A New Fund for Adventurous Audio: Deadline 11/15/2010

Oct 14, 2010 3:04 pm
From http://www.inthedarkradio.org/
    The Sound Bank is a new initiative from In The Dark, dedicated to commissioning and investing in the best new crafted documentary features from around the world.

    From first-time features to uncompleted passion projects, wild experiments to those great pitches that didn’t quite fit the brief, the Sound Bank is here to help you realise your ideas and explore the world of story telling in sound.

    How does it work?

    The Sound Bank scheme is offering funding of between £500 and £1500 towards the production of new audio pieces of 3 to 15 minutes duration each. Recipients of the scheme will also be allocated a ‘mentor’ to help with the artistic, editorial and practical realisation of their idea. The finished work will be presented at In the Dark’s 2011 Spring Festival and become part of In the Dark’s curated database of online audio features. In addition In the Dark offers to promote winning commissions, liaising with broadcasters, webhosts, festivals and competition-holders across the English-speaking world.

    An independent jury of radio enthusiasts chaired by Nina Garthwaite will award three or four grants in this inaugural 2010 round. The scheme is open to all – first-time producers and students, migrants from other arts and media as well as experienced radio professionals seeking the opportunity to attempt something bold and adventurous.

    We are looking for crafted documentary features that explore the unique medium of sound. No style or subject is off limits, but if you’re looking for inspiration, why not listen to our Editors Picks

    Applicants must fill out and submit the Submission Form on this site, as well as e-mail an mp3 showreel of up to 5 minutes to nina@inthedarkradio.org

    Open for submissions: Monday 4th October

    Deadline for entries: Monday 15th November at 9am.
    Notification of grant awards (on ITD website): Friday 10th December
    Delivery of commissioned work: Friday 18th March 2011
    Live public listening during ITD Festival, April/May 2011
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