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BBC NI presents Two Minute Masterpiece for female directors / producers

BBC Northern Ireland is currently seeking emerging female directors / producers with a passion for Northern Ireland’s arts and culture.

Only roughly 10% of UK films are directed by women and females are under-represented in the industry as a whole. As such, BBC Northern Ireland wants to provide female film makers with the opportunity to tell their stories and have their voices heard.

Two Minute Masterpiece is a new and exciting opportunity to have a short film commissioned and showcased on BBC platforms with potential screening on a special edition of The Arts Show. The only stipulation is that the film must reflect aspects of Northern Ireland’s distinctive and lively culture and arts scene. Applicants can draw inspiration from the world of literature, the film could be a poetry-based offering or could feature a dance or music performance.

How to get involved

  • Click here to submit your details and idea (500 words max).
  • The closing date for receipt of entries is Monday 20th February.
  • Up to10 shortlisted film makers will be invited to a mentoring session in BBC Northern Ireland on the evening of 27th February.
  • Shortlisted candidates will then have a few days to update their proposal and resubmit it ahead of the pitching sessions on 2nd March.
  • The five successful filmmakers will be paired with a mentor and each awarded a small production fund (£1000) to make the film.
  • Films must be delivered by Friday 7th April.
  • Editing, grading and dubbing will take place in April on a date between 17th-30th April at BBC Northern Ireland.
  • It is essential that applicants are available for the mentoring, pitching and editing days so please only submit a proposal if you are free.

Good luck to all applicants. 

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