Submissions are now open for Film Birmingham’s next ShortFuse event on Tuesday 26th November 2019! West Midlands filmmakers have the chance to screen their short films at the Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen to 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. We are also proud to have premiered a number of regional films at our film night, and opened the floor to a number of award-winning filmmakers. We are accepting films of any genre from emerging or established filmmakers for this regional event.
Past ShortFuse Events
Past events at the Mockingbird Cinema showcased regional films, including the BAFTA-winning short 73 Cows, directed by Alex Lockwood and ‘Sylvia’, winner of the American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker award at Cannes. Audience members are invited to participate in a Q&A with filmmakers 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. 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.”
Deadline for ShortFuse submissions is midnight, October 31st, 2019.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following info:
- a completed ShortFuse – Film Submission Form
- a viewing link for your short film
- your film trailer and poster as a link or attachment
All films must be under 30 minutes. If selected, you will then be asked to provide a hi-res version of your film.
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