Factory’s Prime and Fire partner Talenthouse and the BFI to invite film- and documentary-makers to create new action sports project

Factory’s Prime and Fire, the world’s leading action sports creative agency and publisher whose clients include Nike and O2, has teamed up with Talenthouse, the world’s platform for creative collaborations, and the BFI, the lead body for film in the UK, to invite global film- and documentary-makers to submit a 1-2 minute pitch of the story behind action, niche or specialist sports – and put yourself forward for career boosting opportunities including a whopping £10k production budget and a chance to showcase work at the BFI.

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Film- and documentary-makers have been given an open brief; submit a 1-2 minute pitch and 300 words in writing. Judges are looking for unique; undiscovered human-interest stories and mini-documentaries based around action, endurance or specialist sports. The scope is huge and can be absolutely anything from wingsuit flying, dressage, falconry, fencing and skateboarding to stories of human sporting endeavour.

There are some fantastic opportunities on offer to help boost the careers of emerging filmmakers. There will be 10 winners; 9 filmmakers will receive a production budget of £2k, the best film will receive a £10k production budget to make their story a reality, and all 10 will have their work screened at the BFI’s Future Film Festival in Feb 2015 – a real boost to the winner’s career and a step up in the industry.

Talenthouse’s global platform will ensure that Prime and Fire and the BFI are able to identify and connect with the best film- and documentary-makers from around the world. In addition the Talenthouse network will ensure that hundreds of thousands of conversations will take place across social networks which will give film- and documentary-makers an exceptional opportunity to have their work showcased and seen by a global audience.

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The deadline for entries is August 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM and here’s the link to upload your entries https://www.talenthouse.com/i/selects. The voting starts on August 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM and ends on August 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM. The winner will be announced on September 4, 2014. All times are in Pacific Daylight Time.

Jo Fairweather, Head of Video at Factory Media Ltd at Prime and Fire said: “We’re always on the look-out for the next-generation of outstanding creative talent and our partnership with Talenthouse will ensure that we connect with hundreds of thousands of high calibre film- and documentary-makers around the world. This partnership offers film- and documentary-makers an incredible opportunity to have their work seen around the world and we can’t wait to see the calibre of work that comes in!”

Noel Goodwin, BFI Education Programmer for Young People said:“BFI Future Film is all about finding, nurturing and showcasing the next generation of filmmaking talent, so this collaboration with Factory’s Prime and Fire and Talenthouse works brilliantly for us. It’s a great opportunity for emerging filmmaking talent to receive some incredible support to get their stories on screen and we’re really looking forward to seeing what ideas come in, and ultimately some great documentaries.”

Talenthouse’s co-founder Maya Bogle said: “We’re really excited to be working with Factory’s Prime and Fire and the BFI on this creative collaboration. They have an enviable reputation and this partnership offers creatives a unique opportunity to have their work showcased globally and at the BFI. This partnership is a great example of how brands are using the Talenthouse network to discover emerging creatives, drive mass social interest and attract the right calibre of creatives”.

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