Short Film Commission Submission 2019



Short Film Commission 2019

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.


Your First Name

Your Surname

Your Address

Your Postcode

Your Phone Number

Your Email



Working film project title

About your project (no longer than 400 words)

Please use this section to convey your project proposal idea, it should clearly demonstrate the genre, tone and story of your short film. Please include information on the different techniques and visual style you would hope to achieve.

About you (no longer than 200 words)

Please use this section to explain how receiving this commission would impact your work/career, you own filmmaking interests and why it would be impactful or relevant for the project to be completed in 2019.


Supporting Material

Please upload up to three supporting images in a .jpeg or .png format, no larger than 5mb.

Examples could include images from your previous work, reference images from other films, mood boards or reference images from other art forms.





Please upload any further supporting materials in .pdf or .doc format, no larger than 5MB (optional).

Examples could include scripts, treatments or storyboards.




Please add up to 3x links to your showreel or past work: (optional).




I confirm that I reside in the South West

I confirm that I am over 18

Deadline: Thu 28 Feb 2019