Studio Upstairs: Film submissions for Film Festival

Studio Upstairs is curating a series of short films based on mental health issues to be shown at a large outdoor cinema festival this October and are now accepting submissions. 

Films must be no longer than 15 minutes 

Must have a reference to the stigma and difficulties people face against mental health problems. 

For full details please email Charlotte on 

The event is being held on the 9th of October as part of World Mental Health Day and the deadline for submissions is 16th September.

The theme of this years World mental Health Day is ‘time to talk’

Eligibility for UnderWire 2011

UnderWire looks to showcase all kinds of film – we accept drama, animation, documentary, music video and artist film.

Apart from the XX Award, films are only eligible for the category that they have a female creative for.

The XX Award can be entered by both male and female directors. The Award is for films which put interesting female characters at their centre.

Entries for all film categories must be:

• Under 20 minutes long

• Completed since November 2009

• British or Irish and/or the film must be a UK or Republic of Ireland production.

• Available for screening on one of the following formats: Mini DV / Digi Beta / DV Cam.

For more info visit the site


Dickens 2012 short film scheme

The Film London Dickens 2012 Short Production Scheme is a new film-making fund part of Dickens 2012 – the international campaign to mark the bicentenary of Charles Dickens’s birth next year.

The scheme aims to inspire both emerging and established film-makers to create new, distinctive and original short films based on the life and/or work of Charles Dickens.

Film-makers across London are invited to submit a script five minutes in length and themed on the Victorian master’s life and/or writings. From all the submissions received, three films will be commissioned, awarded up to £4,000 production funding plus professional script development and production advice.

The application period is open until 10am on 29 August 2011. (more…)

Monthly film submission opportunities

Unlike most screening nights The Neighbourhood will accept films completely blind. Due to the revolutionary nature of this epic film fantasia, they’ve formulated a set of eight (not ten) ‘The Neighbourhood Watch’ commandments:


1) You shall not submit a film any longer than five minutes.


2) Films must be have been made quite recently. Let’s say within the last six months.


3) Any genre of film shall be accepted, provided all rights to screen are owned by the filmmaker.


4) Slots shall be filled on a delightfully clichéd first-come-first-served basis. Filmmakers must register their submission by emailing no later than 22ndJune 2011.


5) All filmmakers must attend, and are invited to talk about their submission following the screening.


6) The order in which films are screened shall be selected at random, from an oversized hat.


7) There shall be a prize for the film deemed best of the night.


8) A humiliating forfeit shall be issued if any of these rules are broken.


The first ‘Neighbourhood Watch takes place onWednesday 27 July, 7-10pm and is repeated on the final Wednesday of each month (submission calls to follow). Admission is charged at £2 and includes popcorn and a drink.

Contact VIVID for more information.  

Polaroid Eyewear competition for graphic and 3d designers

Polaroid Eyewear competition for graphic and 3d designers

Polaroid Eyewear,  is promoting a competition which I think is a good opportunity for both graphic design and 3d students.

I am not going to list all the demands from the site, but you all need to visit this site and have a long time before thepolaroid-300x244 Polaroid Eyewear competition for graphic and 3d designers deadlines. 
I visited the site, and I love the movie on the history of Polaroid (Fantastic).

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