The 90 Second Sci-Fi Challenge is a challenge set by London Short Film aimed at low to no budget filmmakers (but anyone can enter).

London Short Film (LSF) are seen as one of the fastest growing short filmmaking communities and events in the UK.

Our members are 8000+ strong and growing from all around the world.

We screen the short films of true underdog, passionate, original filmmakers looking for that all important break into the industry.

On the 23rd of April, 2018 we are going to screen 20 original 90 second Sci-Fi short films by our members and other filmmakers from all around the world.

Do you have a good idea for a script/Sci-Fi short film. Get making it! We want to see it!

Our 4k, 7.1 surround sound screening cinema in London seats audiences of professional and non professional filmmakers and producers amongst other filmmaking members and enthusiasts.

We enjoy the medium of short film as it requires a high level of compelling storytelling in such a short amount of time. This is very challenging but very rewarding and we applaud all short films submitted.

***THE JUDGES ARE***

CHRIS COOK
Lead Modeller at Framestore
An award winner and Oscar Nominee for Visual effects.

Credits include:
Guardians of the Galaxy
Thor: Ragnarok
Robocop
Geostorm
Gravity
Doctor Strange
Beauty and the Beast
And many more...

CARL MACKENZIE
An award winning Director, Writer, Producer and founder of the Chelmsford Film Festival (CFF).

SCIFI4EVER
An online Magazine specialising in all things Sci-Fi.

Screening at our event in London Fields, Institute Of Light in front of a packed out venue of producers, professionals and non professional filmmakers.

FREE entry for you and your team to the event.

A laurel for "Official Selection" will be awarded for your film.

The choice to have your film emailed out to all (subscribed) 8000+ members.

The winning film will get a review in the SciFi4Ever online magazine as well as guaranteed screening at the Chelmsford Film Festival (CFF) this year (2018).

1) Your short film must be 90 seconds or less.
2) Your short film must be in the SCI-FI genre.
3) You must submit your short film before the midnight deadline of: 13/04/2018
4) You must add your team's name and your film's title card at the beginning of the film for five seconds. Films without this will not be looked at.
THIS WILL NOT BE COUNTED IN THE 90 SECONDS. NO MUSIC, VIDEO OR DIALOGUE CAN BE USED OVER THE 5 SECOND TITLECARD.
TOTAL FILM LENGTH ALLOWED : 95 SECONDS.
5) No extra long end credits (10 seconds maximum)
6) Content must be 100% ORIGINAL and shot specifically between the challenge opening date: 20th of February, 2018 and the end submission deadline, 13th of April, 2018.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU OBTAIN ALL NECESSARY COPYRIGHT DOCUMENTS TO BACK UP YOUR SHORT FILM

Your short film will then be reviewed, with the top 20 films selected films being shown at our April 23rd event at Institute of Light, 376 Helmsley Pl, London E8 3SB, London.

LONDON SHORT FILM (LSF) OR ANY PERSONS CONNECTED TO LSF (COMMITTEE MEMBERS) WILL NOT BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR ANY MISUSE OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL OR INJURIES/DAMAGE TO PROPERTY CAUSED ON CHALLENGE SHOOTS.

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  • Sadly I could not attend but my animation was showing and it got an honorable mention.

    June 2018
  • Nate Carroll

    Very communicative, considerate and professional folks. We were quite happy to have our first micro film selected. I recommend looking at their other challenges, too!

    May 2018
  • The 90 Second Sci-Fi Challenge was a fantastic night and well run festival screening. The people running it are very passionate about filmmaking and the facilities are amazing. Great to see so many talented films and filmmakers in one night.

    Paul
    www.fixfilms.co.uk

    May 2018
  • Erik Ros

    London Short Film is a great filmmakers collective. You couldn't find a more fun inclusive and save place to meet filmmakers and collaborate on projects. The Sci-Fi challenge is one of several. There were many great contributions this year (2018).
    It's all about the makers!

    April 2018