Southampton Film Week’s annual film competition, SFW: Shorts, was launched in 2012 and attracts films from across the globe. The competition is open to all and offers freedom in theme and genre. Short films that are under 10 minutes and made after January 2020 will be accepted.
Filmmakers can submit their short films to any of the following categories, Best Fiction, Best Documentary and Best Artist Film. All shortlisted films will be eligible for the Michael Fuller Award for Best Film selected by our panel of judges, and the Audience Award voted for during the festival. Filmmakers from Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey, West Sussex and Isle of Wight will also be in contention for the Regional Filmmaker Award.
Regular deadline 10th September £15 for UK & International submissions/ £10 for Regional Filmmakers.
Final deadline 30th September £18 for UK & International submissions/ £10 for Regional Filmmakers.
The SFW: Shorts film competition is run and organised by City Eye. The competition screening and awards event will take place in Southampton Film Week (SFW) between 5 – 14 November 2021.