Monday, 8 May 2017

TriForce Short Film Festival 2017 opens for submissions

The TriForce Short Film Festival, established by the TriForce Creative Network to promote, support and showcase the diverse range of talent in contemporary film-making, announces today that it has opened for submissions for 2017. With a focus on recognising and supporting diverse talent, the festival brings together film-makers with the movers and shakers in the industry, enabling emerging artists 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 the place to be to further your career in film.

TFSFF is a short film festival established by the TriForce Creative Network in 2012 to showcase talent in contemporary film-making, helping emerging film-makers to develop skills and access opportunities to further their careers.

16 shortlisted films get the chance to be seen on the big screen, in front of key industry representatives, with the winning film-makers earning career development opportunities, as well as a cash prize for their next project. The TFSFF takes place at BAFTA, presenting a packed day of seminars tackling the key issues of the industry and offering invaluable advice from industry professionals, alongside a bustling 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.

Indira Varma commented, “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.”

The full line up of judges includes -
· Jay Davidson - Assistant Commissioner, BBC
· Neil Biswas - Director
· Michelle Matherson - Talent Exec, Shiver
· Alexander Gardiner - MD, Shiver
· John Bryne - The Stage
· Stefan Allesh Taylor CBE
· Carter Pilcher - CEO Shorts TV
· Indira Varma – Actress

The three categories for this year’s competition are:
· 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 Festival winner will be revealed.

Entries can be submitted via . All entries must have been completed since June 2015. Submissions are open until 15th September 2017.