13th FILMSSHORT COMPETITION

Introduction

The competition is now closed for submissions. Keep an eye on the homepage, Facebook page and YouTube channel for the finalists. The winner is guaranteed at least 25,000 views.

Previous Winners Says

"I just want to say, FILMSshort is a huge prize. More hits in the last ten days than in the previous ten months. Thanks!" Competition winner, Jeremiah Quinn

The Steps

1. Submit a 1-25 minute short film (fiction, documentary and/or animation). There is a small submission fee. Earlybird is $9 (less for students and Indian filmmakers).

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2. We select 8-10 finalists. Each finalist appers on the FILMSshort homepage and is promoted for $50*. The last ten finalists have averaged over 10,000 views each.

3. The judges, including many industry insiders, will choose winners in each category. The Grand Prize Winner wins an extra $200 promotion, ensuring 25,000 views. It may be fiction, doc and/or animation (all have previously won), and from any country.

** Grand Prize Winner **
** Best Short Animation **
** Best Short Short **
** Best Cinematography **
** Best Sound Design **
** ChillX Best Indian Short **
** Best BAME Short **

4. Winners appear on the homepage. The film with the most social media hits within one week of posting will also appear on the homepage and win the:

** People's Choice Award **

5. The winners will be announced on social media and stay on the website as long as the filmmakers permit. Winners will also be invited to help judge the next competition.

* Filmmakers who give permission to upload to YouTube receive more promotion.
** Filmmakers receive a contract and earn 75% of any profits on films.

FAQ

Q. Why is there a submission fee?
A. Various reasons. It's mainly to cover promotional costs. No-one takes a wage or payment and any profits go to charity (Guide Dogs for the Blind).

Q. How much is spent on promoting my film?
Each finalist is promoted for $50. A good thumbnail is vital for converting these into views. The winner is guarenteed 25,000 views.

Q. Will you show preference to English language films?
A. No. Previous winners have come from all over the world!

Q. Who are the judges?
More details on the judges can be found on this page but here is the list:

Robert Brinkmann, Hollywood DoP and director on Cindy's New Boyfriend.
Daisy Jacobs, BAFTA winning & Oscar nominated animator of The Bigger Picture.
Alexa Jago, BAFTA-nominated and BIFA winning producer. 
Gillies MacKinnon, BAFTA nominated film & TV director.
Femi Oyeniran & Victor Adebodun, independent producers at Purple Geko.
John Hardwick, award-winning film & TV director.
Asad Shan, successful actor and filmmaker of Indian heritage.
Ben Blaine & Chris Blaine, filmmakers known for shorts & features.
Johan Verschueren, Oscar-nominated writer on Gridlock.

Q. Who will watch the Grand Prize Winner?
Matilde Ramos Pinto, agent at RSA Films.
David Kayser, agent at Casarotto Ramsay.
Helen Kenny, managing director of MJZ London.
Steven Russell, agent at Collective Talent.

Previous Winners Include

  


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Kisa Filmler Link to Spanish page Link to Russian page Link to Romanian page Link to Polish page Link to Polish page Link to Japanese page Link to Italian page Link to Hungarian page Link to German page Link to French page Link to Chinese page