b-side Film Commission

b-side are looking for  film maker to create a short music video about our local LGBT community with members of our local LGBT community, the young people from SPACE Weymouth. The film will be toured to local schools and colleges with the aim to raise awareness of LGBT issues, tackle phobic behaviour and increase young people’s skills.

For all info: www.b-side.org.uk

Deadline: 19 March 2017

FEE: £3,000 - £3,500

PROJECT TIMESCALE: 27 March – 22 May 2017


Project Summary

We’d like to make a short music video about our local LGBT community by our local LGBT community. The film will be toured to local schools and colleges with the aim to raise awareness of LGBT issues, tackle phobic behaviour and increase young people’s skills.

We are in the process of creating and recording a song with a group of young people from Space Youth Group (LGBT group) in Weymouth. We are working with Bristol songwriters Rosina Buck and Brontë Kirkby, Rosina worked on #MyClitoris a music and film project for young people to spread awareness of female genital mutilation.

For more information: http://bit.ly/2hnCGJY

After this we plan to create a short music video for the song (this is where you come in). The song and the film will both stimulate a guided discussion to tackle stigma as well as raise awareness of phobic behaviour and the mental health issues that arise when individuals are socially isolated.

What we would like: b-side CIC would like to commission the creation of a 2–4 minute short creative film with the young people of Space Youth Project (SYP). Members of Space Youth Group would like to create a colourful & vibrant music video to the song they have created.

The film must be upbeat and playful as well as tackle important issues around LGBT and social isolation. The aim is to create a music video that we can share on social media and tour to local schools in Sept 2017.

We would like the video to be available for a premiere viewing in the last week of May.

 The film maker(s) will be working alongside around 10 members of Space Youth Project to create the film.

 The film maker(s) will commit to 2 meetings with SYP prior to the film making (preferably on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month).

 The film maker(s) will commit to at least 1 session (or the equivalent) to teaching SYP some skills in film making.

b-side are offering a fee between £3,000 - £3,500 (This will cover all costs including artist fees, materials, travel, production & post production).

We would like the work to start in March and coincide with SPACE’s regular meetings where possible (evenings 1st & 3rd Wed of the month).

The meetings & filming will take place in Weymouth and /or in the surrounding areas.

View via our online portal at: http://www.curatorspace.com//opportunities/detail/film-maker-opportunity...

Deadline Applications are to be submitted before 12pm on Sunday 19th March 2017. .

For all information: Please email: molly@b-side.org.uk or call 01305 568044

Background information b-side opened b-side festival 2016 with the world-premiere of Shame Chorus a work produced by Jordan McKenzie, sung by members of the London Gay Men’s Chorus, commissioned by the Freud Museum. Psychoanalysts, Susie Orbach and Sally Berry, interviewed members of the Chorus, asking them to recall memories of feeling shamed and events that shaped their feelings about themselves and their sexuality. These recorded interviews were given to composers who then turned those memories into original songs for the Chorus to perform. SPACE YOUTH PROJECT Space Youth Project has several groups spread out across Dorset. The group we will mainly be focussing on during this project will be the Space members in Weymouth.

It’d be great if we could somehow involve the other members of SYP, especially in being a part of the film. SYP has been around since 2001 and supports the youth of Dorset who are or may be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or anything in between. Members of SYP range from the age of 13/14 – 25. SYP aims to empower all young people to have positive self-esteem, confidence, to give realisation they are supported, to give them a sense that they are part of a community and never alone, the freedom of expression and opportunity for association.

This commission brief has been written by young people from SPACE who will choose the final film maker with the guidance of b-side. 

Closing date: 
Sunday 19th March 2017
circa £3,000
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