Image credits: © Caspar Benson/fstop/Corbis
Image credits: © Caspar Benson/fstop/Corbis



Lighthouse has been selected to manage the BFI's new short film production scheme

Lighthouse is thrilled to be working with the BFI, the UK’s lead body for film, which has responsibility for championing emerging and world-class filmmakers. We will manage their new one-year short film production scheme, which will support up to twenty outstanding new short films made by some of the UK’s most promising filmmakers.

The short film scheme will be aimed at emerging filmmakers from the UK, who have a strong track record of producing exceptional work and who are ready to make the transition to feature film. Up to twenty short films will be supported in 2012, at budgets ranging from £25,000 to £50,000 per film.

Working in partnership with Neon Films’ Nicky Bentham who co-produced Duncan Jones’ award winning Moon, and independent development producer Becca Ellson, Lighthouse will oversee the selection and executive production of the short films.

The scheme is set to launch at the start of February, at which point full details regarding the application and supporting process will be announced.

A press release about our relationship with the BFI can be found here

The short film scheme underscores Lighthouse’s commitment to supporting new work by artists and filmmakers, and will sit alongside our existing programmes of digital art, film and moving image.

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