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BRIEF ONE: Collaborative Short films for BBC Scotland’s digital arts strand, Loop.

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, YouTube and BBC iPlayer.

The Brief
We 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 format
The film should last between 90 seconds and 5 minutes. Final delivery will require both a 16x9 and 1:1 (square) version.

This 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 or 0141 319 8377

Email address *
Name *
Address *
Telephone number *
Please attach a copy of your CV *
Title and one line description of your proposed project (50 words maximum)
Project proposal describing the concept of your film and how you will achieve this (maximum 800 words): *
Tell us who you will be collaborating with and why (maximum 250 words): *
Estimated overall cost of project *
Please attach a rough budget with a breakdown of anticipated costs, including artist and collaborator fees, equipment hire and production/post-production costs. If you are successful, we will work with you to define a more detailed budget, which is likely to be in the region of £3,000 – £5,000 in total. Please take this range into consideration when drafting the budget you attach to your application. *
Artist’s statement – tell us about your work, your creative approach and how this project represents a progression in your artistic development (maximum 400 words): *
Please submit one example of a recent moving image work. This should be supplied as an online link (i.e. to your website, Vimeo, YouTube, etc with password).
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