The UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund and b3 mediaare launching a new digital short film project to support black and ethnicminority filmmakers.
The Blank Slate scheme, funded by the NationalLottery, is expected to commission eight shorts to be produced by spring 2006.
Filmmakers from across the
b3media, a multi-ethnic non-profit arts organization, has run a short filmmakingprogramme for the past two years.
"Atthis stage it is crucial that we build on the success of the Blank Slateinitiative so that we can reach out to filmmakers across the
Applicationsare available at www.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk/shorts/digitalshorts/and www.b3media.net.