We know that so many indie filmmakers adore the analog medium, and would love the opportunity to shoot a film in the “traditional” method. Whether it's the grainy aesthetic... the care and artistic process it demands... or whether it's simply a love for where the art of filmmaking began.

Part of our mission here at From The Silver Screen is to contribute to the revival and continuation of filmmakers’ accessibility to shoot on film. Therefore we are thrilled to have teamed up with Arri Rental, Kodak and Cinelab Film & Digital to provide the ultimate analog package for a filmmaking team. Together with these industry stakeholder companies we will sponsor up to three short films a year.

The Package:

- 5 days Arri Rental camera and lens hire package (inc. 1 day test shoot)
- 1600 ft (4 cans) 16mm Kodak film stock
- 1600ft of free processing at Cinelab Film & Digital plus a discount for extra film
- Film festival and distribution strategy consultation with Natalie and Claire
- London live screening of the completed short

The Brief:

- All scripts must be 15 pages or under
- Treatment should include a logline, synopsis, any attached cast and crew, previous examples of the director/writer/ Producer’s work, motivation behind the project, target audience and a rough budget outline
- Maximum of three shooting locations
- Feasible shooting schedule of 5 days or under
- Applicants can be based anywhere but the project must be shooting in the UK



We accept any style or genre of short film, so long as it is shot on film! From The Silver Screen is a newly launched company, celebrating all things film (that’s 8mm, 16mm, 35mm and 70mm - not digital!)

This company's mission is to bring together a community of creatives who share a passion for analog film. We want to screen fantastic work from people using this medium, and soon hope to develop work shot on film with filmmakers we connect with.

All four of our screenings thus far have been completely sold-out and a fantastic evening of shorts, filmmaker Q&As and networking.

The fifth edition of our live screenings of shorts shot on film will be in London in May.


From The Silver Screen started its journey in 2021, when we discovered that silver is a by-product of traditional photographic processing. We wanted to create something with this upcycled precious metal that revels in its provenance - for anyone with a passion for film, cinema, history and art.

Our first collection “Film Firsts” is now out, with five jewellery pieces inspired by the early milestones in the history of film. These pioneering ventures, in both content and technology, paved the way for the monumental cinema people from all over the world have since enjoyed. So… with all the jewellery being created from film processed silver, these items are pieces of film history, both literally and metaphorically!

You can learn more about us on our website here:

Selections will be screened live in London!

All selections will also be sent a waiver code, to submit a script/treatment to our production sponsorship initiative: The Processing Tank.

We are all about building a community of creatives who LOVE everything film and want to keep ensuring that #FilmIsNotDead. It’s about celebrating and sharing film.

We have no restrictions - as long as you’re happy for your work to be screened, we’re happy. No premiere requirements and we do not mind if the film is available online.

Overall Rating
  • Margaret Schmueck

    A great event to participate in with your film, everyone was welcoming and friendly and I saw some great films meeting the filmmakers afterwards. I highly recommend !!

    January 2024
  • I had my 8mm film selected for the sold out screening in Close up cinema earlier this month. I feel honoured to be screened with other films that were in, the quality of films is high and they are all so different.
    I had the best time at the event too - lots of networking and fun! Highly recommend to send your work.

    December 2023
  • Ian Mantgani

    Just a great event all round, loved the selection of shorts and the warm, stimulating atmosphere. Enjoyed the vocal reaction to our film "Nosepicker" by the greatly attentive and engaged crowd, too! Thank you Claire and Natalie, hope to see you again soon!

    December 2023
  • It was a great experience to be a part of this amazing festival, arranged by lovely people! The promotion of our film was everything we could hope for. The communication was swift and attentive. All in all a really great experience- I hope to be back again soon! <333

    December 2022
    Response from festival:

    It was a pleasure to screen Ground Control Thor! A beautiful film, very emotive with some lovely moments of humour. And like we always say, thank you for choosing the medium of film #FilmIsNotDead!

  • Such an incredible event and love the focus on film! So great to have the opportunity to screen my film here alongside fellow film enthusiasts. I love how enthusiastic everyone behind The Silver Screen is about the medium of film. Really looking forward to the next screening evening!

    December 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for screening Step Aboard with us Harry! Such a pleasure and the audience loved it. Lovely to have Ben, Marie and Michael participate in the Q&A after the screening and hear a little bit more about the shoot. We can't wait to see what you all do next, stay in touch!