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Film London names short film fund winners

More than 20 filmmaking teams recieve London Calling and London Calling Plus commissions.

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Film London has awarded 21 filmmaking teams across the capital with funds to make short films through its London Calling and London Calling Plus initiatives. A record 620 applications were received this year.

The scheme invests more than $300,000 (£200,000) in London’s short filmmakers with production funding, training and a platform to showcase the films to the industry.

Last year’s slate included Riz Ahmad’s Daytimer, which premiered at Sundance; the BAFTA-nominated Three Brothers; and LOCO Award-winning Two Dosas.

This year’s slate includes Chick or Treat from rising internet stars Mandem On The Wall; The Monster, which will star Richard Glover (A Field In England, Sightseers); Rainbow Party, which marks the directorial debut of BAFTA-nominated producer Eva Sigurdardottir; and Above, which was scripted by award-winning playwright Michael Bhim.

Chick or Treat is one of the projects selected by London Calling Plus, now in its second year, which focusses on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) talent.

Both funds are supported by the BFI NET.WORK, Creative Skillset and seven London boroughs, along with industry partners Performance and Panalux.

London Calling Plus 2015 selection

Balcony
Producers: Tom Kimberley, Ali Mansuri
Writer/Director: Toby Fell-Holden

Chick or Treat
Producer & Co-writer: Raphael Warner
Writers: Joivan Wade, Percelle Ascott, Dee Kartier
Director: Freddie Osborne

Chrysalis
Producer: Kelly van Osch
Writer/Director: Chi Yu

Japanese Samurai Sword
Producer: Angélique Talio
Writer/Director: Lab Ky Mo

Love in a Time of Death
Producers: Jennifer Eriksson, Yvonne Ibazebo
Writer/Director: Ashish Ghadiali

London Calling 2015 selection

160 Characters
Producer/Writer/Director: Victoria Mapplebeck

Above
Producers: Ameenah Ayub Allen, Annie Wood
Writer: Michael Bhim
Director: Clare McQuillan

Big Dog
Producer: Archie Johnston Stewart
Writer/Directors: Jamie Whitby, Jamie Gyngell

Breath
Producer: Peter Brennan
Writer: Theo James Krekis
Director: James Doherty

City Lights
Producer: Carey Thring
Writer/Director: Ed Wiles

Fire
Producer: Carla MacKinnon
Writer/Director: Christopher Andrews

Girl Like You
Producers: Paul Harry Thomas, Terese Bröchner Christensen
Writer: Sharmila Chauhan
Director: Rajinder Kochar

I Used to be Famous
Producers: Chris Pencakowski, Bella E. Danon
Writer/Director: Eddie Sternberg

Jacked
Producer: Jennifer Eriksson
Writers: Ashish Ghadiali, Rene Pannevis
Director: Rene Pannevis

Little Soldier
Producer: Carol-Mei Barker
Writer/Director: Stella Corradi

Rainbow Party
Producers: Eva Sigurdardottir, Ragnheidur Erlingsdottir, Madeleine Sims-Fewer, Thora Karitas Arnadottir
Writer/Director: Eva Sigurdardottir

Suburban Dracula
Producer/Writer: Nidhi Gupta
Director: Kawita Sareen

The Girl in the Dress
Producers: M J McMahon, Matthew Jones
Writer/Director: Natalie Malla

The Lights
Producer: Andrea Farrena
Writer: Kieran Grant
Directors: Lucy Barrick, Kieran Grant

The Monster
Producer: James Wren
Writers: Bob Pipe, James Wren
Director: Bob Pipe

Transgression
Producers: Sara Jimenez Criado, Fyzal Boulifa, Taina Galis
Writer/Director: Anwar Boulifa

Nine of the London Calling short films are receiving awards via the borough film funds. These are the Eastern Edge Film Fund (Redbridge and Waltham Forest), Southern Exposure Film Fund (Lambeth and Southwark), Shorts Film Fund (Wandsworth and Kensington and Chelsea) and North London Film Partnership (Haringey).

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