BBC Three searches for new documentary makers

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BBC Three has revealed more details about its Fresh Online initiative, which has been set up to find new filmmakers.

The scheme is a collaboration between the channel, BBC documentaries and BBC Learning in Salford.

Aspiring documentary makers are being asked to put together film ideas on the topic of disability and 6 entrants will be selected to attend the Sheffield Doc/Fest and pitch their idea to industry experts - including BBC Three commissioner, Elliot Reed.

Three successful filmmakers will receive £3,000 worth of funding and support to make their 3-10 minute documentary.

The competition is open to anyone over the age of 16, who’s never previously directed a broadcast documentary.

The deadline is April 14th.

Channel 4 is running a similar initiative at the Doc/Fest, with its First Cut Pitch. Applications for this close on April 6th