To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Listen To Britain, Humphrey Jennings and Stewart McAllister's poetic collage of British life, BBC Four in partnership with BFI Network, have commissioned aspiring filmmakers to capture the diversity of contemporary Britain in a series of new short films.
Following a premiere at BFI Southbank in September, there is an opportunity for the films to be broadcast on BBC Four.

After a competitive submission period, 12 exciting projects from a range of innovative new voices from across the whole of the UK were selected for the originality of their idea and the individuality of their filmic voice. The 12 successful directors were announced today at Sheffield Doc/Fest by BBC’s Cassian Harrison and Emma Cahusac and Wingspan’s Archie Baron and Deborah Lee.

Receiving awards of up to £5,000, the filmmakers will create unique interpretations of British life, taking inspiration from the original Listen To Britain, which pioneered a new form of documentary filmmaking.

Working with BFI Network, the UK-wide programme discovering and supporting the next generation of writers, directors and producers, the production of the shorts is being overseen by Wingspan Productions.

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