In April 2021, we invited writers, writer/directors or filmmaking teams of writer, director and producer to submit a one-page outline of their film idea. After a rigorous selection process, 16 projects have been selected for the development phase of the scheme, leading up to the opportunity to pitch for production funding.
The following 16 projects have been shortlisted:
The filmmakers and projects – shortlisted from 248 applications – will receive training and development support over a three-month period to take their initial short film idea to a script.
In early autumn 2021, up to 9 teams will be selected to receive up to £15,000 of funding to get their film made.
Sharp Shorts launched in May 2020 with a call for short film ideas. 16 projects were selected for an intensive development phase, and 9 were awarded funding through Sharp Shorts at the end of August 2020. You can read about the awarded projects here.
Featured image: Behind the scenes of Victoria Thomas’ Sharp Shorts 2020 funded film A Birthday Party – credit to Matt Towers