The filmmakers who have been accepted onto the BSL Zone's Zoom filmmaking scheme this year have been announced!
 
The Zoom scheme is for new filmmakers, while the Zoom Focus scheme gives people with some filmmaking experience the chance to make a longer film. 
 
Those accepted will be given the chance to work with a professional production company - Neath Films - to get the support they need to make their films.
 
The BSLBT would like to congratulate the successful filmmakers and say a big thank you to everyone who applied this year!

The successful filmmakers are:
 
Zoom:
 
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Jean St. Clair - Working title of her film: "If I don't Lose, I'll Lose" - Drama
 
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Thomas Giddens - Working title: "The Ugly face of the Beautiful Game" - Factual

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Jack Smallwood - Working title: "This is I: Remember Me" - Factual

John Finn - Working title: "Big Decision" (WT) - Factual
 
Zoom Focus:
 
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Melissa Mostyn - Working title: "Grief and the Deaf Child" - Factual

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Rinkoo Barpaga - Working title: "How To Tell If You Are Racist" - Factual
 
This year, there is also Zoom Shadow, which is a new component to the ZOOM scheme offering 6 participants the chance to take part in the scheme, attending the training masterclasses as well as working on the selected films.

Those accepted are:
 
Kasie Hadley
Xhina Lena
Paul Miller
Samira Mohammed
Sahera Khan
Michael Ward