Young Auteurs Take Control

And Young Knives to soundtrack...
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Getting your feet on the filmmaking ladder isn’t the easiest thing in the world, but five budding auteurs are about to get a priceless leg-up.

Ctrl.Alt.Shift is an ambitious audio/visual project that aims to both uncover new talent and raise awareness of some gravely important causes, in cahoots with some well-established Clash-friendly artists.

Open to 18-25 year-olds, interested hopefuls should prepare a treatment for a short film based around the three issues that Ctrl.Alt.Shift are shining a spotlight on: HIV + Stigma, War + Peace and Gender + Power.

The authors of the five most impressive proposals will be assigned to a mentor drawn from the cream of contemporary filmmaking talent, from Noel Clarke (Adulthood) to Paul Andrew Williams (London to Brighton). The resulting films will then be soundtracked by similarly auspicious musical acts, from Young Knives to Metronomy.

It’s quite an opportunity then, and runs until the end of this month, so get those treatments started. First of all, though, head along to www.ctrlaltshift.co.uk for the full brief. Your Hollywood career may just start here…

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