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Talkies Short Film Commissions


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

What will represent suburban life? How will this little neck of North London reflect the issues of our day? What gripping stories will you tell!

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. We expect diversity both behind the camera and on screen, reflecting the communities around us. You do not need to live in North London.

Watch out for the next round of commissions in summer 2020

> Find out how to apply