Magazine article Screen International

BBC3 Hunts Fresh Doc Directors

Magazine article Screen International

BBC3 Hunts Fresh Doc Directors

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Six fledgling documentary directors are being offered the chance to make their primetime debut on BBC3 as part of the UK digital channel's Fresh documentary strand.

The latest round of commissioning for the Fresh initiative, which gives directors an opportunity to land their first hour-long prime-time film, has kicked off a hunt for ideas about important issues facing young people in 2013.

New approaches to issues of money, relationships, rites of passage moments, crime, disability, class and identity will be considered.

The driving force behind the films should be emotion with strong characters and the films should also have a contemporary and bold approach to storytelling.

Each director will be given a non-negotiable budget of £100k that will be managed by BBC Commissioning.

The budget will cover the total cost of making their film and include payments for the directors and crew, stock, filming and location costs, editing, voice over recording, dubbing and grading of the films. …

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