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Submissions are open for SPRING from 1st - 31st January.


Vote on entries for SPRING from 16th-23rd February.


£1000 film funding, mentoring, filmmaking gear and prizes.

There will be four rounds to the competition starting in January, April, July and October. The overall winner will be selected by the BAFTA winning and Oscar nominated producer Stephen Woolley (Carol, The Crying Game), and announced at an awards ceremony in January 2019.

Round winner prizes include industry mentorship from:

  • Creative England
  • Channel 4 Random Acts
  • Lightbox
  • Wildgaze Films

As well as filmmaking gear and prizes from:

  • Rode VideoMic Pro+ Microphone.
  • Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve Software.
  • Final Draft 10 Software.
  • A Year's Membership to Close Up Film Centre.
  • A Year's Picturehouse Membership+'.
  • A Year's Subscription to MUBI.
  • A lifetime Shooting People membership.
  • A screening of your film at a Shooting People event in a London cinema, as well as further promotion from SP.

The overall winner will receive the above prizes plus:

  • Mentorship from producer/director Ian Bonhôte (Co-Founder of Misfits Entertainment & previously Pulse Films).
  • Mentorship from the BAFTA winning and Oscar nominated producer Paul Webster (Founder of Shoebox Films, Atonement, Eastern Promises, The Motorcycle Diaries).
  • Production support from SP on future projects.
  • £1,000 film funding.

Selection Process:

  • Submission periods for each round open in: Spring - January 1st-31st, Summer - April 1st-30th, Autumn - July 1st-31st, Winter - October 1st-31st.
  • Each round is open for submissions for 1 month.
  • 2 weeks after submissions close, 12 films will be shortlisted by Shooting People’s Programming Team.
  • Shooting People members then have 1 week to vote on their favourite films.
  • The 3 films with the highest votes will be sent to a filmmaking judge.
  • The round winner will be announced the following month and screened at a Shooting People event.
  • The overall winner will be announced at an awards ceremony at the end of the year.

Writer/Director Rachel Tunnard (Adult Life Skills) will be selecting the winner for Spring.