The internet is a big place, so if it's your company's job to fill the internet with documentaries, your job is never done. That's why we need your help. VICE is looking for new filmmakers with a story from their corner of Britain or Ireland that they want to share with the world. Over the years VICE has made thousands of documentaries across the world about politics, news, identity, sex, crime, drugs, education, conflict, religion, tech, fashion and everything else. Some of our docs have hosts, others do not. Some are glossy, others are gritty. However, they are all unified by their ambition to tell stories which would otherwise go untold.
So, if you have a story that demands to be told - it could be about a grassroots political movement, new underground scene, or a legendary weirdo from the local head shop. Maybe there's a piece about a new religion growing in size, or a bunch of school kids who're doing something revolutionary. It could be anything.
What we're looking for
Stories that can be turned into 5-10 min documentaries
Ambitious filmmakers with a track record for jaw-dropping ideas
Understanding of VICE's tone and style
Please note that we are looking for applicants that have some experience of filmmaking - whether that is on personal projects or with a junior role on a professional production (such as production assistant / runner). Entrants must be over 18.
Five entrants will be invited to VICE's London office to receive one on one feedback on their ideas from a selection of VICE producers and commissioners and for a training workshop in using the Panasonic GH5. The five entrants will be gifted a camera package from Panasonic including :
A Panasonic LUMIX GH5 & XLR set, with batteries, SD cards and a Movcam cage kit.
Panasonic LUMIX lenses including an 8-18mm, a Lumix 12mm F1.4, 25mm F1.4, 12-35mm F2.8 and 35-100mm F2.8.
A crane V2 gimbal.
From these five finalists, one winner will be selected who will be invited to collaborate with the VICE content team to make their documentary. The winner will also be given the opportunity to become a LUMIX Ambassador for a year.
The five finalists will have their travel paid for up to an agreed amount.
VICE will provide the opportunity for one creator to produce their debut film under the mentorship of VICE documentarians with a production budget of up to £15,000, including expenses and a paid rate for the winner.
How to Apply
Entries are closed.
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