Mark Wu

UK Call Out for East & Southeast Asian Writers, Directors and Actors for CINEAST

For any aspiring writers or directors from the UK’s East and Southeast Asian disaspora, this is for you…

CINEAST is a digital short film programme produced by BBC Writersroom and B3 Media, which aims to support, develop and produce short films from the next wave of emerging writing, directing and acting talent from the UK’s East and Southeast Asian* diaspora. CINEAST will produce up to 4 digital shorts which will also form part of an industry showcase in October 2011.


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We now invite submissions from writers, directors, writer/ directors and actors across the UK of East and Southeast Asian descent. We will be holding free information and casting sessions at the following cities in March 2011. The sessions will last up to 3 hours, starting with an introductory talk from industry professionals followed by a screen testing practice workshop, with time to network afterwards.

FRI 18th March, 6:00pm
BIRMINGHAM – Carrs Lane Church Centre

SUN 20th, 2:00pm
BELFAST – Chinese Welfare Association

SAT 26th, 5:00pm
MANCHESTER – Chinese Arts Centre

MON 28th in LONDON -
4:00pm – The Century Club (Actor casting workshop)
6:00pm – The Century Club (Writers and Directors)

We are looking for writers and directors of East and Southeast Asian descent to support your short film idea from script to screen. Ideas could include narrative stories, docudramas, and genre/cross genre films.

We are looking for actors, particularly of East and Southeast Asian descent, from both the acting and non-acting community (which could include comedians, community performers, dancers, martial artists, singers etc). No previous experience is necessary. We welcome applications from individuals who are interested in becoming part of a BBC Writersroom and B3 Media East and Southeast Asian acting talent pool.

Deadline for applications: 1pm, Monday 11th April 2011.
Head to for detailed guidelines, to RSVP for the information sessions, and to access the online application forms.

* East and Southeast Asia includes, but not exclusive to: Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Mongolia, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam, Tibet, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Thailand, Malaysia, East Timor, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore.

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