2016 Commissions – A New, Broader Range of Opportunities
Published December 1, 2015
Exeter Phoenix broadens its commitment to emerging moving image talent and continues to champion, support and develop regional artists and filmmakers as new commission scheme launches for 2016.
In 2016 Exeter Phoenix will be taking a different approach to our Commission schemes.
Exeter Phoenix recognises that moving image plays an important role in reflecting our culture, establishing individual voices and can help filmmakers and artists develop new skills and long-term relationships with cast, crew and cinema audiences, both locally and nationally. Exeter Phoenix has awarded nearly 100 bursaries and commissions during the 14 years the scheme has been running. For many the process has helped establish film careers and played a vital role in building relationships within the creative industries.
We want to help launch more short filmmakers, continue to establish a more effective route to towards the creative industries and find more ways to connect filmmakers and artists with audiences. In 2016 we will be launching 5 Commission schemes. What’s changing is that we have introduced 3 new schemes:
- Exeter Phoenix MicroFilm Commission 2016
- Exeter Phoenix Raw Film Commission 2016
- Exeter Phoenix Interactive/Documentary Short Film Commission 2016
And reworked our current short film commission to include a broader offering.
- Exeter Phoenix Short Film Commissions 2016
- Exeter Phoenix Artist Moving Image Commission 2016
Up to £4750 will be available for the production of 8 pieces of Moving Image in 2016. Each commission will include £240 worth of training in camera skills, sound recording, postproduction and script development as well as £1500 towards the hire of film and sound equipment. Artists and filmmakers will also receive support throughout their production and will have access to advice on distribution and crowd funding. Projects will also receive sessions in Producing, post-production, budget management and good film practice. The application and selection process will remain the same.
Exeter Phoenix has taken the decision to develop the commission schemes in a response to the launch of its new Creative Hub, and screening space, Studio 74 that opens(ed) in October and which will offer a new platform for commissioned work. The reworking will re-enforce the organisations strengths and expertise in developing moving image talent and help to offer support right the way through the development phase and beyond the first screening. The new schemes will also encourage fresh talent to apply and initiate a new window of opportunity to previously commissioned filmmakers.
Applications are now open
Our 5 categories are listed below and applications are now open. Click through for more information.
Exeter Phoenix Microfilm Commission 2016
Applications now open, closing date 29 Feb 2016. There are three opportunities available for this category.
Concise, innovative stories developed for screen through brave and lustrous filmmaking. Maximum length 3 mins. Apply or find out more >>
Exeter Phoenix Raw Film Commission 2016
Applications now open, closing date 29 Feb 2016. There is one opportunity available for this category.
Developing Devon’s most promising young filmmaking talent. Applicants aged between 16 and 24 years may apply. Apply or find out more >>
Exeter Phoenix Devon Short Film Commissions 2016
Applications now open, closing date 29 Feb 2016. There are two opportunities available for this category.
A short film based on an original idea. Two edits will be created through the commission, at 12 mins and 3 mins. Apply or find out more >>
Exeter Phoenix Artists Moving Image Commission 2016
Applications now open. Closing date 29 Feb 2016. There is one opportunity available for this category.
A new moving image based artwork for screen, installation or online display. Apply or find out more >>
Exeter Phoenix Interactive/Documentary Short Film Commission 2016
Application now closed. There is one opportunity available for this category.
An enlightening and untold factual narrative, which will engage a cinema audience though concise visual story telling. Find out more >>