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Deadline Day

Our main entry period ends tonight at midnight, so don’t miss out!

We celebrate films across more than 16 categories, from Animation and Experiential to Music Videos and Video Art.

ENTER TODAY to take advantage of the lower rates before late fees are applied next week.

 

We have recently added new categories:

Super Short (up to 1 minute)
With great filmmaking, you don’t need to be shooting a feature film in order to convey nuanced meaning or heightened emotion. With short-form content taking the world by storm this year, we’re opening the doors to this wave of creativity in our brand-new Super-Short category. Whether filmed on a smartphone or with a whole production team, we’re looking for films that push the boundaries of creative storytelling, and show us what can be achieved in just 60 seconds. Films submitted to this category should be under one minute, and may be commissioned, but should prioritise storytelling over branding. This can include content created for social media.

Best Use of Humour
This category was new for 2020, beginning alongside our theme for that year – humour! Humour was something we really needed in 2020, but laughter is still the best medicine, and we’re still celebrating the amazing ways filmmakers can make us laugh in 2021!
We’re looking for the best, most creative, and (of course) the funniest use of comedy, and we’re sure you won’t disappoint!

Dreampitch
Do you have a great idea for a short film, series or branded film that was been gathering dust in a drawer somewhere? Then submit it for our Dreampitch category!
Added in 2020 Dreampitch entries have a reduced rate for entry,

Click for full rules and all category information

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