Submissions for the TriForce Short Film Festival are now live. The competition, which aims at promoting, supporting and showcasing the diverse range of talent in contemporary film-making, has cash prizes up for grabs, as well as opportunities for mentoring from industry experts.
Now in its sixth year, this year the panel of judges features acclaimed writer and director Richard Curtis (Love Actually, About time, Four Weddings and a Funeral); Nadine Marsh Edwards, Company Director at Greenacre Films and philanthropist Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE; with further judges to be announced.
Last year’s winners included Mia Mullarkey’s Throwline which follows a group of taxi drivers in Ireland as they join together to form a suicide prevention group, which won Best Non Scripted Award. Mullarkey received a £500 cash prize as well as the opportunity to meet with Shiver Talent Exec Michelle Matherson, for a session on career advice.
Minnie Ayres, COO of TriForce Creative Network, said: “We’ve been working towards a more inclusive industry both on and off screen since we launched the TriForce Short Film Festival six years ago and are so proud to be at the forefront of the movement for greater diversity in film and TV.”
Steve Brett’s Abe, a heartfelt story of a mentally ill homeless man, living on the streets of Los Angeles, was the winner of the Williams-Byrne Bursary, receiving of a £1000 cash prize.
The Audience Choice Award, voted by the audience on the night, also went to Mia Mullarkey’s Throwline. Mullarkey took home a further £250 prize, as well as mentoring sessions from the Mandy.com team.
Categories include Micro-shorts, which are under 5 minutes long as well as General submissions (unscripted) and General submissions (scripted), which can be between 5 and twenty minutes long.
Submissions can be made here and films completed since June 2016 will be accepted. Submissions close on 14 September 2018, with the festival taking place at BAFTA on 1 December 2018.