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Short Film Commission, Open Call for Black Artists – National Theatre of Scotland

The National Theatre of Scotland is delighted to announce a new short film commission opportunity for Black artists and artists from the African and/or Caribbean diaspora, including those with mixed heritage.

This commission encourages artists to look for stories in their communities, explore personal experiences, shared moments, or imagined worlds and do it in the genre that inspires them.

We welcome a diverse range of short film ideas including scripted, non-verbal, movement, creative documentary, animation, immersive, experimental or abstract, but the project must be narrative-driven – the film’s central emphasis should be on communicating a story.

Specifically for artists based in Scotland, applications are welcome from individual lead artists, duos, collectives, or artist-led organisations and early career artists who have had at least one piece of work produced such as a live performance, a music video, or a self-funded short film.

The commissioned film should be a minimum of 3 and maximum of 10 minutes long.

This short film commission has a budget of £12,000, which must include fees for all artists, cast, and crew. All individuals involved will be contracted by the National Theatre of Scotland and paid from the commission’s budget at our crew and cast rates. We also have a separate budget for personal access costs that will be specified after the selection of the team.

For further information on the opportunity and how to apply, visit https://www.nationaltheatrescotland.com/about/work-with-us/open-call.