What is Loop?Loop is a Scottish digital arts strand which publishes short social media videos about the arts on BBC Scotland’s Facebook and Twitter channels as well as longer films on bbc.co.uk, YouTube and BBC iPlayer.
The BriefWe are seeking proposals for fresh, innovative short films for Loop from creative voices in Scotland that reflect the experience of living in modern Scotland. We will commission films that demonstrate the breadth of possibility offered by the form of film, whether that be through experimentation with sound and image, structure, narrative and storytelling, animation, performance or any other means. The films should also aim to be accessible to a wide audience, so should also have a clear, relatable idea or concept at its heart. We are looking for you to push the boundaries on what constitutes art and make Scotland engage with a new way of seeing itself.
These film commissions should be created by artists working in collaboration. If you are an artist filmmaker you should include a key collaborator in your pitch, preferably one from a different artistic practice to you (dance, theatre, animation, spoken word etc). If you are an artist from another discipline with no filmmaking practice, you will need to collaborate with a filmmaker.
We welcome proposals from artists of all backgrounds, including those from minority ethnic groups and those who consider themselves to be disabled who are currently underrepresented in media and the visual arts.
Film duration and formatThe film should last between 90 seconds and 5 minutes. Final delivery will require both a 16x9 and 1:1 (square) version.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 16 December MIDNIGHTThis application form is the way your proposal will be evaluated and selected so please read and complete it carefully.
If you would like to apply, but have particular access needs or submitting a written application is difficult for you, please get in touch with Annie Crabtree at LUX Scotland on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0141 319 8377