Random Acts Round 2 – Closing September 28th

The deadline to get your applications in for Round 2 of the Random Acts project is fast approaching, so if you’ve got great ideas and a creative streak, we want to hear from you now!

The Random Acts Project is an Arts Council England-funded initiative that invites 16-24 year olds, who live or study in the South West, to submit their short film ideas for the chance to turn them into a broadcast-quality short film.

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Calling the Shots hosts Random Acts reception at Encounters Festival

Encounters returns to Bristol for its 21st Short Film and Animation Festival this September and we’re excited to be hosting our own drinks reception as part of the event.

Following a successful first round of production that saw six short film ideas realised, Calling the Shots will be inviting festival delegates to drop in for a networking session on September 17th from 6-8pm to find out more about the Random Acts Project.
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Calling the Shots Return to Yeo Moor School

Calling the Shots are pleased to be returning to Yeo Moor School this summer to work with year-six students to produce a short film.

Yeo Moor and Calling The Shots have worked together for the last three years as part of the Curzon Cinema’s Prince’s Trust Funded START project that aimed to support students to understand how films are made and develop the skills to ‘read’ films.
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Calling the Shots get in on the Random Acts

We’re all really excited to announce that Calling the Shots is going to be the Network Partner in the South West for the Arts Council and Channel 4 series, Random Acts!

Over the next three years, we’ll be delivering 72 short films by young people aged from 16-24, but not only that. We’ll also be getting out around the region to find talent, delivering inspirational workshops, residential training camps, providing equipment and technical support, and teaming young filmmakers with a professional producer/mentor from.
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Evaluation from the BFI Animation Camp

We’re just back from the feedback workshop for the 38 partner organisations that have been commissioned to deliver the BFI’s Film Academy programme of filmmaking workshops for 16-19 year olds (see here). It has been great to hear about all the other programmes taking place across the country, and very gratifying as well to see clips from two of our films included in the BFI’s showreel of activity from the Film Academy this year.

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When is good enough, good enough?

We’ve just been working with Cathy Poole from the Curzon Cinema in Clevedon for a third year on her Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts funded project that has allowed the Curzon to offer a programme of film literacy across North Somerset.

The project has seen groups of school children visiting the cinema, learning about film history, watching classic short films, and for 8 schools, working with CTS to produce short films.
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