Opportunity for budding filmmakers is open for Doncaster creatives

An exciting new project is encouraging Doncaster creatives who want to explore the film industry to apply for a grant to produce their own short film on the topic of climate change.

Film Hub North is a sector development organisation who support film culture in the north of England.

They have chosen Doncaster as the next place to invest in and are offering five individuals the chance to jump into the film industry in a new scheme named Climate Comedy Lab.

The Climate Comedy lab is open for applicants now.

“Participants will gain experience working with a crew, film industry professionals and gain other entry level skills that are hard to acquire.”

The project is looking for people who have a creative voice but have not worked in film before.

It is open to artists, writers and even people who just have big ideas without a background in the arts.

The short films need to be centered around the topic of climate change and the project wants individuals to produce comedic content to get across an environmental message.

“We chose comedy as the genre to work in because a lot of the time the climate crisis is seen through a lens of doom and gloom that can be hard to connect with,” Amy said.

“We’re hoping that hyper local issues such as the flooding will be a prominent theme in these micro films.”

Successful applicants will be given a grant of £1,000 in collaboration with Doncaster Creates, an arts programme focused on nurturing creatives in the town.

The Comedy Climate Lab will take place in early 2021 and applications can be sent in until January 5, 2021.

But this time frame may change due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old to apply, you can find out more here.

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