New Creatives The Creative Brief

New Creatives

The Creative Brief

The first deadline for Film & Audio Commissions has now closed

The next call for Interactive, Film and Audio will open in April 2019

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 10th March 19

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. 

Between £3-5K

You will be asked to submit a rough budget outlining all anticipated costs for your proposed project, which should include your fees, copyright fees, production costs and post-production costs. We will agree a budget, based upon the proposal, to cover all fees and production costs up to £5,000.

Applications have now closed for the first Film & Audio Call.

Applications will open again in April

Interviews:
18th 19th or 20th March 2019

Training:
29th, 30th March and 6th April 2019

Audio

Deadline 10th March 19

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.

Between £1-4K

You will be asked to submit a rough budget outlining all anticipated costs for your proposed project, which should include your fees, copyright fees, production costs and post-production costs. We will agree a budget, based upon the proposal, to cover all fees and production costs up to £4,000

Applications have now closed for the first Film & Audio Call.

Applications will open again in April

 

Interviews:
18th 19th or 20th March 2019

Training:
27th, 28th March and 6th April 2019

Interactive

Call 1 opens April 2019

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. These may be 360 online videos, or binaural audio trails in physical spaces, VR AR ideas or venue based VR. We encourage experimental approaches to exploring the new technologies in this area and presenting new audience experiences. We want you to push boundaries and to create works that can surprise audiences with their inventiveness and ingenuity. We would like to see an online presence but these projects may also be part of a location based project i.e. in a gallery or venue, special site specific etc.

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. 

Up to £20K

You will be asked to submit a rough budget outlining all anticipated costs for your proposed project, which should include your fees, copyright fees, production costs and post-production costs. We will agree a budget, based upon the proposal, to cover all fees and production costs up to £20,000

The Interactive strand of this programme is not currently open for applications. The Call will open in April 2019.

For more information, please get in touch with Barbara Welch at Screen South newcreatives@screensouth.org or 01303 259777

Applications will be opening soon

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.

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