Aged 18 – 25? Have experience making films? Want to develop your craft within a loosely-defined idea of documentary? Read on…
The BFI are looking for six filmmakers to become a part of their Doc Next Media Lab. As part of the Lab you will receive a £1,500 bursary, technical film training from professionals, tutoring on different documentary styles, methods and ideas, and the chance to develop and hone your art into something special.
The Doc Next Lab is designed to be just that – a laboratory. However, you are not the subjects, film is – you are the scientists, experimenting with the documentary form to see what you can create. Through workshops, discussions and debates over a six month period, you will be free to play with ideas and styles, eventually creating at least one final documentary project. We say at least one, because if you want to work on more then one idea, we will ensure you have the support and tools you need.
This is a pretty big commitment – not so large you’ll be scrounging at the penny jar for a loaf of bread, but large enough that if you’re jetting off to uni in September, or trying to hold down a heavy full-time job, this may not be for you.
It’s not a five-day-a-week, 52-week-a-year commitment either – you should have plenty of time for a part time job, work on a couple of music videos and look after your 32 cats. Still interested? Download the application form, read the fine print and get applying!
This brief closes at 5pm on Monday 4 June and is open to IdeasTap members aged 18 to 25. If you have any technical queries, please visit our Help Centre. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute.
Follow this brief to download the application form