BBC Three has announced the launch of a new initiative to find aspiring directors with the creation of Fresh Online – a BBC online space which will showcase the country’s best short-form documentaries.
Fresh Online is inviting aspiring non-fiction filmmakers to produce and submit their short films, which will then be showcased on a new Fresh Online website due to go live later this summer.
The website will provide a platform for aspiring filmmakers to get their work seen, while also becoming the “go to” place for BBC Three audiences interested in documentaries. A collaboration between BBC Three, BBC Documentaries and BBC Learning, Fresh Online will sit alongside the Fresh new directors scheme already run by BBC Three.
Announced today, June 13, at Sheffield Doc/Fest, Charlotte Moore, Commissioning Editor for Documentaries at BBC Three, said: “Fresh Online is a chance for us to find raw talent and the next generation of filmmakers. We’re looking for people who have stories to tell and something to say about the age we’re living in. Free from the pressures of schedules, budgets and viewing figures, it’s a chance to experiment, to create short films and to become part of a community of documentary makers in this country. It could be your first step on the road to an Oscar! We’re looking for films between two and 10 minutes long which give an insight into what’s really important for young people in today’s Britain.”
For more information on Fresh Online visit bbc.co.uk/fresh.