Do you have a brilliant idea for a short film?

Posted on 8 February 2017

Would you like training, mentorship, funding and a professional crew to help you make it? How about seeing it showcased on Sky Arts?

SHORTFLIX is aimed at aspiring new filmmakers aged 18-25 who are not currently in full-time education, employment or training. We’re looking for ideas from creative, talented and ambitious young people that have the potential to make great short films for Sky Arts.

No previous professional experience or study of film production is required and participation is free. Selected filmmakers will receive support at every stage from industry professionals.

To be in with a chance to take part, all you have to do is apply with:

◾A pitch outlining your story and your vision for the film
◾A short personal statement about yourself and why you’d like to make a film
◾A link to any previous creative work (e.g. link to a video/recording or piece of writing)

Interested in applying? Please read the guidelines below and email us at if you have any questions or would like support to complete your application.

SHORTFLIX comes to you:

We’re holding a series of roadshow events in January and February 2017, where you can find out more information and learn how to pitch your short film idea.

Sign up below:
◾“Wednesday 25th January – HOME, Manchester –

◾“Tuesday 31st January – Antenna, Nottingham –

◾“Monday 6th February – National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, London –

◾“Thursday 16th February – Watershed, Bristol –

If you are unable to attend any of the roadshows, do follow us on Twitter @Films_CE where we will be sharing application tips live from the events. You can also find useful resources, information & inspiration, connect with other aspiring filmmakers, and post questions on Hiive, the network for creative people.


Please download and read the guidelines below. Once you are ready to apply, click on ‘apply online now’ to start completing the online form.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 8 March 2017.


Contact: If you have any questions at all on the programme, how to apply or anything else, we’d like to hear from you. Please email us at