EIFF SHORT FILM CHALLENGE 2016
Submissions now open!
Calling all aspiring and emerging filmmakers! Are you based in Scotland and have a burning desire to put your vision on film? Then we have the challenge for you.
EIFF is delighted to announce the third year of our short film competition in 2016- the EIFF Short Film Challenge! Your film can be fiction or non-fiction, live action or animation. It can be filmed on a camera phone or using professional equipment and software. However you want to do it, we want to see it.
Each year the Challenge is to be set around a key word, which this year is ‘seventy’ in reference to the Film Festivals 70th edition celebrations in 2016. Your film can be about anything but must include some reference to the word/number ‘seventy’.
We are looking for great stories, great visions and great ideas and we are as passionate about encouraging you to go out there and make those visions a reality as we are about exhibiting them to the world.
You will have the opportunity to showcase your work through a public screening during the Edinburgh Fringe. Ten finalists will be selected by EIFF programmers and all will be screened at Filmhouse in Edinburgh on Saturday 6 August 2016 to a public audience. A specially selected jury will attend the event and will announce the winning film after the screening.
The prize for Best Film will be for two of the film’s team members to attend Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival in Bristol. EIFF will pay for three nights’ accommodation and travel for those attending Encounters which takes place from 20 - 25 September 2016. The winners attending Encounters must be over the age of 16.
The winning teams of both awards will also receive a GoPro Hero camera.
So pick up your camera and get inspired- we look forward to seeing your film!
Please ensure you read the Entry Guidelines before submitting your film.
The deadline for submitting films is 5pm on Monday 30 May 2016
Please send your submission form along with your equal opportunities form to email@example.com
If you have any questions please contact the Challenge Coordinator Maija Hietala: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Short Film Challenge is supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund and by Creative Scotland.
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