How to commit Random Acts

We’re looking for all kinds of different ideas, expressed through whatever art form or creative activity you’re inspired by. It could be…

photography, poetry, dance, fine art, animation, theatre, graffiti, music, film and ANY COMBINATION of each!

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BFI Film Academy Animation Camp 2018: Applications Now Open!

Applications are now open for the British Film Institute’s Film Academy Animation Camp 2018!

Calling the Shots are excited to offer a week-long residential animation course for young people aged between 16 and 19, led by some of the industry’s finest animators, as part of the BFI Film Academy and in partnership with Oscar-winning Aardman Animations and the University of the West of England’s School of Animation.

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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 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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