GBP5,000 available for production that showcases Plymouth archive footage
The Peninsula Arts Film Commission is being launched as an annual incentive, offering GBP5,000 to any production that utilises archive footage of Plymouth in its project.
The potential for this to be a catalyst in transforming how SWFTA engages with audiences and indeed how audiences perceive the archive film we hold cannot be underestimated.
The intention of this fund is to expand recognition of Plymouth’s cultural history and as a suitable location for filming.
Coordinated by Peninsula Arts and the South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA) and including principle partners such as Plymouth University, the successful applicant will be required to use SWFTA to source footage that can then be used within their project.
In talking about the archives, director of SWFTA Stacey Anderson explained: “the SWFTA collections celebrate the evolution of our human connection with film, from early regional pioneers through to more modern trends in creative filmmaking.”
She continues: “SWFTA films are of their time, which gives them great authenticity. What a thrill it would be to see some of those films interpreted in contemporary ways through creative co-curation... the potential for this to be a catalyst in transforming how SWFTA engages with audiences and indeed how audiences perceive the archive film we hold cannot be underestimated.”
The deadline for applications is November 20th and the successful candidate will be notified of their win in December 2015, with the agreement that the project will be completed by April 2016.
The winning project will also be screened as part of the annual Plymouth History Festival in May 2016 at Plymouth University’s Jill Craigie Cinema.
Plymouth is no stranger to film and television productions, having previously housed the filming of biopic Mr Turner and Tim Burton’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s book, Alice in Wonderland.
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