News: Short Cuts

Posted July 3rd, 2017 by Matt Turner

For the 10th anniversary of Shooting People’s ‘Film of the Month’ – during which SP partnered with over 100 industry judges including Danny Boyle, Andrea Arnold and Stephen Woolley – the competition has now evolved into SHORT CUTS.

In line with Shooting People’s mission, SHORT CUTS will recognise the brightest and best in independent filmmaking, unearthing new talent and rewarding filmmakers for their efforts; increasing exposure towards their work; giving them industry feedback, advice and support; and connecting them with individuals with the capacity to elevate and transform their careers.

Drawing from our community of filmmakers, as well as curating externally, the competition finalists will be selected through quarterly seasonal ‘rounds’. The winners of these rounds will be selected by industry and filmmaker judges and receive support and mentorship from partners including BFI NET.WORK, Creative England, Channel 4 Random ActsThe Agency, and Misfits Entertainment, and prizes from RØDE, Blackmagic Design, Final DraftLittle White Lies, Close-Up Cinema, PicturehousesMUBI, as well as a screening of their shortlisted film.

The SHORT CUTS winner will be selected by the BAFTA winning and Oscar nominated producer Stephen Woolley (Carol, The Crying Game), and they’ll be announced at the SHORT CUTS awards ceremony. The winner will receive all of the above prizes as well as mentorship from producer/director Ian Bonhôte (Co-Founder of Misfits Entertainment & Pulse Films), production support from SP on future projects, and a £1000 cash award.

We’re tremendously excited to extend what we’ve been doing with Film of the Month, and elevate our offering for SHORT CUTS, due to be launched in January 2018. As we prepare for SHORT CUTS, Film of the Month will enter hiatus, and in the meantime we’d like to look back on some of the competition highlights.

View our video below that surveys some of our favourite recent entries and the established filmmakers who’ve supported them with their time and feedback.

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