With Teeth: OPEN CALL 2017

London Short Film Festival is delighted to announce With Teeth, a new commissioning fund conceived by LSFF and supported by Arts Council England National Lottery Funding.

With Teeth’s inaugural open call for submissions, which will award grants of £2,000 to three moving image artists, launches on 19th April 2017.

A commissioning fund designed to prioritise the artists’ vision, With Teeth will see LSFF continue to support independent filmmaking that just won’t conform. With Teeth will help artists to bridge the gap between mainstream and experimental viewing sensibilities, and will nurture artists with the support to take creative risks.


We are looking for dynamic, engaging moving image proposals which reference the theme ‘Possession’.

Three successful commissions will receive:

A. £2000 to produce and deliver a moving image work - running time 3-5 minutes (including credits).
B. World Premiere and curated special event at London Short Film Festival 2018
C. Access to further exhibition opportunities via Nowness, Channel 4 Random Acts and British Council*
D. Dedicated production support and guidance from the With Teeth team

The commission is open to all styles and forms of filmmaking. The films should explore the theme ‘Possession’ while expressing individual artistry.

To be eligible to apply you must be an artist with proven experience of practice in artists moving image, film or digital media and based in England, UK. You will need to provide us with your home address and a link to your showreel (Vimeo, Youtube or professional web page).  We welcome applications from artists at any stage of their career. Applications must be made by individual artists only. Applications from teams will not be accepted.

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With Teeth open call for submissions 2017 - KEY DATES

Please review the above dates carefully when applying - if your project is shortlisted, you will need to be able to work to these dates.

To apply, please submit via our online form below

APPLY NOW for the 2017 With Teeth Open Call

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Friday May 26th 2017, 5pm