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October’s Judge is

Sarah Gavron

Sarah Gavron most recently directed the long anticipated and critically acclaimed Suffragette (2015), which will be open this year’s BFI London Film Festival. Sarah trained at The National Film and Television School, after some years of working in documentaries at the BBC. Sarah made 9 short films and has directed a number of feature length films ranging from documentary to fiction, all of which have garnered her awards. This Little Life (2003) won a TV BAFTA; Brick Lane (2007) was nominated for a Film BAFTA and won the Silver Hitchcock Award at the Dinard Film Festival. Her documentary Village At The End of The World (2012) was nominated for a Grierson Award at The LFF and won the Prestigious Margaret Mead Award.


From the 1st to 14th of each month, you will be able to submit your short films via the links on this page. The submitted films will then be reviewed internally and top 12 films will go through to the voting round on the leaderboard.


For the last two weeks of the month, members will be able to vote for their favourites on the leaderboard with the star rating system. Voting closes at midnight on the last day of the month, and the top 3 films will go to a special industry judge.

Previous judges have included Danny Boyle, Jack Thorne, Nick Cave, Kim Longinotto and Imogen Heap.


All 3 finalists will receive a Vimeo+ memberships (worth around $60). But, more importantly, they will get feedback about their film from a leading industry figure. Winning films will also be featured on the blog and plugged on SP’s social media channels.