BFI Shorts 2012
BFI Shorts 2012 is a high-level production scheme that forms part of the BFI’s commitment to support emerging filmmaking talent and provide opportunities for them to demonstrate their potential to create feature films.
Lighthouse was selected to manage the scheme. Programme Producer, Emily Kyriakides, is working in partnership with producer Nicky Bentham of Neon Films, and development producer Becca Ellson to oversee the executive production of the films.
Following an open call for applications in February, almost 1000 applications were received. Lighthouse and the BFI then embarked on a rigorous selection process, taking a number of films through to short-list stage and providing a supported development period for the filmmakers to further hone their projects.
17 live-action fiction films have now been selected to receive production funding and support. With budgets of up to £50,000 each, the combined production budget for the scheme is up to £800,000. The completed films are due to be delivered in 2013.
Spanning genres from drama to comedy, thriller to sci-fi, and featuring filmmakers from a range of creative disciplines including film, TV, documentary, commercials and theatre, the 17 ambitious projects were selected for their strength of artistic vision and potential audience appeal.
For further information about the projects and filmmaking teams, please see here.
For updates on the schemes progress please see here.
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