"COMING UP is the only talent scheme currently run in the UK where emerging filmmakers have the opportunity to make an authored drama with a guaranteed network broadcast. Now in its eighth year, IWC and Channel4 continue their commitment to innovation, experimentation and new voices.
They are looking for up to 7 challenging and individual films from the best fresh talent in the UK. Each film will be for a half-hour hour C4 slot and the organisers are looking for:
- Bold ideas
- Strong voices
- Films that push boundaries in a way that wouldn't / couldn't be done in mainstream drama
- Films that can be shot in 4 days on a limited budget
THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY LEVEL SCHEME - BUT FOR WRITERS AND DIRECTORS BUILDING A TRACK RECORD AND A CAREER IN FILM AND TELEVISION DRAMA. Submissions from multi-cultural and regionally based filmmakers are encouraged.
WRITERS: This scheme is open to all writers who have NOT had an ORIGINAL single, series or serial broadcast on UK television; writers who have contributed episodes to series or serials (e.g. a long-running soap) are now eligible to apply.
DIRECTORS: The scheme is open to directors without a primetime TV drama credit.
WRITER / DIRECTORS: We will accept submissions from Writer / Directors above, but excellence in BOTH disciplines must be shown to be considered in this category.
THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY 4 APRIL 2008.
N.B. Submission is by post only