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We would like to invite a written response to REBEL DYKES (directed by Harri Shanahan & Sian A. Williams) from an early career Scotland-based film writer / curator / critic / poet. 

Your article will be a reflexive and creative response to the film, or take the form of an opinion piece, ideally incorporating a short review. We’re looking for fresh perspectives on the film and the lead subjects from those with lived experience within the LGBTQI+ community of any age. NB. Although we don’t want to sanctify the work, we are supporting Rebel Dykes.

REBEL DYKES: is a rabble-rousing documentary set in 1980s post-punk London, UK. The unheard story of a community of dykes who met doing art, music, politics and sex, and how they went on to change their world.

Click HERE to watch the trailer 

Now in its 18th year, BIRDS’ EYE VIEW continues to spotlight, celebrate and create impact for films by women and non-binary people while building a community for those who make, show, release and watch them.

RECLAIM THE FRAME aims to re-tell the story of cinema by drawing ever greater audiences to films by women & non-binary creatives, and re-claim cinema as a truer reflection of the world we live in. Click HERE to find out more about the project.


Writer Fee: £150 

This is to include a short review as part of a wider feature 

Applicants will be Scotland based film writers / curators / critics and will deliver the finished work to Birds’ Eye View by the deadline below.


Deadline for applications: midday on midday Tues 30 November

Successful applicant will be notified by: midday Thurs 2 December

Date for the article to be delivered will be no later than midday on Wed 15 December 

Date for publication ahead of Edinburgh & Aberdeen screening events on Thurs 16 December 

To apply

To apply please send the following to Birds’ Eye View – with the subject heading Birds’ Eye View x Rebel Dykes

Proposal (max 1 A4 page) including what you would like to do, how it engages with the brief, examples of past writing together with the lived experience you bring to your work, how you intend to create and deliver your idea along with a link to your portfolio/cv, website and social media handles.

Notes to Applicants:

Engaging creative and representative individuals is a vital part of the RECLAIM THE FRAME project. We are therefore committed to ensuring the best candidates are appointed for this project, we welcome and encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds, including under-represented groups.

Reclaim The Frame is funded by the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery


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