Short Film Commission Submission 2019



Short Film Commission 2019

The deadline has been extended from its original closing date of Thu 28 Feb.

Exeter Phoenix recognises that moving image plays an important role in reflecting our culture, establishing individual voices and we can help filmmakers and artists develop new skills and long-term relationships with cast, crew and cinema audiences, both locally and nationally.

Level Of Funding

The 2019 Exeter Phoenix Short Film Commission will offer TWO awards of £1500 for the development of an inspiring and ambitious narrative, which will engage a cinema audience though concise visual story telling.

Aimed at those who have some experience in making short films previously, however are now looking for funding to take their filmmaking to a professional level and develop a career in the industry. This award is for those based in the South West only. We accept applications from all genres of film, including drama, documentary, animation, experimental and more.

We are expecting these films to speak to a cinema audience and be of a high enough standard to enter into the film festival circuit and exhibited both nationally and internationally. Exeter Phoenix requires two edits of the short film, one final version that is 10-12 minutes long and a trailer that is 1-2 minutes long.

We can also offer a set amount of in-kind support in the form of free/reduced equipment hire, access to facilities such as edit suites, rehearsal spaces, access to training courses as well as technical and creative advice and mentoring.


The following guidelines relate to the 2019 Short Film Commission. Please read them carefully before submitting your application. Guidelines can be found here >>

Application Form

All applications must be made via our online submission process. Applicants must complete and submit this online form. The proposal should clearly demonstrate the tone, themes, genre and strategy of your ideas. Please feel free to add links to your website, vimeo or upload other evidence of previous work.

Deadline (EXTENDED): Thu 14 Mar 2019