South West Screen will give three film-makers the chance to shoot a $447,000 (£300,000) feature in Bristol.

Six projects have been shortlisted for the next stage of South West Screen’s microbudget filmmaking initiative iFeatures, which gives UK film-makers the chance to shoot a $447,000 (£300,000) film in the city of Bristol this summer.

They are:

Our Own Shadows – a psychological thriller, written by Matt Haynes, to be directed by Conor McCormack.

Eight Minutes Idle, call-centre based comedy, written by Matt Thorne & Nicholas Blincoe to be directed by Mark Simon Hewis.

Novikov-B, sci-fi thriller, written and to be directed by Screen Star of Tomorrow Justin Trefgarne.

The Dark Half, supernatural horror written by Lucy Catherine, to be directed by Al Siddons.

The Bristol Job, heist movie, developed by Carol and Nick Pitt, to be directed by Matt Golding.

Flying Blind, a love story with a twist developed by Caroline Harrington, to be directed by Katarzyna Klimkiewicz.

Three of the six projects will go on to be greenlit in June following a further 12 weeks of development.

The initiative is supported by BBC Films and Bristol City Council.

Christopher Moll, iFeatures’ executive producer said: “The sheer quality and breadth of ambition of our six teams is a real achievement for a microbudget scheme, and we’re particularly pleased that this is a slate that really does have something for every type of audience on it. It shows that with the right talent onboard, small budgets are no barrier to excellence!”