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Netflix Documentary Talent Fund opens applications from Monday 4th January 2021



Date Posted: December 18, 2020

Netflix have launched a Documentary Talent Fund that is designed to guide aspiring filmmakers through every step of the film making process.

The opportunity will be open to anyone across the UK and will give ten filmmakers, and their teams, the chance to make a short documentary film with a budget of between £20,000 and £40,000 each. All teams will be under the guidance of Netflix and other filmmaking professionals to ensure that the final films are the best they can possibly be and in a bid to open doors to those most under-represented in the industry.

The brief for these fully funded short documentaries is that they must be between 8 and 12 minutes long and follow the theme of “Britain’s Not Boring And Here’s A Story.” Applications are open from Monday 4th January to Thursday 31st January 2021. For the first round, applicants will be required to submit a logline (one sentence); a short synopsis and creative statement about their documentary idea.

Successful candidates will have their documentary presented on Netflix UK’s social channels, with the potential for further development in the future.

Applicants must be a UK resident and aged 18 or over to apply. Only one application will be accepted per person.

Further details on how to apply can be found at www.netflixdocfund.co.uk.

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