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Talkies Short Film Commissions

Talkies is partnering with Short Sighted Cinema once more to commission four filmmakers to produce a short film located in and around Palmers Green, North London. Each maker will be will be awarded £500 towards the cost of their film.

The commission is open to all genres and forms of filmmaking including comedy, drama, animation and original documentary. The best ideas should focus on suburban life in all its glory. Previous winners have truly pushed the boundaries of possibilities, bringing stories from romantic to gritty, featuring commuter secrets, alien abduction, immigration and smear tests.

Mentorship is offered by local award winning film makers. Talkies can also arrange local contacts to help throughout the production.

The commission is open to all filmmakers, including groups who wish to collaborate. You do not need to live in North London.

The commissions open again in June 2018. But you can start to prepare now by reading the brief and getting your submission ready! 

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