A documentary shorts competition
in association with LONDON FILM ACADEMY
and win a place on an LFA Specialised Course of your choice
Deadline for entries (amendeded): Friday 16 September, 5pm
[Click here to download the Application Pack.]
Tamasha is inviting independent filmmakers to submit documentary shorts that blow the lid off the ubiquitous, stereotypical Asian “auntie” character. We want you to be creative and explore diverse representations of “auntie” through short films. Our next comedy, auntie netta sees writer and actor Nimmi Harasgama, playing the part of auntie in a monologue that explores immigration and identity.
This opportunity is open to all who have an interest in filmmaking.
- Make an insightful 5 minute documentary/experimental documentary short film.
- Be creative and challenge the stereotypical image of the ”Asian auntie”: make it funny, intense, emotional, abstract, surreal or even music-based. Exploring strands such as migration, identity and memory may help you find the narrative thread.
- The “auntie” theme must clear in your work, however you can interpret this in a broad sense:
- you could interview a blood-relative or someone talking about being an auntie
- someone who represent an “auntie figure” outside of the family circle
- the distanced relationship of an aunt or the close bond
- a conversation between two or more people
How it works and what you can win!
- From the competition entries, a selection of the most promising films will be posted for viewing on the Tamasha website and advertised via our Facebook, twitter and newsletter, with biographies for each of the filmmakers. The online gallery will allow for the public to engage with the films and feed back their responses and thoughts.
- The winning film will then be screened at a central London Tamasha Scratch Night in the autumn to a mixture of invited industry guests and public audience.
- The winner will then be offered a place on one of the London Film Academy Specialised Courses of their choice from this selection: Documentary: A filmmaker’s toolkit, Directing: A Filmmaker’s toolkit, Composing: Music in Film, Producing: The Business of Film and Writing: Screenplay in a Day (places subject to availability, see website for upcoming dates).You will also get free membership to the network ClubPanico@LFA, which helps its members find work, expand their industry contacts and supports their independent productions.
- The runner up will receive a copy of Shooting People’s book Michael Winterbottom:Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers) edited by Damon Smith (2011).
London Film Academy is an exciting and innovative venture in practical film training. LFA runs professional- standard training in all the key areas of filmmaking. All tutors are working professionals. For more about the LFA visit their website.
Shooting People is an international networking organisation dedicated to the support and promotion of independent filmmaking, click here to visit their website.
How to apply & submission Rules:
Click here to download the Application Pack, and ensure the following:
- the film duration must not exceed 5 minutes including credits.
- foreign language work must be subtitled in English.
- applicants may enter more than one film but must complete a separate application for each film.
- you must hold all copyright for the film before submitting.
- Tamasha cannot be liable for any breach of confidentiality or licence agreement.
- all submissions must include the completed Application Pack.
Please send your application to: Kuldip Powar c/o Tamasha, Unit 220 Great Guildford Business Square, 30 Great Guildford Street, London, SE1 0HS. If you have any queries, please contact Felicity at Tamasha on email@example.com or 020 7633 2270.
Deadline: All entries must reach us by Friday 16 September August 5pm (amended from earlier deadline).
We very much looking forward to receiving your entry…and good luck!