The TriForce Short Film Festival, which is established by the TriForce Creative Network has opened submissions for 2017.
The TriForce Short Film Festival aims to promote, support and showcase the range of talent within contemporary film-making.
The festival focuses on diverse talent, enabling filmmakers to break into the mainstream. Showcasing the best in short film, alongside a programme of career-focused seminars throughout the day and an industry expo, the TriForce Short Film Festival is designed to help people further their careers in film.
A total of 16 shortlisted films will get the chance to be seen on the big screen in front of key industry representatives. The winning film-makers will earn career development opportunities, as well as a cash prize for their next project.
The TFSFF takes place at BAFTA, with a day of seminars tackling the key issues of the industry and offering advice from industry professionals, alongside an industry expo and screenings of the shortlisted films.
This year the films will be judged by a panel of industry experts including critically acclaimed directors, producers and commissioners as well as leading British actress Indira Varma (Luther, Game of Thrones).
Indira Varma said: “I’m very excited to be judging for TriForce Short Film Festival this year! It's important to me to support organisations like TriForce Creative Network, and their work to increase diversity and inclusion in the film and TV industry.”
Alongside Varma other judges include Jay Davidson, Assistant Commissioner for the BBC; director Neil Biswas; Michelle Matherson, Talent Exec at Shiver; Alexander Gardiner, MD at Shiver; John Bryne at The Stage, Stefan Allesh Taylor CBE and Carter Pilcher, CEO at Shorts TV.
There are three categories for this year’s competition:
- Microshorts, open to films under five minutes long and can be of any genre
- General Scripted, open to scripted films between five and 20 minutes long
- Non-Scripted, open to non-scripted films between five and 20 minutes long
The TriForce Short Film Festival will take place at BAFTA on Saturday 2 December, where the shortlisted films will be shown and the overall winner will be revealed.
Entries can be submitted here. All entries must have been completed since June 2015. Submissions are open until 15th September 2017.