As the British Council Ukraine’s Envision Sound programme for composers who want to explore scoring for moving image enters its fourth year, we’ve had to adjust our working to reflect the current situation the pandemic has presented us with.
We are offering three grants of £1,500 each to emerging UK composers to create a new original score to a piece of film supplied by our Envision Sound partners in Ukraine, so we can continue to create stronger links between Ukraine and the UK during the challenges posed by the pandemic.
A grant of £1,500 will be awarded to each successful applicant to realise a new original score. In addition to the grant, each applicant will receive mentoring time with one of our Envision Sound UK tutor alumni and consultation time with the director of the film they are composing music for.
The choices of source film material that will be available are:
- A short animation (post-production edit), courtesy of the Linoleum International Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival
- A short documentary (post-production edit), courtesy of the Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
- A short archive film, courtesy of the National Oleksandr Dovzhenko Centre (Dovzhenko Centre)
In the case of archive film, a film archive expert from Dovzhenko Centre will be available to guide and advise around film context.
We welcome applications from emerging UK-based composers and musicians with diverse experiences and backgrounds in different musical styles to our programme. Above all we are looking to hear from those with a desire to write music for film and moving image.
HOW TO APPLY
Fill out the application form in English and submit it by 6 pm GMT 21 November 2020.
Applicants who may have additional accessibility needs and would prefer to submit their application in another format should get in touch in advance. We will endeavour to do everything we can to accommodate any needs.