REEL ISLINGTON SHORT FILM AWARD 2014
- CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
- Films should be up to ten minutes in length and on the theme of ‘Home is Where I Want To Be…’
- Deadline: midnight on 21 January 2014
- Prize: £200 and screening at Reel Islington Film Festival
Reel Islington are once again calling for entries for their Short Film Award as part of Reel Islington Film Festival 2014, which will take place 28 Feb – 02 March 2014, on the theme of ‘Home is Where I Want To Be…’. The festival will showcase the work of both established and up-and-coming film makers.
Short film submissions should be connected to the theme of ‘Home is Where I Want To Be…’ and we particularly encourage submissions from people who have a connection to Islington. Films of any genre and format (animation, documentary etc.) are welcome. The shortlisted submissions will be screened at the Final during the festival on Friday 28 February, where the winning film maker will receive an award of £200.
The judges are Lucy Baxter (Film Reviewer for the Telegraph), Tricia McCormack (Reel Islington Committee Member),
Adam Roberts (Filmmaker), Tim Robey (Film Reviewer for the Telegraph) and Ben Woolford (Film Producer). For judges bios see below.
The deadline for entries is midnight on 21 January 2013 – entries received after this point will not be considered
Films of up to 10 minutes in length connected to the theme ‘Home is Where I Want To Be…’ will be accepted
We will accept multiple entries so long as they are each connected to the festival theme
Entries should be submitted by emailing a link to view the film online to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Short Film Award’, or by posting a PAL DVD to the address below (please note that we are unable to return any DVDs submitted)
Please ensure that all films are complete and working before submitting
Submissions are invited from individuals or from groups/collaborations
Films in languages other than English are welcome and should be subtitled in English
The filmmaker(s) must secure all copyright clearances where applicable and Reel Islington will hold no responsibility for any copyright infringement
All decisions are decided by the festival jury alone and are final
Send entries by email to email@example.com with the subject ‘Short Film Award’ or post them to:
Reel Islington Short Film Award
c/o Unit 35
10 Hornsey Street
Please include your contact details and a brief statement about how your film is connected to the theme of ‘Home is Where I Want To Be…’
If you wish to drop off your submission in person, please note that the office is open 10am-5pm Monday-Friday.
For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lucy Baxter is founder and managing director of Mandrake Films. Lucy has worked as producer, executive/series producer, producer/director and production manager on shorts, features, drama series and TV documentaries for broadcasters such as BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky and Al Jazeera two of which, L8r and Holloway Hairdo have won BAFTA, RTS and Silver awards. Her recent programme for BBC2, Young Legal Eagles, was nominated for the Japan Prize and Learning Onscreen Award and her series for Al Jazeera, Fistula Hospital, was runner up for the Japan Prize 2011. She has also worked with Wellcome Trust on various projects including Live Surgery and created events and film courses for organisations including Sheffield Docfest and Queen Mary University. Lucy is currently executive producer on a series for C4 News
- Tricia McCormack is Reel Islington committee member and has extensive knowledge and experience of working in the film industry, having worked for 5 years as the Short Film Officer at Scottish Screen (Scottish equivalent of the Film Council) where she was responsible for submitting Scottish shorts to festivals nationally and internationally and programming and coordinating short film events at high level festivals including EIFF, Claremond Ferrand (France), Arcipelago (Rome) and Berlin.
- Adam Roberts is a filmmaker and founder of A Nos Amours (www.anosamours.co.uk), which organises film screenings such as the film work of Chantal Akerman at the ICA and nationwide over the next 18 months. His films Stiletto and Remake have been published by filmarmalade dvds. Remake was shown recently at Whitechapel Gallery.
- Tim Robey has been reviewing films, interspersed with the occasional interview, for the Telegraph since 2000. He read classics at University College, Oxford, and was runner-up for best arts journalist in both the Guardian and Independent Student Media Awards in 1999. He has been a UK media correspondent for Variety, and co-edited The DVD Stack (Canongate), a guide to the best versions of films available globally
- Ben Woolford is a film producer:
2012 Aluna (documentary) (Executive Producer)
2007 Puffball (Producer)
2003 The Wooden Camera (Co-Producer)
2002 A Social Call (short) (Executive Producer)
2001 This Filthy Earth (Producer)
2000 Taste of China (short) (Producer)
1999 Beautiful People (Producer)
1997 Gallivant (Producer)
1996 Dah Dit Dah (TV movie) (Producer)
1994 Body (short) (Producer)
1993 Smart Alek (short) (Producer)