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Stand Up for True Music

Brief for:

Ideas deadline: August 28 2018, 10:00 GMT
Film deadline: October 31 2018, 0:00 GMT

Calling true music lovers! We have an exciting new project for Ballantine’s whiskey. We’re looking for documentary filmmakers in Chile, South Africa, Poland, China and Spain to tell local, original, authentic stories about the powerful connections made through music. Your mini documentary (3-5 mins) will capture the passion that both fans and artists have for their music, their genre, their scene, the venues that are important to them, and the connections that music helps to foster: making it, consuming it, standing up for it. It could be a story inherently born of the culture and values of your country, or city, or a specific music scene. The fans will be the beating heart of your film, but the artist also plays an important role, with the power to bring people together through the music they believe in. If you are a music lover based in one of those countries, with a great documentary reel, please register your interest on the link below and we'll share the full brief. If you have any questions, please email


How it Works

an idea

Read the brief and send us your idea in a snappy write up or draft script. Tell us a story, and if your idea hits the mark we'll pay you to develop a treatment.

a treatment

Having been shortlisted, bring your idea to life through a formal treatment that builds on your initial thinking and wows us with your creative vision.

your film

Develop your final script and pre-production with support from our team and make a beautiful film that people want to talk about.