Monday, January 25, 2010

Rushes Soho Shorts Festival is now calling for submissions

[This is from the "Things that Cross my Desk" file. For those interested in short film festivals.]

Rushes Soho Shorts is calling for submissions for their 12th celebration of everything short.
Held in London, every July, the event attracts short format work from across the world and is recognised as one of the United Kingdom’s foremost short format champions. Maintaining a significant bridge between the independent and commercial film making communities, the festival has attracted 1200 entries from professionals and newcomers alike, with 140 films in the final selection. Countries, in competition included Japan, Luxembourg, France, China, Argentina, Spain, Mexico, Australia, Iceland, Peru, Germany, Ireland, Slovenia, The Netherlands and the USA.

The categories are:
The Short Film Award
For fictional work by experienced filmmakers in the UK and under 12 minutes
The Newcomer Award
For fictional work by new filmmakers in the UK and under 12 minutes
The International Award
For fictional work by filmmakers outside the UK and under 12 minutes
The Long Form Award
For fictional work by filmmakers from around the world which is under 30 minutes
The Documentary Award
For factual work by filmmakers from around the world and under 12 minutes
The Animation Award
For factual and fictional work by filmmakers from around the world and under 12 minutes
The Music Video Award
For music promos by filmmakers from around the world and under 12 minutes
The Broadcast Design Award
For branded content, commercial sequences, spots, title sequences, idents, digital posters and work specifically designed for multiplatform distribution including the internet and mobile networks by filmmakers from around the world and under 5 minutes

For RSSF 2010, for the first time it the festivals history, entries can be submitted online.
The submission form is available at http://entries.sohoshorts.com
By choosing the DVD, Link or File option, filmmakers can enter their details in the online submission form, print it off and send it to the festival with their DVD or they can simply upload their material or provide a link to their material at other online locations.

The competition entry fee, for 2010, is £15.00.

Films must have been completed after 1st January 2009 and can be submitted up until 21st April with the shortlisted films being announced early in June. The full programme available from 1st July. The festival will open on Wednesday 21st July and will culminate, as is tradition, with the Rushes Awards on Thursday 29th July 2010.

Further Information can be found at www.sohoshorts.com