Open Call: Filmmakers Wanted!

We have an opportunity for a UK based filmmaker and sound technician to work on our Walking Cities: Shakespeare Lives project, factual filming to shoot and record sound at professional level. The project runs on various dates through September and October 2016.

  • The opportunity would suit an emerging filmmaker at an early stage of their career who is interested in responding creatively to discussions on Shakespeare with respect to place and location, with footage for documentary style short films.
  • The programme takes place during September and October, but requires some flexibility and scope for additional days of filming where required.
  • This is a great opportunity for emerging filmmakers to gain experience working internationally.
  • The filmed footage is required for a 3-4 minute short film (1 per location), with further audio captured for a 20 minute general interest podcast (1 per location).
  • You may apply as a solo filmaker or sound technician or as a team of two (film and sound). 

About Walking Cities: the Shakespeare edition
Shakespeare Walking Cities is a Europe-wide project bringing together writers from across the continent. It is part of Shakespeare Lives, a global British Council programme celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary. Two writers will meet, walk through a city having a guided conversation on a theme from Shakespeare’s plays. We would like this conversation filmed and for a filmmaker to provide sufficient footage for a short (3-4 minute) film which will be pushed out on digital and social media platforms, taking advantage of the photogenic backdrops of the cities selected. Later in the day, the writers will take part in a public event to discuss the Shakespeare theme.

Deadline is the 10th August 2016

For full background and application details please download our open call briefing document here.

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