Background and Brief 

This commission is for a Filmmaker to create a very short film aimed at young people aged 11-14 and their parents, especially those from our black and minority ethnic communities.  

The purpose of the film is to give young people an inspirational quick look at the wide scope and range of careers in the film industry, how people access these jobs, what qualifications they might need and what they could earn in this industry.   It will need to engage and inform this age group and their parents.

There is funding to create a very short film, which should include content from interviews from people currently working in the film industry including black and minority ethnic industry professionals.  The Filmmaker will be supported in acquiring interviewees and cut away film and information about the industry to be edited into the film. We encourage applications from filmmakers from our black and minority ethnic communities.


We would like Filmmakers to summarise how they would approach this short film which we are envisaging won’t be longer than 5 minutes in length and suggest their own response to the brief. 


The budget for this short film is £3,000 (+VAT if applicable). This should include all costs relating to the filming and editing.


Wednesday 24 March 2021 Deadline for applications

24th – 31st March 2021 Interviews and Filmmaker appointed

April/May 2021 Filming and editing period 

End May  2021    Final edited film submitted  


Please email via the information below no later than Wednesday the 24th of March.  

  • Proposal for the film (your personal response to the brief)
  • Budget breakdown including number of days or half days filming and editing
  • Written information on similar work and your recent films plus link to your Showreel

If you have any questions on this call out please contact

Copyright and Ownership of the Work – Commissioners will retain the rights to film and will be given original material as well as the edited film. 

The Evolve Collaborative Fund

The funding for this film is from the ‘Evolve Collaborative Fund’. The London Culture Forum created this fund for London Boroughs to collaborate on cultural projects for the benefit of Londoners. Evolve is funded by the Greater London Authority.  The team that are commissioning the film are from Westminster and Lewisham Councils and the City of London Corporation. 

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