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August’s Judge is

Briony Hanson

Now Director of Film for the British Council, Briony Hanson has worked all across film, and is a respected and principled figure within the industry. Briony began her career working in exhibition as Director/Programmer of Tyneside Cinema before heading the BFI Programme Unit. She also acted as Consultant for Channel 4′s Independent Film & Video Dept and co-programmed the London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival from 1996-2000. After this, she was Director at The Script Factory for 10 years, before becoming Director of Film at the British Council in July 2011, where she is in charge of overseeing the promotion of UK films and filmmakers internationally.

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.