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Talkies Short Film Commissions: Introduction

In 2022, Talkies aims to commission up to 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. The next round of our general commissions is now open.

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?

We have already commissioned two documentary films this year. We now want to commission narrative forms of filmmaking including comedy, drama, animation etc. 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.

As part of the commission we offer mentorship from local award winning film makers. Talkies can also locations, extras, a crew base and 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.

> Find out how to apply