11 May 21

Formula E launches Talent Call for Filmmakers following successful Presenters edition

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship has announced the second instalment of its Talent Call series: Talent Call for Filmmakers. The competition will be open to 18-24-year-old residents of the UK and USA. One semi-finalist from each market will attend a Formula E race for the final challenge before the winner is selected by independent celebrity judges.

Talent Call for Filmmakers is Formula E’s second open talent search designed to improve access for everyone to the all-electric racing series set on accelerating positive change around the world.

Open to residents between the ages of 18 and 24 in the UK and USA, Talent Call for Filmmakers invites budding young preditors to enter solo or in pairs no matter their previous experience. Entries must take the form of a one minute video on the theme of how electric vehicles can accelerate positive change in the world, and are open from May 11 2021 to June 11 2021. They must be submitted in English language through Formula E's Talent Call online portal.

Open Talent Call - FILMMAKERS!

Two finalists - one filmmaker or filmmaking partnership from each eligible entry market - will be invited to take part in a live final at a Formula E race later this season. The winner(s) will then be selected by high profile independent industry experts for the chance to join Formula E’s in-house production team at the opening race of Season 8.

With equal opportunities a priority, Formula E will once more work closely with diverse communities to ensure the competition is as accessible as possible to English-speaking entrants across the UK and USA. No formal training is required, although entrants must use their own equipment*. Original, creative thinking and bringing a personal style to entries is encouraged.

Winner of last year’s Talent Call for Presenters Derin Adetosoye whose prize was a presenting opportunity at the first race of this season has gone on to co-host esports show Formula E: Accelerate and secure a contract for the full Season 7 race calendar.

Katie Traxton, Chief Communications Officer at Formula E, said: “When we launched Talent Call in Season 6, it was always our intention for it to be a long-term initiative offering opportunities across the paddock to young talent. Derin’s fresh perspective makes Formula E more accessible to next generation sports fans.

"We want to encourage more young people to get involved, because Formula E is designed for them, blending the real and virtual worlds, with exciting on-track action and a purpose to accelerate positive change in the world. For us, it isn’t just about Gen Z content creators being welcome, it’s about recognising that we need their input to shape both our sport and the future.”

Derin Adetosoye, Presenter at Formula E, said: “As the winner of the Open Talent Call for Presenters, I cannot express enough how incredible this opportunity is! It’s amazing how committed Formula E are to broaden access to the sport for the next generation. If you think this could be for you, my advice is back yourself and go for it!”

Talent Call is an initiative in Formula E’s Electric Futures programme announced last summer in Formula E’s #PositivelyCharged open letter as part of the FIA’s #PurposeDriven movement.

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