BBC Three has announced the launch of an initiative to find aspiring directors of the future with the creation of Fresh Online – a BBC online space which will showcase the country’s best short-form documentaries.
Fresh Online will invite aspiring factual filmmakers to produce and submit their short films, which will then be showcased on a new Fresh Online website due to go live later this summer.
Zai Bennett, Controller of BBC Three, says: “I’m thrilled with the success of documentaries on BBC Three – from BAFTA-winning Our War and the Body Image season to the recent success of The Call Centre, the channel is committed to delivering documentaries on a diverse range of topics specifically for a younger audience.
“The Fresh directors scheme for up-and-coming filmmakers has played a vital role in BBC Three’s factual offering, and now we’ll be extending that with Fresh Online aimed at finding the directors of the future.”
The website will provide a platform for aspiring filmmakers to get their work seen, while also becoming the ‘go to’ place for BBC Three audiences interested in documentaries. A collaboration between BBC Three, BBC Documentaries and BBC Learning, Fresh Online will sit alongside the Fresh new directors scheme already run by BBC Three.