Selected filmmakers receive a one-time budget to produce an original short film.
This money is not meant to go towards existing projects that already have financial momentum, i.e The BUREAU is not a finishing fund — this is meant to be a fun, quick, exciting endeavor - an excuse to pull friends together, get out the camera equipment, and make something beautiful. In the process we will be shifting audiences value-perception of short films and the people who make them.
WHAT COMES NEXT
If selected, we will contact you and discuss your idea, start a timeline for deliverables, and wrap up. That’s it. We don’t green light your ideas, we don’t “give notes”, we don’t meddle in your creative process. We’re supporting you as a talented filmmaker, and really we just want to see what you’ll do next.
The application process takes about 15-30 minutes. Submissions can be saved and re-edited at a later time (submission drafts are saved for around 20 days).
Unfortunately, due to the amount of submissions, we cannot provide individual feedback.
You will be contacted within 4-6 weeks after the submission window closes. At that time, if selected, you must be prepared to have your original short film shot and delivered to The BUREAU within the following 6-8 weeks.
If, after reading the overview above, you still have questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org