shortFLIX is a programme, created by Creative England, Sky Arts and National Youth Theatre, which was designed to help 18-25 year olds outside of employment, education and training looking to break into the film industry. Successful applicants will receive funding and support to create short films, which will be showcased by Sky Arts.
With the current industry working in a "closed shop" style, and with a clear lack of diversity throughout, shortFLIX attempts to bring real change and give a voice to those that otherwise wouldn't have an opportunity.
The final 5 truly represented unheard voices, bringing about untold stories. With projects looking into issues surrounding: race, gender, sexuality, culture and mental health.
Other Examples of Creaitve England and Sky Arts work:
Tate Britain's Great British Walks
Tate Britain's Great British Walks is a new series on Sky Arts which sees famous faces, including Danny Baker, Simon Callow, Richard E Grant, Cerys Matthews, Miriam Margoyles and Michael Sheen, each journey to discover the landscapes that inspired their favourite paintings, chosen from Tate's national collection.
A collection of original comedies exploring remarkable events that may or may not have happened. But if they did happen they probably happened something like this. Creative England joined forces with Sky Arts to co-fund and executive produce four episodes of popular satire series Urban Myths.
Following the growing popularity of short films, Creative England worked with Sky Arts on their popular Comedy Shorts, where we partnered on production costs.
Philip Edgar-Jones, Director, Sky Arts
As the UK’s only dedicated arts channel, Sky Arts is committed to supporting creative people and original film-making. This partnership with Creative England and the National Youth Theatre will help to find and nurture the next generation of talent from a range of diverse backgrounds, giving them an exciting opportunity to tell their stories and showcase them through Sky Arts.
Solomon Nwabueze, Creative England
We’re delighted to have supported this entertaining and engaging art show which truly showcases England's beautiful scenery, and how the people and places in the English regions inspired the some of the Tate’s impressive collection of land and cityscapes; all through the eyes of some of our most high profile creative talents. This is the first step in building an on-going programming relationship between Creative England and Sky, championing television production from the English regions.
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