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With Teeth - Open call for submissions 2017
London Short Film Festival is delighted to announce WITH TEETH, a new commissioning fund conceived by LSFF and supported by ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND National Lottery Funding.

A commissioning fund designed to prioritise the artists’ vision, WITH TEETH will see LSFF continue to support independent filmmaking that just won’t conform. WITH TEETH is a commissioning project that aims to bridge the gap between mainstream and experimental sensibilities, nurturing auteurs with the support to take creative risks. Full support from LSFF staff during development and production will help alleviate pressure and compliment fertile creative process. We are looking for dynamic, engaging moving image proposals which interpret the theme ‘Possession’.

Three successful commissions will receive:

A. £2000 to produce and deliver a moving image work - running time 3-5 minutes (including credits).
B. World Premiere and curated special event at London Short Film Festival 2018
C. Access to further potential exhibition opportunities via Nowness, Channel 4 Random Acts and British Council*
D. Dedicated production support and guidance from the WITH TEETH team

Subject & Eligibility
The commission is open to all styles and forms of filmmaking. The films should explore and embrace the theme of 'Possession' while expressing individual artistry.
To be eligible you must be an artist with proven experience of practice in artists moving image, film or digital media and based in England, UK. You will need to provide us with a valid UK home address and a link to your showreel (Vimeo YouTube or professional web page). We welcome applications from artists at any stage of their career.

Applications must be made by individual artists only, and you can only apply with one idea. Multiple Applications from teams will not be accepted.

How to Apply, Deadline and Selection.
To apply, you need to submit via our online form, with a short summary of your idea (max 200 words) and a mood board.

With Teeth open call for submissions 2017 - KEY DATES
19th April - call for submissions opens
26th May, 5pm - deadline for submissions
7th June - shortlisted artists notified
14th June - deadline for additional details from shortlisted artists
26th June - winners announcement
10th July - work on commissioned projects commences
6th September - delivery of completed With Teeth commissions

Please review the above dates carefully - if your project is shortlisted, you will need to be able to work to these dates.

Twelve shortlisted projects will be asked to provide extra production details (director’s statement, simple spend breakdown, key team attached to the project), and will then be considered by a selection panel comprising representatives of London Short Film Festival, NOWNESS, Channel 4 Random Acts and the British Council.

WITH TEETH decisions are final and LSFF and partners cannot enter into any communication about unsuccessful submissions.

London Short Film Festival & With Teeth welcome artists from underrepresented groups and supports diversity in the arts.

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