New Shoots:
Filmmakers Awards

Submit your short film to the New Shoots: Filmmakers Awards for a chance to win mentorship, industry-standard equipment valued at over £8k including a Nikon Z 8 and lens, and other film prizes. Our awards provide a platform for all short filmmakers to showcase their work, connect with peers, and foster collaboration.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN LATE SPRING 2024

Entry is open to any SP member. Filmmakers can redeem 50% off annual SP membership until 8 July

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Why the New Shoots: Filmmakers Awards?

Running for over 6 years, the New Shoots: Filmmakers Awards is our way of providing recognition for the hard work put in to make short films. Too often filmmaking can feel like a hyper-competitive struggle for the top, so we wanted to bring back some friendly fun and spotlight some of the amazing work coming from the independent film community.

As the hub for independent creatives, SP makes filmmaking easier. Whether you're looking to find or connect with crew or cast, get updated on the latest funds, get peer-to-peer support and advice on any filmmaking matters, including distribution or production needs, SP ensures you can get your next project off the ground.

Submissions:

Submitting is quick and easy. We accept any short film up to 30 minutes in length, including any genre, medium or release date. You can choose to not make your film visible (so this won’t affect festival submissions). For more info, you can read the full FAQ here.

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE 30 SEPTEMBER

Award Prizes

1x Winner
  • A Nikon Z 8 mirrorless camera
  • A Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 prime lens
  • 1 hours mentorship from either Caragh Davison (Talent Programme Manager @BFI NETWORK), Abigail Addison (Co-director @Animate Projects) or Luke Moody (Founder and Creative Producer @ LONO Studio)
  • A Shure Move Mic Kit
  • 1 license for Final Draft 13
  • 1 year of MUBI subscription
  • A ConnectPls E-Sim (fast, unlimited internet in Europe & UK for 15 days per month running for 6 months).
  • Additional 1 year of Shooting People membership
  • Spotlighting to Shooting People's filmmaking community
2x Runners Up
  • 1 hours mentorship from either Caragh Davison (Talent Programme Manager @BFI NETWORK), Abigail Addison (Co-director @Animate Projects) or Luke Moody (Founder and Creative Producer @ LONO Studio)
  • A Shure Move Mic Kit
  • 1 license for Final Draft 13
  • A ConnectPls E-Sim (fast, unlimited internet in Europe & UK for 15 days per month running for 6 months).
  • Additional 1 year of Shooting People membership
  • Spotlighting to Shooting People's filmmaking community
9x Shortlisted Filmmakers
  • Additional 1 year of Shooting People membership
  • Spotlighting to Shooting People's filmmaking community