BFI SHORTS 2012
Lighthouse is thrilled to be working with the BFI, the UK’s lead body for film, which has responsibility for championing emerging and world-class filmmakers. We are managing their new one-year short film production scheme BFI SHORTS 2012.
BFI Shorts 2012 is a new short film production initiative which will support up to 20 live-action fiction projects, with budgets ranging from £25,000 to £50,000.
The scheme forms part of the BFI’s commitment to support emerging filmmaking talent and provide opportunities for filmmakers to demonstrate their potential to create feature films. The BFI is the lead body for film in the UK with responsibility for championing emerging and world-class filmmakers.
Following a competitive selection process, Lighthouse was appointed as the management company for BFI Shorts 2012. Programme Producer, Emily Kyriakides, is working in partnership with producer Nicky Bentham of Neon Films, and development producer Becca Ellson, to oversee the selection and executive production of the films.
In February 2012 a call-out was made for film proposals which tell compelling stories and have the ability to engage, inspire and entertain audiences. We were delighted to receive nearly a thousand applications for the scheme, and impressed by the quality and variety of the submissions.
28 projects have been short-listed and further developed with input and support provided by Lighthouse. The final list of projects selected for support will be announced at the end of the summer.
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