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TALKIES SHORT FILM Commission – Apply

TALKIES COMMISSIONS FOR 2020 ARE NOW CLOSED.

If you are interested in applying in our next round, we recommend getting an early start by reading the commission brief below and testing your idea against the selection criteria. 

READ ABOUT THE 2020 AWARD WINNERS

EXACT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED, BUT BROADLY…

  • SUBMISSIONS OPEN – EARLY SUMMER
  • APPLICATIONS RECEIVED  – LATE SUMMER
  • SHORTLISTED SUBMISSIONS EARLY AUTUMN
  • COMMISSIONS ANNOUNCED MID AUTUMN

The premiere of the films will be in March or April during Talkies HERE FILM FESTIVAL.

WHAT WILL WE LOOK FOR IN THE APPLICATIONS?

  • IS THE STORY INTRIGUING AND DOES IT REFLECT THE SUBURBAN THEME?
  • DOES THE PITCH REFLECT THE DIVERSITY OF URBAN COMMUNITIES IN FRONT AND BEHIND THE CAMERA?
  • WHAT IS THE APPLICANTS EXPERIENCE AND DO THEY HAVE GOOD QUALITY PREVIOUS WORK?
  • WHAT PRODUCTION STANDARDS WILL THE APPLICANT BRING TO THEIR PROPOSED SHORT FILM?
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