New Creatives The Creative Brief

New Creatives

The Creative Brief

Applications for Film, Audio and Interactive now closed

There will be another 2 calls next year

The New Creatives opportunity has been broken down into 3 specific strands. Film, Audio and Interactive. We’re looking for creative and thought provoking ideas for new works that are fresh and innovative proposals for short films, audio and interactive media that reflects on living in modern England in some way. Tonally, they can be serious, comedic, absurd, challenging, provocative, abstract or polemic. All pieces should aim to be accessible to a wide audience, so should also have a clear, relatable idea or concept at its heart. We’re open to creatives who push the boundaries on what constitutes art, makes people think, and encourages new ways of understanding ourselves and the world we live in. We can accept any ideas that are not journalism or current affairs documentary.

Core characteristic we’ll be looking for in our commissions:

  • Relevance: The ideas and themes that really matter to you and your community – however you might define it.
  • Talkability: Shareable content that gets people talking
  • Timeliness: Things that impact young people’s lives here and now
  • Originality: Content can’t be derivative, only innovative

See below for specific briefs on each of the New Creatives Strands.

Film

Deadline 23rd June 2019 (Midnight)

No of Commissions Available: 36 (18 per year)

Budget: Up to £5k

We’re looking for strong ideas for short form films, from 90 seconds up to a maximum of five minutes, that can demonstrate the breadth of possibility offered by film, whether that be through stylistic innovation, experimentation with sound, image, structure, narrative and storytelling, animation, performance, scripted drama, spoken word, dance, comedy, music or any other means. They can feature or blend different artistic forms and genres within each work. We envisage most films being three minutes long, however, if your idea warrants a longer film we are open to discussing this with you as long as it remains within the recommended budgets; however we are not looking for fifteen minute or half hour films. We want to hear new voices and see visual storytelling that is exciting and memorable. 

These films maybe single artist driven or collaborations – lead creatives must be aged between 16-30 but you can work with other age groups to deliver your project.

The film should last between 90 seconds and 5 minutes. Final delivery will require both a 16×9 and 1:1 (square) version. Full technical delivery details will be given at the point of commission and are in line with BBC compliance and delivery guidelines. 

To apply please complete the online form here

If you would like to apply, but have particular access needs or submitting a written application is difficult for you, please contact the team at newcreatives@screensouth.org or 01303 259777

Deadline:
20th June 2019 Midday (extended to 23rd June Midnight)

  • Applications will be shortlisted to receive a development day from the New Creative Exec Producers and Development Execs
  • To be a shortlisted New Creative does not guarantee that you will move on to the commissioning stage.

Development Day:
5th July 2019

  • Developed ideas (along with a production budget and schedule) will be reviewed by a panel, and the best ones will be invited for interview.

Interviews:
22nd, 23rd or 24th July 2019

  • We will be commissinoning 9 Films this round.

Training:
Film: 5th – 6th August

Combined Training: 6th September 2019

  • You will receive 3 days training. The sessions will cover training in broadcast audio production, and self-branding and marketing.
  • Here you will develop your idea further with the guidance of your Exec Producers and Screen South in one-on-one sessions.
  • Each commissioned New Creative will receive a budget; these are variable depending on the scale and ambition of the work but are up to £5K
  • Your New Creative Producer will work with Screen South to assign you a professional mentor who will support you to produce your work.
  • From signing the Artist Agreement, you will have 3-4 months in production, including post-production and quality checks on your final work.
  • Finished work is delivered to BBC Arts and may be selected for a new strand, BBC Introducing Arts, which will showcase and introduce new artistic talent from across the UK via all BBC Platforms – on BBC iPlayer, BBC Taster, BBC Sounds, BBC television, BBC Radio – and beyond. We’ll look to identify the best platform for each idea.
  • Screen South will also be showcasing the work via events and festivals.

Audio

Deadline 23rd June 2019 (Midnight)

No of Commissions Available: 60 (30 per year)

Budget: Up to £4k

In our audio commissions, we’re particularly interested in works that represent creative storytelling in its broadest sense.  We want stylistic innovation – for you to push boundaries and to create works that can surprise listeners with their inventiveness and ingenuity. We’re interested in works ranging from the very short, micro-storytelling of one minute, to audio pieces of up to 15mins.  Works can be episodic stories, sound-scapes, audio storytelling and can include spoken word, performance, drama, music and sound design and any or all combinations that convey the idea in the best way.  We’re also looking for stories that can reflect experiences and places so that we can build a rich and diverse portfolio of audio works. 

These audio pieces may be single artist driven or collaborations – lead creatives must be aged between16-30 but you can work with other age groups to deliver your project.

Audio projects can range from 1 minute to 15mins. Full technical delivery details will be given at the point of commission and are in line with BBC compliance and delivery guidelines.

To apply please complete the online form here

If you would like to apply, but have particular access needs or submitting a written application is difficult for you, please contact the team at newcreatives@screensouth.org or 01303 259777

Deadline:
20th June 2019 Midday (extended to 23rd June Midnight)

  • Applications will be shortlisted to receive a development day from the New Creative Exec Producers and Development Execs
  • To be a shortlisted New Creative does not guarantee that you will move on to the commissioning stage.

