COMING UP is currently the only talent scheme in the UK where emerging filmmakers have the opportunity to make an authored drama with a guaranteed network broadcast. Now in its tenth year, Channel 4 and Touchpaper Television continue their commitment to innovation, experimentation and new voices.
Commissioned by Channel 4 and produced by Touchpaper Television, part of the Zodiak Media Group, the aim of the series is to create eye-catching, innovative, challenging films.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR COMING UP 2012
We will make 7 films for a half-hour Channel 4 slot.
What do we look for?
Bold, original and surprising ideas with strong voices – unafraid of ambition, wit, urgency and fearless entertainment. Films that can be shot in four days on a limited budget.
Who can apply?
We are looking for the best fresh and talented filmmakers out there.
- Writers who have not had an original single, series or serial broadcast on UK television. Writers who have contributed episodes or series and serials (eg a long-running soap) are now eligible to apply.
- Directors without a primetime TV drama credit.
- Writer/Directors: We will accept submissions from writer/directors who meet the criteria for writers and directors as per above, but excellence in both disciplines must be shown to be considered in this category.
Submissions from multi-cultural and regionally-based filmmakers are encouraged.
How to apply:
Application forms are available here.
Submissions accepted by POST ONLY to:
COMING UP 2012
3-6 Kenrick Place
London W1U 6HD
Deadline for Applications: 1pm on Thursday 9th June 2011