Collabor8te – New Film Initiative Call for Scripts

In 2010 The Bureau Film Company launched the SOS Development programme with the support of Media and Skillset.  SOS is currently in the midst of its second year.  Following the success of SOS The Bureau is continuing its commitment to emerging talent through a new collaboration with Rankin Film, and Dazed TV


10 selected scripts will be developed by The Bureau and   Rankin Film, with up to 8 scripts commissioned, and produced, by Rankin Film. Those commissioned projects will complete their run on the international festival circuit, before being exhibited on DazedTV.


The call for short film scripts is now open.

Collabor8te is keen to develop narrative film, with strong stories and characters, whilst actively encouraging a broad array of styles, mediums and genres.

Scriptwriters do not need to have any previously commissioned credits, nor must it be their first film. We are interested in both new and established talent.

Whilst the scheme is open to writer/directors the call is currently for scripts only. All other elements (ie director, producers, cast, and crew) will be discussed once a script is shortlisted.

Submission Deadline – 3rd October 2011.

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Collabor8te is a new short film initiative from Rankin filmThe Bureau Film Company and Dazed TV, which spans script development, production and distribution.  The initiative will produce up to 8 short films during 2012: from scripts of any genre, no longer than 15 pages, with budgets up to £10,000.

 Submissions Deadline: 
3rd October 2011

Selected Scripts Announced:  
28th November 2011

Workshop Day: 
12th December 2011

Development Period:
December 2011 – February 2012

February – November 2012