Widening the Lens
Diversity film pitching competition...read more...
Widening the Lens is a pitching competition looking to address the current issue of a lack of diversity within the film industry both in front of and behind the camera.
Encounters Film Festival is offering three emerging filmmakers from under-represented groups the opportunity to win cash prizes, valuable talent development opportunities and promotion on a national and international platform.
Ideas must address the issue of diversity on screen through a creative approach. Films of any genre are accepted. The films should tackle the idea of challenging limitations of character and story development often seen on screen, and be aimed at stimulating discussion and debate around this subject.
The shortlisted applicants will be invited to Encounters Festival 2016 to take part in workshops and mentoring sessions, and will then pitch to a group of international expert judges to be in with a chance of winning cash prizes of up to £1500 and in kind awards. The winner will also get to go on a trip to the Clermont Ferrand Film Festival 2017 with the Encounters Festival Team.
Deadline: Wednesday 31st August 2016.
More information on Widening the Lens can be found here.