Lighthouse is pleased to announce that the BFI Shorts 2012 scheme is now open for applications.

BFI Shorts 2012 is an exciting new UK-wide short film production initiative which will support up to 20 live-action fiction projects with budgets ranging from £25,000 to £50,000. We are looking for a diverse slate of films that tell compelling stories and have the ability to engage, inspire and entertain audiences.

We are now accepting applications from directors, writers and producers who have a track record of making work which demonstrates a distinct voice and strong storytelling ability. The scheme welcomes submissions from talent working across a wide variety of creative disciplines, including film, TV drama, theatre, online drama, commercials, documentaries and artists’ film and video.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 23 March 2012.

Further information about the application and selection process can be found on our website – http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/bfi-shorts-2012/about-bfi-shorts-2012