Shooting People is frequently approached by organisations and brands who run film competitions. This directory is our pick of the best. The film competitions that we ourselves would want to submit to, the ones that have the most significant prizes, and the ones we trust. Also, we run our own: NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS and NEW SHOOTS: ACTORS.

    • LoopdeLoop

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      LoopdeLoop is an international animation challenge. Animators create looping animations based on a given topic & upload them to They're screened to a live audience where a winner is picked. Winning loops are featured for the next month. Open monthly.

    • MonologueSlam UK

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      MonologueSlam is a nationwide industry showcase for actors from all backgrounds and profiles. Sponsored by Spotlight and supported by industry as a whole, MonologueSlam  is open to everyone. After a lengthy audition process, 22 actors are given the opportunity to perform for a welcoming audience and a panel of people in a position to move their careers forward.
      Maintaining that it should always be free for actors to perform, TriForce have produced an event that helps talent that may not have access to the usual routes into the industry. Every event has an industry panel of at least four judges, all of whom are in the position to give actors a job.
      There are many success stories that have occurred through MonologueSlam. Ryan Calais Cameron was scooped up by Clint Dyer for a lead role in The Westbridge at the Royal Court (his professional theatre debut), Chizzy Akudolu was seen performing at MonologueSlam by BBC Casting Director Liz Stoll before winning her role on Holby City and many actors have secured representation after performing at the event.
      The event has grown into a nationwide competition.
      Winners from the regional events are invited to perform at the National Final in December at Theatre Royal Stratford East in London, for a chance to be crowned National Champion. The champion will take home an extensive prize package designed to take their career to the next level, including one year’s free Spotlight membership and the chance to record a monologue at Spotlight Studios, a headshot session and one-to-one advice from industry professionals.

    • GSA BAFTA Student Awards

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      The GSA BAFTA Student Awards is an annual event celebrating the works of the next generation of talented and innovative storytellers from around the globe.

      They ask schools to submit their best work and members of BAFTA review the submissions and select the best entrants over the course of three rounds of voting.

      In the process, they connect the students who participate with the wealth of expertise represented by the BAFTA membership, and provide a showcase for the industry to uncover the latest global talent.

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