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September’s Judge is

Matt Ross

Matt Ross is an actor, writer and director who has had roles across film and television, as well as directing a number of shorts and two features, the most recent of which, Captain Fantastic, won him the Best Director prize at Cannes. As an actor, he is known best for roles in American Psycho, The Aviator, Big Love and most recently, HBO’s Silicon Valley. His feature debut breakout came with 28 Hotel Rooms in 2012, and the followup, Captain Fantastic, has proved a festival favourite, winning multiple awards and audience acclaim.

Submit

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.

Vote

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.

Win

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.