South West Animation Film Commission Opens for Submissions

Win £1,000 to create a new animated film

We have now opened the application process for The South West Animation Film Commission offering the region’s filmmakers and animators the chance to win a £1000 prize to create a new animated film in 2018. Emerging South West filmmakers and animators with new and exciting ideas for short animated films are invited to submit their proposals to a panel of industry professionals. Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to pitch their ideas to a panel of experts in front of a live audience at our Two Short Nights Film Festival (30 Nov– 2 Dec) for the opportunity to win a package of support to turn their film idea into a reality.

The commission winner will be awarded £1000 as well as in-kind support valued at over £1000 to help take their idea from script to screen. The award fund can be used for film development costs like equipment hire, casting, crew, locations & travel, whilst in-kind support from Exeter Phoenix will include free access to digital editing suites, equipment hire and training through Exeter Phoenix’s Creative Hub.

Exeter Phoenix has been commissioning short film projects for 14 years. In this time over 100 short films have been funded and/or supported and developed. Many of the individuals have gone on to exhibit and screen their work nationally and internationally, winning awards including Cannes Short Film Corner, Virgin Media Shorts, Media Innovation Awards and First Light Awards.

The deadline for application is Fri 10 Nov 2017.

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