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Hot Docs-Blue Ice Docs Fund deadline

The Hot Docs-Blue Ice Docs Fund has invested $3.35 million to enable more African documentary filmmakers to tell their stories and contribute to the next generation of African documentary talent. To date, the Fund has awarded 78 projects from 24 countries. The Fund provides development grants of up to 10,000 CAD and production grants of up to $40,000 CAD to four to ten projects annually. Each year, up to five funded projects are invited to participate in a year-long mentorship program, which includes private filmmaker labs at Hot Docs and the Durban FilmMart/Durban International Film Festival or other festivals and markets in Africa. Applications are open to professional filmmakers who are citizens and residents of continental Africa who must also live and work in the region. The Fund also collaborates with The New York Times—Op-Docs to commission shorts from African filmmakers to showcased on The Times’s Emmy® Award–winning online forum. Application info link

Documentary Campus Masterschool deadline

The Documentary Campus Masterschool is a European training programme and international networking platform dedicated to the development of factual content for an international audience. For more than 20 years, the Masterschool has carefully matched European media professionals with key players from the international industry and assisted in developing, financing and marketing their factual based formats for public release, whether on the traditional TV market or on new digital platforms. Application info link

BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing competition deadline

In 2021, the BAFTA Rocliff New Writing completion will run two competitions - Children, Family and Young Adult Media (inc Family Films) and TV Drama. Film and Comedy will be back in 2022. All competitions are judged by readers, a script selection panel and an industry jury, selected for their proven expertise in that medium. To find out how to apply, go to T&Cs page. For any further queries feel free to contact us, we'll happily respond. Requests and comments on social media will be replied to but not as quickly. TV Drama Applications for TV Drama will open 26 July, 12pm. To apply please submit a completed online application form along with your supporting materials by 15 September 2021, 5pm. If you can’t afford the entry fee - apply for a bursary. Please complete a bursary form by 7 September 2021, 5pm. The EVENT date is 30 November 2021. *Children, Family and Young Adult Competition Scripts can be any genre, tv drama, feature - live action or animation Applications for Film and TV Comedy will open in 2022. Children, Family & YA Media and TV Drama will return in 2023. Application info link