Fisheye Creative Challenge 2018 : IMPACT of SOUND and SILENCE



But we are interested in your work so ...if you have already created a film
please submit it to us via
(our early bird deadline is not until March 30th).
Thank you!

Here at Fisheye Film Festival we are keen to inspire and encourage creativity in the production of digital film and media.

For people who want to create a film OR a film soundtrack from scratch, we offer a new TWO PART Audio and Visual creative challenge to appeal to filmmakers, visual artists, animators, audio designers, and composers of sound effects and music .

Part One: The Silent Movie

We invite filmmakers and visual creators to make a silent film (no audio at all), which has a strong impact on the audience in some way whether that effect is narrative, dramatic, artistic, conceptual or entertaining. All this is to be completed in a month!

The film duration shall be no shorter than 2.5 minutes and no longer than 10 minutes (including title and credits).

The full rules of this challenge will be published on 1st March and the final work must be submitted here via before midnight on 31st March 2018.

The submitted films will also be put forward for participation in Part Two. You will be notified if your film has been selected by a competitor for soundtrack composition. If a submission is subsequently made, you will be asked to comment upon the work.

Part Two: The Soundtrack

Sound audio and musical composers are invited to create a sympathetic and enriching soundtrack to accompany one of the silent films in Part One. The film should be chosen by 17th April and film with soundtrack submitted by 17th June 2018.

This is the intended Award list which the festival reserves the right to change subject to the entries received.

Best Silent Film (a winner in each age category)

Best Screenplay (Narrative films)
Best Concept (Experimental or Thematic films)

Best Editing
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Visual FX
Best Production Design

Best Overall Soundtrack (winner in each age category)
Best Music
Best Sound Effects

Best Combined Film with Soundtrack (awarded to both Director and Composer) (winners in each category)

There will be NO entry fee and NO cash prizes.

It is simply about the opportunity to experience the enjoyment of the creative and collaborative journey and to compare notes with and about your competitors at the Awards screenings at the festival this October!


1. Sign up by contacting us via email by 28th February
2. Receive detailed instructions on March 1st
3. Create a fabulous silent film with your team
4. Submit it via FilmFreeway by midnight on 31st March
5. If requested, send us a lower resolution file copy or make one downloadable for the soundtrack competition
6. If selected for screening, allow a high resolution version to be downloaded
7. You will be invited to judge and give feedback on any soundtrack created for your film
8. You will be invited to attend any finals event (details tbc) and the Awards night at the festival (19-21st October)

1. Sign up via email by 31st March
2. Receive detailed instructions on how to participate and view the choice of films on 3rd April
3. Decide which film you wish to work on
4. Submit your choice of film to get access to the file by 17th April
5. Create a superb soundtrack
6. Submit your work via FilmFreeway by midnight on 17th June
7. If selected for screening, create a best quality version of your track linked to a high resolution copy of the film by 1st October
8. You will be invited to attend the finals event (details tbc) and to the Awards night at the festival (19-21st October)

Within the competition, there will be two Youth and two Adult categories: the Youth competition will have categories for Under 16 and Under 19 year-olds and the Adult competition will have age categories for people Under 25 and those 25 years and above.

Competitors in the Youth categories must work with people within the same age category and their work undertaken and submitted with the signed endorsement of a guardian or teacher. Film content should be age-appropriate using BBFC as guidelines in this sector of the competition.

By the way, for those who have already created a film, we also have an international film competition which is now in its third year (see


By submitting your film or soundtrack to the Fisheye Film Festival through FilmFreeway, you are stating that you are the owner of your entry and it is your original work.

While we understand that you retain all rights to ownership of the work, you hereby give the Fisheye Film Festival permission to feature, advertise, display, in whole or in part, the work titled and described herein, for festival purposes including promotion in future years.

For the purposes of the competition Part Two, by submitting your film you hereby give permission for the work to be used to create an accompanying soundtrack. The efficacy of the soundtrack will be judged in the context of the film and the film director's feedback will be taken into consideration.

You also understand that you entry is valid only upon completion of the following conditions: (1) receipt of a copy of the work and (2) when the work is found to be original and owned by you or those you represent.

Films are to be sent via FilmFreeway with a secure screening link to YouTube or Vimeo and must be downloadable

It is your sole responsibility to ensure that your online entry form is properly submitted. You may email the Festival at to confirm submission. It is also your responsibility to ensure the streaming link is functional and the link and password submitted are accurate. In the unlikely event of a password change or link change you must email the Festival immediately with that change so we may update your record. If the Festival is not notified of the change and the link is found to be inactive or the password to be incorrect the Festival will send an email to the submitter’s address on file to follow up. If a response with the correct information is not received within forty-eight (48) hours, the submission may be deemed ineligible.

The password protected link must be active at least through to March 31, 2019, and all entries MUST be received by the Festival no later than the applicable deadlines referenced above. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify any submission if it is not completed in accordance with these Entry Rules and Regulations.

Each film is judged solely on its own merits.