film funding programmes, click here.

The full list of filmmaking teams are as follows:

London Calling

11 Minutes 26 seconds
Writer/director/producer: Ilona Blyth
Writer/director/producer: Turea Blyth

Ahmed & Mildred
Directors: Adam Horton, Joe Horton
Producer: Viggo Blegvad
Writer: Konnie Huq

Director: Isabel Anderton
Writer: Katie Boyles
Producer: Nuala O'Leary

Balsa Wood
Writer/director: Dominique Lecchi
Producer: Agnes Meath Baker

Writer/director: Peter Coventry
Producer: Nana Wilson

Writer/director: Chi Yu
Producer: Kelly van Osch

Writer/director: Orlando Cubitt
Producer: Jacob Swan Hyam

Writer/director: Tom Bacon
Producer: Renee Tillott

Hollow Road
Writer/director: Drew Pautz
Producer: James Levison

Next Tuesday
Writer/director: Amber Hsu
Producer: Roopinder S Sood

Prick Thy Neighbour
Director: Tara FitzGerald
Writer/producer: Lisa Jacobs
Producer: Georgina French

Writer/director: Thomas Stoddart
Producer: Harry Burnett-Rae

Satan Has a Bushy Tail
Writer/director: Louis Paxton
Producer: Chiara Ventura

Some Candid Observations on the Eve of the End of the World
Director: John Howlett
Writer: Matt Charman

Writer/director: Richard Turley
Producer: Ruth Wright

Terminally Happy