Short film strand to return in November.

Short film strand The Shooting Gallery is returning for a four week run on UK broadcaster Channel 4 from Nov 11.

It will showcase nine new films from up-and-coming UK filmmaking talent.

The series will feature work from multiple genres ranging from BAFTA-winning shorts like Will Anderson’s The Making of Longbird and Charlotte Carden’s The Taxidermist [pictured], to campaigning micro-documentaries depicting real life stories of miscarriages of justice told by survivors of Death Row, by Will Francome and Mark Pizzey.

Film-makers including Scotland’s Marcus McPeake (Your Picture Gets Mine) and London-based Oliver Goodrum (This is Vanity) will have their shorts featured.

The talent showcase previously helped launch the careers of Shane Meadows, Clio Barnard and Andrea Arnold.

This year has seen Channel 4 broadcast more short films across its schedule than ever before, with more than 300 films featured through the Random Acts strand alone.

The Shooting Gallery was commissioned by Susie Wright, media project manager, Channel 4.

Susie said: “The Shooting Gallery epitomises Channel 4’s passion for supporting and nurturing new talent. It’s a unique opportunity in broadcast for film-makers at the beginning of their career to have their work shown to a wide audience. It’s also an opportunity for the audience to have a first glimpse at the work of some of the UK’s most promising film-making talent, across the genres. The hope is that these names will become more and more recognisable in the future.”


Ep 1, The Shooting Gallery: Crossing Over

Why Don’t They Do It in the Road? - written and directed by Chris Purcell

The Making of Longbird – Written by Will Anderson & Ainslie Henderson, directed by Will Anderson

Ep 2, The Shooting Gallery: Blame the Parents

Your Picture Gets Mine - written and directed by Marcus McPeake

The Taxidermist - written and directed by Charlotte Carden

Ep 3, The Shooting Gallery: Death Row

Four micro-documentaries written and directed by Will Francome and Mark Pizzey

Ep 4, The Shooting Gallery: This is Vanity

Written by Alexander Craig and directed by Oliver Goodrum

Future episodes are set to include films made with partnership organisations including The Tate gallery, the British Council and the Kendal Mountain Festival.