Call for applications for Big Dance Shorts 2016 Film Commission

1 Jan 2016

Big Dance is delighted to be working with Channel 4 to commission a third and final series of Big Dance Shorts, an exciting and high profile platform for collaborations between filmmakers and choreographers.

They are looking for 5 outstanding film ideas which engage creatively with dance and film and respond to the theme of ‘Dance Decades’.

Each selected team will receive:

  • A maximum commissioning budget of £4,000
  • The chance to have your new film broadcast on Channel 4 platforms and services as part of the Random Acts season
  • The chance to have your new film screened as part of Big Dance 2016
  • Invitation to showcase your film at a private screening event at Channel 4
  • Guidance from an experienced Executive Producer
  • Promotional support from Big Dance and partners

Please read the submission guidelines and apply HERE.


  • Deadline for proposals is 5pm on Monday 11 January 2016
  • 10 applications will be shortlisted and the applicants will be asked to present a pitch to the judging panel in London on Thursday 21 or Friday 22 January 2016
  • 5 selected films announced on Monday 1 February 2016
  • All films must be completed by Monday 30 May 2016