SFW: SHORTS 2023
Age Guide 16+ | Short Film Screening | Awards Ceremony | Filmmaker Network
Join us for the SFW: Shorts Screening and Awards Ceremony, one of the most anticipated events in the Southampton Film Week programme. Since its launch in 2012, SFW: Shorts has attracted the work of filmmakers and artists from every corner of the planet resulting each year in an inspiring and eclectic collection of films for our judging panel and audience to feast on.
The evening celebrates the best international, regional and local filmmaking talent in the specialism of short film. For the first time at SFW: Shorts, the films screened will be fifteen minutes or under in length and have been shortlisted and judged in the categories of Best Artist Film, Best Documentary, Best Music Video (New for 2023) and Best Fiction. The judging panel will also have chosen the winner of The Michael Fuller Award for Best Film. Two further awards, each sponsored by Solent University, are made by the judges; The Regional Filmmaker Award, presented to a filmmaker from Hampshire or one of its adjoining counties, and the Award for Best Animated Film, a new category introduced in 2022.
Join us in MAST café and bar from 6pm to meet and network with other filmmakers. The Screening and Awards programme will begin at 7pm.
The official shortlist will be announced on Friday 27 October. Good luck to all who have submitted! To find out more about the competition and previous winners visit the SFW: Shorts page.