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TALKIES SHORT FILM Commission – Apply

Talkies commissions for 2022 are now open.

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

Key Dates:

Submissions open – MAY 1st 2022
Applications received  – BY AUGUST 5TH
Shortlisted discussions FROM SEPT 19th
Commissions announced – 14TH OCT

The premiere of the films will be in early Spring next year.


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?

JUST DO IT! – hear from earlier film makers about their experience with Talkies’ commissions

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