3 Minutes

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3 Minutes

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‘3 Minutes’ is a community driven film initiative, aiming to connect local creatives and cinema goers through the screening of 10 short films in Peckham's independent cinema before the main film.

Southwark Idea stage

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‘3 Minutes’ is a non-profit community driven film initiative, set up to connect local creatives with people living and working in the same community. Created by a small collective of artists, filmmakers and writers, ‘3 Minutes’ is a series of three minute vignettes, each giving an insight into the daily practice and process of creative individuals or groups in the local community. The vignettes are designed to be shown in cinemas before the main feature, inspired in part by the Pathé newsreels in the earlier days of cinema. For an example of the style and format of the shorts, please take a look at our pilot film: http://jacktaylorgotch.co.uk/Tom-Maryniak

What we'll deliver:

  • Create a discourse within the community of cinema goers and the creatives featured
  • Make ten short films on ten creative individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds and disciplines
  • Promote and generate business and commerce for the creatives involved
  • Collaborating with Peckhamplex, Peckham's independent cinema, each of these films will screened before the main feature
  • Create a new and exciting support network for the creatives involved

Why it's a great idea:

As a collective, we believe in nourishing independent artistic practice, and that maintaining a connection between culture and the local community is mutually beneficial for both parties. Through ‘3 Minutes’, the artists gain a platform from which to, hopefully, generate more interest in their practice. In turn, the community, the individual person watching the film, gains an insight into unseen exciting cultural activities, happening right on their doorstep. The idea is that this helps to build a sense of community, of shared space, and may even encourage more people to engage with such practices, generating trade and commerce in the local community.

Steps to get it done:

  • Have the films sent off to be BBFC certified once they are all completed
  • Liaison with the cinema closer to date of completion to ascertain when the films will run
  • Research and recruitment to find our 10 local creatives from diverse backgrounds and creative ventures
  • Schedule each creative in for a full days shoot to be arranged and planned in prior meetings. Aim to have one a week.
  • Schedule in the post-production to edit each film soon after the shoot

Location Southwark

About the space

Peckham is a vibrant melting pot of culture, creativity and diversity with many young people and students now drawn to the area for its reduced housing prices and proximity to central London.


London Borough of Lewisham

How will the money be spent?Total £11,053

Camera-man - £2,000 (18%)
Producer & Researcher - £2,000 (18%)
Director - £2,000 (18%)
British Board of Film Classification Approval - £1,488 (13%)
Travel and Expenses for film crew - £1,000 (9%)
Editor - £1,000 (9%)
Hard-drives/ extra equipment/ website costs & maintenance/ printable & promotional material - £500 (5%)
Other - £1,065 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Producer & Researcher
British Board of Film Classification Approval
Travel and Expenses for film crew
Hard-drives/ extra equipment/ website costs & maintenance/ printable & promotional material
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £11,053

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