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Two Minute Masterpiece open for applications

13 May 2020

A chance for emerging filmmakers in NI to have their voices heard

Two Minute Masterpiece, in partnership with BBC Arts and Northern Ireland Screen, will give up to six emerging animators based in Northern Ireland the opportunity to create their own two minute film.

The commissioned films will be shared on various BBC platforms, with some potentially being screened on BBC Four.

Competition is open to animators aged 16 and over. Ideas should be focused around the theme of 'connection'. All types of animation will be accepted, whichever best suits your storytelling, style and talent.

Up to six chosen filmmakers will be given an industry mentor and a production fund of £2,000 towards realising their cinematic vision. These original stories and perspectives will give the audience an insight into the creative minds of local filmmaking talent.

If you wish to get involved, send an email to with your idea (500 words max), storyboard and if applicable CV and show reel.

The closing date for receipt of entries is Friday 22 May 2020.

Shortlisted candidates will have an online pitching/mentorship session in the week beginning Monday 25 May 2020. The candidates will then be invited to pitch digitally to the BBC Art's commissioning panel on Friday 29 May 2020.

First published 13 May 2020