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Film London reveals Microwave shortlist


- 12 projects from 160 applications selected

Film London reveals Microwave shortlist

Film London has shortlisted 12 projects from 160 applications for the new round of micro-budget filmmaking scheme Microwave, past successes of which include Lilting [+see also:
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. Supported by the BFI, Creative Skillset and BBC Films, the commissioned films will be awarded £100,000 of a total production budget of £150,000, the remaining £50,000 of which the teams will have to raise themselves. Shortlisted filmmakers will also receive up to £10,000 development funding for the first time. The teams will attend a five-day training programme after which six projects will go forward to six weeks of development and finally two films will be commissioned.

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Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission, said, “With our previous slate, the bar has been set extremely high. However, given the calibre of the teams behind the shortlisted projects I’m certain we’ll see some exciting results and look forward to showcasing some brave new filmmaking voices. We are also working to ensure a better cross section of London’s wonderfully diverse community is reflected in the slate.”

The shortlisted projects and teams are:

The Blue House, Patrick Dickinson (writer and director), Sophie Venner (producer)
Butterfly Kisses, Greer Ellison (writer), Rafal Kapelinski (director), Merlin Merton and David Braithwaite (producers)
Daphne’s Inferno, Nico Mensinga (writer) Peter Mackie Burns (director) Valentina Brazzini and Tristan Goligher (producers)
Engaged, James Condon (writer) Adam Randall (director) Bennet McGhee and Matt Wilkinson (producers)
Kill Her Witch, Faye Gilbert (writer and director), Yaw Basoah (producer)
The New Thirty, Wendy Okoi-Obuli (writer), Remi Vaughan-Richards (director), Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo (producer)
Night Dances, Johnny Kenton (writer and director), Jo Allan (producer)
The Opposite of Everything, Ruth Pickett (writer), Nour Wazzi (director), Stephen Smith (producer)
PunchRuth Ivo (writer and director), Rachel Wardlow (producer)
Unsung, Ayndrilla Singharay (writer), Liam Creighton (director) Fiona Black (producer)
The Visitor, Sebastian Godwin (writer and director), Hugo Godwin (producer)
Worm, Keir Burrows (writer and director), Dieudonnée Burrows (producer)

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