The Purbeck Shorts Competition is part of the annual Purbeck Film Festival in Dorset, England - the longest running rural film festival in the UK.
The Purbeck Film Festival dates for 2021 we hope will be 22 October to 31 October (subject to the end of the Covid pandemic). We normally show approximately 80 films in up to 34 venues across the Purbeck region, Poole and Bournemouth during a two week period each year, and the Purbeck Shorts event is our exciting filmmakers' competition, with the finalists screening at a Dorset cinema during the festival (date to be confirmed).
The Purbeck Film Festival is run by the Purbeck Film Charitable Trust Ltd, a not for profit organisation that is a registered charity. The Trust also runs a small, independent, not for profit cinema - The Rex, in Wareham, Dorset. The Rex has always been the central venue for the Film Festival and also the venue for the Purbeck Shorts Competition screening event. This cinema has just undergone a stunning renovation to increase access and is a must-see for a warm, friendly welcome and amazing atmosphere - and you can take your drinks from the newly refurbished bar into the auditorium. If you haven't yet been, you must!
Films that are submitted are viewed by a preliminary judging panel and the finalists are then chosen for the screening event. The films are judged on that evening and winners are announced. Cash prizes are awarded to the winners in each category.
Entrants are invited to attend the Purbeck Shorts evening with two guests. Other guests are welcome however and we are happy to sell tickets to them for the event.
The Judges' Award for Best Animation- judged by media professionals/people from industry on our panel
The Judges' Award for Best Over All Film - judged by media professionals/people from industry on our panel
The Audience Award for Best Animation- voted for by the audience
The Audience Award for Best Short Feature - voted for by the audience
Best Student Film - selected by the Judges' Panel
Prizes are awarded to the winners on the evening and if not present, the prize will be forwarded to them. Prizes are to be announced on the evening.
Films can be of all genres are subject to approval by the preliminary judging panel, and
can be submitted via FilmFreeway .
We will contact you should the film be selected for the final, but all submissions will receive a response, either through FilmFreeway or via contact details supplied.
Duration: 10 mins maximum
Please leave 2 seconds without picture or audio before and after your film if possible.
Contact/profile information can be submitted via FilmFreeway with your entry as requested.
Full details on our website at www.purbeckfilm.com