SHORTS::CUT are looking for short films by film and video makers based in the local region. For the past four years we have showcased the work of local filmmaking talent. For 2013, they are looking for entertaining, engaging and thought provoking films in any genre, from drama to comedy, documentary to animation.
At least one of the principal cast or crew (writer, director or producer) should reside or study in Hampshire, West Sussex or the Isle of Wight, or the film should have been shot predominantly in this area.
To enter a film to Shorts::Cut you must post your submission by 19th July. Please note that the maximum running time permitted is 15 minutes including titles, end credits and music. Films longer than this will not be considered for the screening. You must have clearance for all copyrighted material (such as music) in the submitted film.
There is a £5 administration fee for each film entered. Please pay by checque made payable to Portsmouth Film Society, or pay via Paypal to email@example.com. Please note that the fee will not be returned if your film is not selected.
Films should be submitted on DVD, in PAL format only. They are unable to return DVDs. You can also include images on a CD. They cannot accept responsibility for discs being damaged or lost in post so please do not send originals or your only copy of the film.
The selected films will be screened in Autumn at The Omega Centre, Portsmouth. Excerpts from the selected film may also be hosted on the Shorts::Cut website and on the News Guide award website. All entrants will be given two free entries to the Shorts::Cut screenings.
A a submission form is available on request from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last years contest was “A Hero’s Journey” (2012) Directed by Riyadh Haque & John McGinty