Futures 48 Film Challenge 2021

Futures 48 Film Challenge 2021

Friday, 20 August, 2021
6.30pm - 7.00pm

Location

RTS Zoom Online
United Kingdom
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48 Hours...One Short Film

Your chance to demonstrate and celebrate your creativity to the television industry. On Friday 20 August, the RTS invite you to join us for this year's Futures 48 Film Challenge where you will have 48 hours to create, film and edit a 3 minute short film that will be judged and awarded by the television industry. 

Receiving details for your film at 7.00pm on Friday 20 August, during the launch event starting at 6.30pm, you then have 48 hours to submit and enter your short film 7.00pm on Sunday 22 August. 

Who?

Open to aspiring filmmakers with no broadcast credits from across the United Kingdom. This competition is your chance to show off your creativity and innovation, create a short film that will be judged by the television industry and showcased on the RTS YouTube Channel. The winning film will also receive a prestigious Royal Television Society Award. 

You can either enter as an individual or as a team. There is no fee to enter this competition. 

Note: either you or a member of your team must either be a full RTS member (from £65 per year) or a RTS Futures (free to join) or Student Member (free to join). Details of RTS membership can be found here

How?

  • Register to join the launch event, starting at 6.30pm, on Friday 20 August
  • You then have 48 hours to create your 3 minute short film. What you then film is up to you, please ensure that all filmmaking is done with full awareness of all Covid-19 rules and restrictions, ensuring social distancing guidelines and other local government guidelines are adhered to.  
  • All entries must then be submitted on the RTS Awards System by 7.00pm on Sunday 22 August. (We recommend you register prior to the launch and familiarise with the Awards System (a support guide is available here). 
  • Entries will then be assessed and judged in September / October with the nominees announced towards end of October and the winner presented later this year (details of a Ceremony to be determined).

Competition Rules

  • Click here to download and read the full Competition rules
  • Click here to see the rights clearance form. Either you or one member of your team must sign and upload this form when you submit your finished film on the RTS Awards System

If any questions, please contact Jamie O'Neill

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48 Hours...One Short Film

Your chance to demonstrate and celebrate your creativity to the television industry. On Friday 20 August, the RTS invite you to join us for this year's Futures 48 Film Challenge where you will have 48 hours to create, film and edit a 3 minute short film that will be judged and awarded by the television industry.