The New Shoots Awards is an annual award programme from Shooting People that celebrates, supports and spotlights creatives working in film.

Submit your short film to the annual New Shoots: Filmmakers Awards and get the chance to win direct mentorship from top-class pros, over £12.5k in industry-standard audio and video kit and additional film prizes. There's one winner, two runners-up, and twelve Shortlist Awardees.

Supported by the industry, the New Shoots Filmmakers Awards empower all directors to share their work with other independent filmmakers - to spark collaboration and get your films seen. We accept any films that are up to 30 minutes in length, any genre, and you can choose to not make your film visible (so this won’t affect festival submissions). We also accept films made and released in any year - we want to give ‘old’ shorts a platform too. We also connect you with other creatives wanting to see your work.

FILMMAKERS AWARD PRIZES

The New Shoots: Filmmakers Awards will shortlist 12 filmmakers in total. All filmmaker shortlist awardees will receive a years free SP membership, as well as spotlighting to our filmmaking community.

Winner
  • A Nikon Z 9 Mirrorless Camera and memory card (valued over £5000)
  • 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 3 Legged Thing MIKE Tripod + Airhed Cine.
  • Final Draft 12 Screenwriting Software
  • A Zoom H6 audio recorder
  • Shure IONIC SRH440A professional studio headphones
  • 1 year's membership to MUBI
  • 1 year's SP membership.
  • Spotlighting to our community of directors and producers.
  • A ConnectPls "Plus" E-Sim (fast, unlimited internet in Europe & UK.15 days per month running for 6 months).
Runners-up x2
  • 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 3 Legged Thing MIKE Tripod + Airhed Cine.
  • Final Draft 12 Screenwriting Software
  • A Zoom H6 audio recorder
  • Shure IONIC SRH440A professional studio headphones
  • 1 year's membership to MUBI
  • 1 year's SP membership.
  • Spotlighting to our community of directors and producers.
  • A ConnectPls "Plus" E-Sim (fast, unlimited internet in Europe & UK.15 days per month running for 6 months).

Entry to the New Shoots: Filmmakers Awards is simple, all you need is a link to your short and to answer a few quick questions. For a limited time only, directors can join SP for half price.

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.

Who doesn't want to be an award winner? Enter before 10th August.

Entries are now closed.

Want to discover why filmmakers are turning to mirrorless cameras? To join one of our free training sessions with Nikon experts, add your details here.

PRINCIPAL PARTNERS

PRIZES FROM

Shure Zoom Connect + Mubi Three legged thing

MENTORSHIP FROM

Lono BFI Network Animate Projects