Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Funding to help young people realise short film projects.

IdeasTap is £40,000-worth of funding to help young people realise
short film projects.

Recognising the wealth of talented young filmmakers in the UK,
IdeasTap is offering eight awards of £5,000 each for the most
original, engaging ideas. Entries must be for films no longer than
five minutes and can include documentaries, conceptual pieces,
trailers for features, music videos, fashion films and animated
shorts.

Aiming to make the funding process easier for young people, the Ideas
Fund is dedicated to providing opportunities for up-and-coming talent.

Deadline: 29th March 2010

Ideas Fund Shorts is part of IdeasTap’s annual £150,000 Ideas Fund
that first launched in June 2009. The awards are open to
16-25-year-old UK filmmakers.

The latest round of Ideas Fund Innovators will make ten awards of
£1,000 each for ideas from any creative discipline. This fund is now
open year-round, with four deadlines for submissions. Innovators is
open to 16-25s and aims to help those at the beginning of their
creative careers to take their projects to the next stage.

Deadline: 29th March 2010 (at which point the next round of Innovators
will open)

About IdeasTap

IdeasTap is a creative network and funding body for emerging arts
talent. A not-for-profit organisation, IdeasTap brings creative people
together and offers cash funding, exclusive opportunities and a
platform to showcase new work.

The website first launched in December 2008, but a new, improved
version of the site will launch later this year. The membership
currently stands at more than 19,000 young practitioners from a
diverse range of creative disciplines. IdeasTap is the brainchild of
philanthropist Peter De Haan.

For details and to apply please visit http://www.ideastap.com.