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Call for Applications now open for Now & Next – Round Three

LUX Scotland is delighted to announce that applications are now open for the third round of Now & Next. This will be the final round for 2019.

Now & Next is a commissioning scheme that will nurture and showcase emerging creative voices, as well as offer established artists a chance to try something new through a series of collaborative artists’ film commissions.

The opportunity is open to all creative practitioners from a range of backgrounds and disciplines, currently living in Scotland. We welcome proposals from artists of all backgrounds, including those from minority ethnic groups, those who consider themselves to be disabled and those who are currently underrepresented in media and the visual arts. We are also encouraging applications from artists living outwith the Central Belt. Travel costs to attend meetings, briefings and training & professional development workshops will be covered.

Deadline: Monday 27 May, midnight.

BRIEF THREE: Collaborative Short Films for BBC Scotland

We are seeking proposals for fresh, innovative short films from creative voices in Scotland that reflect the experience of living in modern Scotland. We will commission films that demonstrate the breadth of possibility offered by the form of film, whether that be through experimentation with sound and image, structure, narrative and storytelling, animation, performance or any other means. The films should also aim to be accessible to a wide audience, so should also have a clear, relatable idea or concept at its heart. We are looking for you to push the boundaries on what constitutes art and make Scotland engage with a new way of seeing itself.

These film commissions should be created by artists working in collaboration. If you are an artist filmmaker you should include a key collaborator in your pitch, preferably one from a different artistic practice to you (dance, theatre, animation, poetry, literature and spoken word, etc). If you are an artist from another discipline with no filmmaking practice, you will need to collaborate with a filmmaker.

The film should last between 90 seconds and 5 minutes. Final delivery will require both a 16×9 and 1:1 (square) version. We would ask that you consider how to make your film accessible to as wide an audience as possible.

You will be asked to submit a rough budget outlining all anticipated costs for your proposed project, which should include your and your collaborator’s fees, copyright fees, equipment hire, research costs and post-production costs. We will assign a budget, based upon the proposal, to cover all fees and production costs up to £5,000. For further details about the budget, please refer to the project FAQs.

To apply please complete the online form.


Find out more and how to apply

Posted by: , LUX Scotland

Date: 8 April 2019

Call for Applications now open for Now & Next – Round Three