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News release 24/07/2017

The Ignition Random Acts Network is delighted to announce that the next round of calls for submission is once again open with the first Deadline as:

5pm on Monday 2nd October 2017

Screen South is the leading Ignition Random Acts Network Centre for the South East and is working in partnership with the Arts Council, Channel 4 Random Acts, the Ignition Network and Fly Film to deliver an exciting opportunity for 16 – 24 year old emerging, creative artists and filmmakers.

The Ignition Random Acts Network will be providing training, development, production support and budgets of up to £4000 for the selected films; which are to be of a maximum length of 3 minutes excluding credits. All selected films will be considered by Channel 4 for online and broadcast opportunities across their First Act strand of their Random Acts series.

The brief is for ‘bold, innovative expressions of creativity’ across a range of art forms.  We are looking for young people with strong creative ideas, dedication to their craft and drive to create and deliver their film.  We want to hear new voices and see visual storytelling that is exciting and memorable, using diverse art forms such as dance, comedy, spoken word, poetry, digital arts and performance.

The Ignition Random Acts Network alumni may also get the opportunity to see their films distributed more widely and take part in a wealth of Alumni creative and business development opportunities to assist with their future career progression.

SPARK for up to 12 Individual projects supported by an organisation

Artist & Filmmaker Led

This is an opportunity for young creative’s to either work with the Ignition Network production partners, who can provide guidance and support to deliver broadcast standard short films, or the young creative’s can nominate their own production partner.  We are able to support young creative’s that may have a great idea with clear potential to deliver their film by October 2017. We can also support artist filmmakers who would like to embed an idea in an activity, company or need a longer development time for creative, technical or access reasons. We have a provisional schedule to commission and deliver 8 films for this strand to be delivered in October, but are very happy to discuss workflow and schedules and defer delivery until later if appropriate. Please refer to the SPARK guidelines for more information which can be found online at

If you would like to include details of the Ignition Random Acts opportunity on your website – please contact us at and we will provide the various elements required to do so – photos, text and forms.

Screen South

The Wedge

75 - 81 Tontine Street



CT20 1JR

Tel:   01303 259777

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