Pocket Shorts, the UK's only independent mobile phone film production fund, will be celebrating its first birthday this November by commissioning up to ten short films. This is a Blink initiative aimed at filmmakers who have graduated in the last five years and live in Yorkshire, the North West and the North East of England.

Blink is calling for Pocket Shorts applications from all forms of moving image makers working in animation, games design, advertising, 3D design, music video, motion graphics, graphic design as well as traditional artists and filmmakers.

Succesful applicants will be awarded up to £2,000 production funding to create short films of four x fifteen seconds or sixty seconds in length. Awardees will also be matched with a compatible industry partner to provide mentoring and guidance through the production process. DEADLINE 30 NOVEMBER.

Prior to the application deadline, free mobile phone filmmaking workshops are being held in each of the three regions. The workshops are a great opportunity for filmmakers to view examples of short moving image work, find out about the distribution channels for the finished films and discuss their ideas with Lisa Roberts and Andrew Wilson from Blink.

Filmmakers from Yorkshire are invited to the following workshop at:

Sheffield Independent Film, 5 Brown Street S1 2BS

27 October, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

For more Pocket Shorts info contact Blink

T:01484 301805