Sunday, 8 March 2009

Coming Up

Channel 4 and Touchpaper TV are making up to eight eye-catching, innovative, and challenging films from the best fresh talent in the UK for a guaranteed broadcast.

Each film will be for a half-hour slot on Channel 4. They are particularly looking for:

  • Bold ideas
  • Strong voices
  • Originality
  • Ambition
  • Wit
  • Urgency
  • Films that push boundaries in a way that wouldn't or couldn't be done in mainstream drama
  • Films that can be shot in four days on a limited budget

This is not an entry level scheme - it's 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.

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 and serials (e.g. a long-running soap) are now eligible to apply.

Deadline: Friday 17 April 2009

To find out more and apply visit the Channel 4 website.


This opportunity has popped up on a couple of other blogs and I pinched it from the Writersroom. But I just wanted to add that Sean Conway's Kings of London, which was selected as part of the Coming Up scheme in 2008, is on Channel 4 tonight at 1:20am. So if you wanna know what a winning submission looks like, best check it out...


Lisa said...

Hey Jez thanks for mentioning the Kings of London but that's a little too late for me...unless I'm awakened by my midnight caller (, maybe it'll be on 4OD?


Jez Freedman said...

Well unless he came last night, you missed it! Shame I only found out about it quite late but I have recorded it so when I've watched it I may well post an analysis of it.