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COMMISSIONED ARTICLE The Souvenir Part II By Joanna Hogg – Deadline for pitch: midday on Frid


The Souvenir Part II

By Joanna Hogg


Deadline for pitch: midday on Friday 28 January 2022

We would like to invite a written response to THE SOUVENIR PART II (directed by Joanna Hogg) from an early career UK 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 working-class females and non-binary people of any age. We don’t want to sanctify the work, but need to be mindful we are supporting The Souvenir Part II.


In the aftermath of her tumultuous relationship with a charismatic and manipulative older man, Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne) begins to untangle her fraught love for him in making her graduation film, sorting fact from his elaborately constructed fiction. Joanna Hogg’s shimmering story of first love and a young woman’s formative years, The Souvenir Part II is a portrait of the artist that transcends the halting particulars of everyday life — a singular, alchemic mix of memoir and fantasy. With an outstanding cast that also includes Richard Ayoade, Charlie Heaton, Joe Alwyn and Tilda Swinton, the critically acclaimed sequel to The Souvenir is a truly unmissable cinematic event.

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.  Find out more about the project HERE.


Writer Fee: £150

This is to include a short review as part of a wider feature (which also includes the interview)

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


Deadline for applications: midday on Friday 28 January

Successful applicant notified by Monday 31 January at the latest.

Date for the article to be delivered will be no later than Monday 7 February

Date for publication no later than Wednesday 9 February

To apply

To apply please send the following to Birds’ Eye View – with the subject heading:

Birds’ Eye View x The Souvenir Part II

Proposal (max 1 A4 page – attached as a PDF – not in the body of the email) including what you would like to do, how it engages with the brief, examples of past writing (links preferred) 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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