If you’re a budding script-writer or filmmaker waiting on your lucky break, the Collabor8te initiative might prove to be just that....
Now in its’ second year, the Collabor8te initiative’s underlying aim is to help nurture budding filmmaking teams and help them get their ideas developed, financed and showcased. This year, the initiative, (which is open to any resident of the UK or Ireland) will see up to 8 films being produced with budgets of up to £10000 each. So whether you are a first time writer or a more experienced creative looking to explore narrative filmmaking for the first time, you are welcome to apply.
The application process itself is fairly straightforward: simply complete a short online form, attach a CV, a one page synopsis and a script up to 15 pages in length. Apart from documentaries, all sorts of styles, genres, and mediums including animation will be considered, provided of course they fall within the proposed £10,000 budget.
All applications must be submitted by 30th November. Then, in January 2013, 12 successful candidates will be contacted and expected to attend a 1 day development workshop at Rankin Film productions in early February. Between February and April, a series of one to one meetings with the candidates will then take place, after which 8 films will then be chosen to go into production. All 8 films will then be shot and completed in 2013 and will have a production team comprising of both new and established talent, with the scriptwriter working closely with the film director throughout the entire process. It doesn’t stop there though! Throughout 2013/2014, all 8 films will be given an amazing promotion opportunity by being submitted to a range of international film festivals. Pretty impressive stuff!
Here at Startacus, we heart initiatives like this and what they do for undiscovered talent so felt we had to help spread the word. Good luck to any of you that apply!