Development Day:
5th July 2019

  • Developed ideas (along with a production budget and schedule) will be reviewed by a panel, and the best ones will be invited for interview.

Interviews:
22nd, 23rd or 24th July 2019

  • We will be commissinoning 24 Audio pieces this round.

Training:
Audio: 4th – 5th September

Combined Training: 6th September 2019

  • You will receive 3 days training. The sessions will cover training in broadcast audio production, and self-branding and marketing.
  • Here you will develop your idea further with the guidance of your Exec Producers and Screen South in one-on-one sessions.
  • Each commissioned New Creative will receive a budget; these are variable depending on the scale and ambition of the work but are up to £4K
  • Your New Creative Producer will work with Screen South to assign you a professional mentor who will support you to produce your work.
  • From signing the Artist Agreement, you will have 3-4 months in production, including post-production and quality checks on your final work.
  • Finished work is delivered to BBC Arts and may be selected for a new strand, BBC Introducing Arts, which will showcase and introduce new artistic talent from across the UK via all BBC Platforms – on BBC iPlayer, BBC Taster, BBC Sounds, BBC television, BBC Radio – and beyond. We’ll look to identify the best platform for each idea.
  • Screen South will also be showcasing the work via events and festivals.

Interactive

Deadline 23rd June 2019 (Midnight)

No of Commissions Available: 4 (2 per year)

Budget: Up to £20k

In our interactive commissions, we’re interested in supporting interesting concepts and ideas for immersive audio and video works that can give an insight into a powerful experience, situation or location. We are particularly interested in ideas that might explore interactive gaming, interactive VR, AR, MR interactive 360 and audio experiences.

What is Interactive art? Interactive art invites the audience to take part. In interactive art viewers are no longer passive onlookers, they are encouraged to participate in the realisation or completion of the work. There are many different forms of interactive art ranging from interactive dance, drama, music, theatre, film and gaming. Technology is giving us more powerful tools and asks us to interact with each other and the world in new and exciting ways. From projection mapping on buildings and 360 domes, augmented games on your phone, to binaural audio trails, we are experiencing an explosion of interactive experiences, in galleries, theatres, online, at festivals and out and about on our streets. We are looking for work that explores interactive technologies in new and exciting ways. 

Interactive projects maybe single artist driven or collaborations – lead creatives must be aged between 16-30 but you can work with other age groups to deliver your project.

Interactive projects can range from 3 minute to audio pieces of up to 15mins – we are very open to ideas on the format and duration in this area.  Full technical delivery details will be given at the point of commission and are in line with BBC compliance and delivery guidelines. 

To apply please complete the online form here

If you would like to apply, but have particular access needs or submitting a written application is difficult for you, please contact the team at newcreatives@screensouth.org or 01303 259777

Deadline:
20th June 2019 Midday (extended to 23rd June Midnight)

  • Six ideas will be shortlisted to receive professional training from New Creative Producers and development and support of their idea from the SWCTN Team, Immersion Fellows and Watershed.
  • To be a shortlisted New Creative does not guarantee that you will move on to the commissioning stage

Development Day:
15th & 16th July 2019

  • Developed ideas (along with a production budget and schedule) will be reviewed by a panel, and the best ones will be invited for interview.

Interviews:
5th & 6th August 2019

  • We will be commissinoning 2 Interactive pieces this round.

Training:
Interactive: 9th – 1th September

Combined Training: 6th September 2019

  • You will receive 3 days training. The sessions will cover training in broadcast audio production, and self-branding and marketing.
  • You will also receive interactive training and development from Screen South with an Interactive Training Day delivered with BBC R&D at Watershed in Bristol
  • You will develop your idea further with the guidance of your New Creative Mentor and Screen South producers in one-on-one sessions.
  • Each commissioned New Creative will receive a budget; these are variable depending on the scale and ambition of the work but are up to £20K
  • Your New Creative Producer will work with Screen South to assign you a professional mentor who will support you to produce your work.
  • From signing the Artist Agreement, you will have 3-4 months in production, including post-production and quality checks on your final work.
  • Finished work is delivered to BBC Arts and may be selected for a new strand, BBC Introducing Arts, which will showcase and introduce new artistic talent from across the UK via all BBC Platforms – on BBC iPlayer, BBC Taster, BBC Sounds, BBC television, BBC Radio – and beyond. We’ll look to identify the best platform for each idea.
  • Screen South will also be showcasing the work via events and festivals.

What's it all about

New Creatives is an exciting new talent development scheme that offers commissioning opportunities for emerging artists to create new artistic works in film, or audio or interactive media, designed for BBC platforms.

Terms & Conditions

Here you can find out all the specific information about the opportunity and how to apply.

FAQs

Here you read our FAQs. If yu have any further questions feel free to contact us at newcreatives@screensouth.org

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