How would you change the world? Sweetshop and Young Director Awards (YDA)’s call for entries for their 2019 / 2020 mentorship is inviting young filmmakers to harness their creativity and use the power of images to convey a strong story and a message to the world.
Directors who were either a YDA winner or shortlist, who are not currently signed by a production company, are invited to apply for the mentorship with their Changing The World Frame By Frame film ideas.
Sweetshop and YDA’s aim through its involvement with the Changing the World Frame by Frame category is to help facilitate future initiatives for global social responsibility ideas and content.
Applicants must answer two questions:
- Tell us your film/script idea for Changing the World Frame By Frame
- Tell us what the mentorship will do for your career
Email applications to Kate Neill at Sweetshop.
The successful applicant will need to be prepared to follow and deliver to a production schedule. In turn, Sweetshop will pair the mentoree with an executive producer and director for advice and shadowing, script and treatment development, and pitching their film brands to score funding for the ultimate production on the film.
Applications close on August 30 2019.
Last year, YDA joined forces with Sweetshop to create a mentorship prize allowing one of its winners access the skill, expertise and encouragement of a global production company.
The prize teamed 2018 Film School Gold Winner, Bernd Fass (Tears in Heaven), with Spencer Dodd, managing director and executive producer of Sweetshop UK & Europe, and Sweetshop director, Mark Albiston, who have all been in regular contact to develop a project for social change over the last 12 months.
Over the course of the mentorship, Bernd has developed a script which highlights the shocking, but generally unknown world of Clickfarms, enterprises employing people to repeatedly click on online content to artificially inflate traffic and engagement and a phenomenon he calls, “one of the most disturbing expressions of humanity’s strive for attention”.