The online competition, which is open to everyone regardless of their film making credentials, will challenge filmmakers to create a short film centred on the theme, ‘The Boss.’
An expert panel of judges, to be announced early next year, will choose this year’s Grand Prix winner, who’ll take home a £10,000 cash prize, a year’s membership of London’s Hospital Club and a year’s subscription to Shooting People.
In addition to the Grand Prix, prizes of £1,000 will be awarded to additional category winners, including the ‘People’s Choice Award’ and ‘Best Animation’.
Mark Rhodes, Marketing Director at reed.co.uk, explains how the previous two competitions have exposed a rich seam of creative talent:
“The shorts we’ve seen in the last two competitions have been inspiring, so we were really keen launch this year’s competition and start showcasing more talent.
“At reed.co.uk, our business is all about giving people opportunities and the Short Film Competition has been an excellent way of doing this for creative talent: our first winner went on to win the coveted Virgin Media Shorts competition and was long listed for a BAFTA.”
“We’re extremely proud to be continuing our support for short film and, this year, we’re delighted to have the support of The Hospital Club as a headline partner. This partnership will allow us to reach more filmmaking talent and further strengthen the position of the reed.co.uk Short Film Competition in the UK film industry.”
The deadline for entries is 25 March 2012. Full details of this year’s competition, including information on how to enter, can be found at reed.co.uk/film.