Submissions are now open for Film Birmingham’s next ShortFuse event on Tuesday 30th July 2019. West Midlands filmmakers will be given the opportunity to screen their short films at the Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen with an audience of their peers and film enthusiasts.
ShortFuse is a bi-monthly event, aiming to engage with regional audiences and provide a platform for the work of emerging filmmakers. Creatives will benefit from workshops, expert talks and professional feedback. We are accepting films of any genre from emerging or established filmmakers for this regional event.
Our May Event
Our first ShortFuse event at the Mockingbird showcased six regional films, including the BAFTA-winning short 73 Cows, directed by Alex Lockwood. Audience members were invited to participate in a Q&A following the screening and to network at a post-event mingle.
Filmmaker Adam Palmer, whose short film Answer was featured on ShortFuse’s opening night, said: “It’s great that ShortFuse offers a platform to showcase the work of filmmakers who sometimes get overlooked in the Midlands; it’s often London and elsewhere. There are some really great films screened as well.
“If you have a short film, submit it. You get to watch it with an audience so you can gauge how your film is. A lot of the time you sit there one-on-one with your film and you don’t know how it’s going to be received so it’s good to be part of a community of filmmakers and film lovers.”
Attendee Lee Davis said: “When I saw the regional films, it made me feel like filmmaking is something I could do. I thought the range of the films was very varied, and it was good to hear from BAFTA-winners. I had seen 73 cows online, but seeing it on the big screen I could concentrate more on technical aspects and shots. ”
Deadline for ShortFuse submissions is 9pm, June 30th, 2019.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a screening link to your short film, as well as a short bio and synopsis. All films must be under 30 minutes. If selected, you will be asked to send promotional materials including a trailer and stills and a hi-res version of your film, and a £25 screening fee.