Film London's low-budget Microwave scheme has three new films in pre-production: Suki Singh's psychological thriller Analogue; Jes Benstock's Alternative Miss World documentary, The British Guide to Showing Off (working title); and Kolton Lee's Freestyle, a teen romance set in the world of freestyle basketball.

This year's applications are now open and due by Sept 26. Applications and info are available at

Ten shortlisted projects will be invited to a four-day training event and then go on to a competitive pitch, where up to five films will be greenlit.

Films are made for budgets under $200,000 (£100,000) -with Film London chipping in usually £50,000-£75,000.

Film London founded the scheme in 2006 with Skillset and the BBC, its two finished projects are Steven Sheil's horrorMum & Dad (which premiered to mixed reaction in Edinburgh) and Eran Creevy'sMuslim drug dealer dramaShifty.