Netflix is to run its Documentary Talent Fund for a second time.
The fund will now include talent from both the UK and Ireland.
Five filmmakers will each be given a budget of £30,000 to make a short documentary film. The teams will be given guidance from Netflix and other professionals in the sector. It hoped the fund will be able to open doors to those under-represented in the industry.
“Netflix gives creative freedom to writers and directors to tell the stories they want to tell, unrestricted by time and form. We believe that great stories can come from anyone, anywhere – and that viewers want to see their lives reflected on screen,” said the streamer.
Each documentary must be between 8-12 minutes long and will live on Netflix UK’s social channels, with the potential for further development in the future.
The brief for these fully funded short documentaries is on the theme of Connection.
The final docs will be launched in early 2024 and will be showcased at an industry event.