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NEW SHOOTS includes our film competition for Shooting People members, supporting filmmakers wanting to take the next step in their career. Win top industry mentoring, great filmmaking kit, audio equipment, screenwriting software, a public screening of your short and film prizes.


Shooting People members can submit to any round. Entry is free. Not a member? We are currently offering half price membership for all new members. Join the community now.


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There will be four rounds to the competition in 2020 with entries open in January, April, July and October. Each round winner gets mentorship and prizes.

Submissions Open: October 1st - 31st


  • Oscar Winning Producer Simon Chinn
  • Andee Ryder/Misfits Entertainment
    • A DCP of your short film by The Post Factory
    • Final Draft 11 Screenwriting Software
    • A year's membership to MUBI
    • RØDE VideoMic Pro+
    • A year's additional membership to SP
    • A screening of your film at Shooting People’s New Shoots event, Rich Mix London.
    • The overall winner of all four rounds in 2020 will win a Nikon Z 6 Essential Movie Kit (valued over £2500)

David McShane (Solar Plexus): "It was wonderful to win the latest edition of New Shoots. I became a member of Shooting People last year and found some of my first jobs through the site, so this is just an added bonus! The prize is super exciting as it means I can continue to push my latest project forward using all the great advice, equipment and cash to make it as good as can be. Making independent animations can often be a slow, laborious prospect, so to have this support is fuel to keep making things. I look forward to seeing all the opportunities that come from Shooting People in the next year!"

A massive thank you to all our Shooting People patrons, speakers and judges who continue to support our New Shoots initiative: Sarah Gavron (Suffragette), Paul Greengrass (Bourne series), Peter Strickland (In Fabric), Alex Lawther (EOTFW), Shola Amoo (The Last Tree), Stephen Woolley (The Crying Game), Danny Boyle (Trainspotting), Desiree Akhavan (The Miseducation of Cameron Post), Alice Lowe (Prevenge), Ben Wheatley (Free Fire, High Rise), Jessica Hynes (Years and Years), Elhum Shakerifar (Syrian Love Story), Sally Potter (Orlando), Camilla Bray (Beats, Linn + Lucy)

  • Submission periods for each round open through January 1st - 31st; April 1st - 30th; July 1st - 31st; October 1st - 31st
  • One month after submissions close, three shortlisted films will be announced
  • These three films will be sent to a filmmaking patron who will select the winning film
  • Each round winner will be screened at a New Shoots live event
  • The overall winner will be announced at our awards ceremony

For more details, please see our FAQS

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