BBC Documentaries New Directors’ Initiative open for applications

The BBC is looking for the next generation of documentary film makers. Six candidates will be given the opportunity to produce and direct their first long-form documentary for BBC Three. 

Previous films made by new directors on the initiative include: Abused by My GirlfriendManchester Bomb: Our Story, and Grandad, Dementia and Me.

Successful applicants will be housed for the duration of the project at a leading production company, who will oversee the development, filming and post production of the idea. Please note that the initiative is funded for the duration of the project and this is not a staff role at the BBC.

Positions will mostly be based in London; opportunities outside of London are yet to be confirmed

The length of the contract will be dependent on the length of the production which could be anything from three to five months.

How to apply: 

Find full details including application criteria and apply on the BBC Careers website

Watch an introduction to the initiative and find out more about BBC Documentaries Commissioning on the BBC Commissioning website

Deadline: 7 April 2019

Source: BBC Writersroom


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