Channel 4’s short film series, Random Acts, will once again showcase emerging filmmaking talent discovered through Stop Play Record, an England-wide network for people aged 16–24 who are interested in making films.
The network is the brainchild of Arts Council England and Channel 4. The London branch of the network is led by the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and comprised of six partners, including Kingston University, Dazed, Chisenhale Gallery, SPACE Studios and New Contemporaries who mentor and help to produce 24 short films across the network each year.
Kingston University BA Filmmaking alumnus Will Hooper had his short film The Roof Over their Heads produced through Stop Play Record, and cited it as a important step in his professional development.
“I met lots of people whose work challenged my understanding of contemporary filmmaking and influenced my own practice,” he said.
“Being given the space to author a film from start to finish is hugely rewarding and a gift to first-time filmmakers, as we had mentors to guide us through the process.”
Applications for Stop Play Record close on 17 April 2017.