STOP PLAY RECORD is a new opportunity for creative young people and film-makers aged 16-24 living in London. It's open to anyone interested in making experimental short films and being introduced to a range of professionals from different creative sectors who work with the moving image. 

24 London-based participants are selected through this annual open submission application to conceive and produce a new short film between 90 seconds and 3 minutes long, for potential inclusion in a new public broadcast series currently in development for Random Acts. 

Visit the STOP PLAY RECORD application portal now for information on future open call opportunities

STOP PLAY RECORD Filmmakers On The SPR Experience

Throughout the year an ongoing series of STOP PLAY RECORD events about making short films are taking place across London. From screenings and talks, to workshops and practical sessions, emerging talent can access a range of expert-led opportunities to establish and develop their skills. Find out more about STOP PLAY RECORD events.

STOP PLAY RECORD forms part of a joint initiative between Arts Council England and Channel 4, which sees the Institute of Contemporary Arts lead a London Network in partnership with Bloomberg New Contemporaries, the Chisenhale Gallery, DAZED, Kingston University and SPACE to provide a range of activities across the capital.