lo-fi is a low budget film initiative aimed at developing up-and-coming talent. This comprehensive programme aims to find exciting new work, by up-and-coming film makers, that can be made at micro budget level.
Information from the Screen Academy Scotland website:
The programme is presented in two distinct phases:
lo-fi Phase 0.1
Phase 0.1 will focus on the development of low budget screenplays that can be made on a micro budget level. We are looking to develop between five and seven screenplays in three workshops over an eight month period, working with some of UK’s foremost script editors. The workshops will include: regular script editing sessions; master classes; read-throughs with actors; budget development & packaging.
We are looking for new work from up-and-coming talent with contemporary Scottish stories. The stories should show an ambition to find an audience in the market place.
At the end of phase 0.1 the projects will be pitched to an industry panel and one project will be selected for phase 0.2 - advanced development.
lo-fi phase 0.1 is an initiative of Screen Academy Scotland, a Creative Skillset Film & Media Academy at Edinburgh Napier University, supported by BBC Scotland, Creative Scotland and Matador Pictures.
lo-fi Phase 0.2
At the end of phase 0.1, we will launch lo-fi phase 0.2, which will select one of the developed screenplays for further advanced development and financing. More details will be released nearer the time.
lo-fi phase 0.2 is an initiative of Screen Academy Scotland at Edinburgh Napier University, supported by BBC Scotland and Matador Pictures.
The production company and/or the main applicant to lo-fi should be based in Scotland. Lo-fi films will be made in Scotland, and the majority of the key creative team should be based and working in Scotland.
Closing date: 5pm Monday July 9th 2012
Find out more at http://screenacademyscotland.ac.uk/lo-fi