Exeter Phoenix offers £6k to lockdown filmmakers

Multi-use arts venue Exeter Phoenix is offering £6000 to help filmmakers across the South West create their projects.

Over the years, there have been over 100 commissions awarded to local creatives in the hopes of helping them take the next step into their career.

In 2020, the last short film that Exeter Pheonix commissioned titled ‘Shuttlecock’ won the award for Best Short Film at the BFI London Film Festival.

Now it’s your turn to put this incredible sum of money into your projects which also may have the potential of winning an incredible award.

There are five commissions that are currently being offered for filmmakers in the South-West.

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These are:

  • South West Short Film for £1500

  • Devon Short Film for £1500

  • Artists Moving Image for £1500

  • South West Documentary Short for £1000

  • Micro Short Film for £500

On top of this, there will be an extra £1,500 of support to each filmmaker through training, equipment hire, industry advice and mentoring.

Luke Hagan, the Digital Programme Coordinator at Exeter Phoenix, said:

“We had to take a break from our annual short film commissions in 2020, so we’re really excited to be able to open our 2021 short film commissions.

“The South West has such a wealth of filmmaking talent and it’s fantastic to be able to help nurture that and give opportunities to emerging filmmakers.

Exeter Phoenix is offering £6000 to filmmakers during lockdown
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“We’re always blown away by the creativity and ideas that we see come through our commissions, and we can’t wait to see what comes through in 2021.”

There will be a special premiere event at their Two Short Nights Film Festival later this year which will showcase the final films.

To find out more about their commissions, check out their site here.

Devon Live