Short film commission: apply by 6 January

Photo by Jon Aitken of AudioWAVE at the Immersion Showcase

The South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) is seeking to commission 8 short films (1 – 2 minutes each) to tell the story of our new Automation Prototype Projects.

The SWCTN partners are based in the Creative Industries but the project crosses Manufacturing, Health, Education, Agriculture, Engineering. The Prototype Projects have been created within the field of automation. Each project will seek to innovate in the use of creative technology, designing new products, services or experiences for the world.

The films are intended to showcase the innovation of the ideas, the journey to creating them (set-up, struggle, solution) and the potential for their use in the world. The audience for the films is future investors and funders, audiences/users, other stakeholders.

There will be the opportunity for the filmmaker to spend time with the  Prototype teams and to film interviews with them at events at Kaleider in Exeter (dates below). We also imagine that the filmmaker(s) will want to visit the teams for additional footage but it will of course depend on the project, the team and the style of each film. We anticipate the equivalent of 2 trips to the Cornwall area, 4 in the Bristol, Bath area and 2 in the Devon area. 

The films will be screened at the SWCTN Automation showcase in June 2020, before being shared online. 

Timeline: February – June 2020

Key dates:

12th February, workshop at Kaleider Studios

15th April, workshop at Kaleider Studios

13th May, workshop at Kaleider Studios

Delivery: by 15th June 2020

Length: 1- 2 mins per film

We strongly recommend having a look through the SWCTN website before applying.

Please send us a short email with a quote for the above brief and some examples of recent relevant work that demonstrates your style of filmmaking. We anticipate spending between £10,000-£15,000 including expenses and VAT. You must be based in the South West.

Please send submissions to by Monday 6th January 2020.