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BBC Launches New Music Shorts 2008

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The BBC today launched New Music Shorts 2008 – an initiative offering aspiring filmmakers the chance to make a music-based short film with a professional production company and have it premiered at the BBC Electric Proms festival in October.
BBC Electric Proms is inviting budding filmmakers to visit www.bbc.co.uk/electricproms/newmusicshorts and submit ideas for ‘shorts’ that either use or are inspired by music contributed by three leading independent record labels.
The idea for the New Music Short could be anything from a music promo to a drama or documentary. The filmmakers with the most innovative ideas will receive up to £5,000 to make their film under guidance from Warp Films, and the shorts will be premiered at the opening day of the BBC Electric Proms on 22 October.
Ninja Tune/Big Dada, Domino and Mute Records have provided new tracks from artists Roots Manuva, XX Teens and Wild Beasts. These are:
· ‘C.R.U.F.F’ – Roots Manuva (Ninja Tune/Big Dada) – from his upcoming album
· ‘Round’ – XX Teens (Mute Records)
· ‘She Purred, While I Grred’ (Domino) – from their debut album
Lorna Clarke, BBC Electric Proms Festival Director said: “The BBC Electric Proms is all about creating new moments in music. We’re asking aspiring filmmakers for fresh visual ideas based on three unreleased tracks to create something fresh and exciting.”
BBC Electric Proms 2008 will take place from 22 to 26 October. The event will be broadcast across BBC television, radio, online and via the red button for digital viewers.
For further details and to enter, visit www.bbc.co.uk/electricproms/newmusicshorts. The closing date for entries is 9 June 2008.

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