The TriForce Short Film Festival, established by the TriForce Creative Network to promote, support and showcase the diverse range of talent in contemporary film-making, has opened for submissions for 2017.

With a focus on recognising and supporting diverse talent, the festival brings together film-makers with the movers and shakers in the industry, enabling emerging artists to break into the mainstream. Showcasing the best in short film, alongside a programme of career focused seminars throughout the day and an industry expo, the TriForce Short Film Festival is the place to be to further your career in film.

TFSFF is a short film festival established by the TriForce Creative Network in 2012 to showcase talent in contemporary film-making, helping emerging film-makers to develop skills and access opportunities to further their careers.   16 shortlisted films get the chance to be seen on the big screen, in front of key industry representatives, with the winning film-makers earning career development opportunities, as well as a cash prize for their next project.

The TFSFF takes place at BAFTA, presenting a packed day of seminars tackling the key issues of the industry and offering invaluable advice from industry professionals, alongside a bustling industry expo and screenings of the shortlisted films.

This year the films will be judged by a panel of industry experts including critically acclaimed directors, producers and commissioners as well as leading British actress Indira Varma. The full line up of judges includes:

Jay Davidson – Assistant Commissioner, BBC | Neil Biswas – Director | Michelle Matherson – Talent Exec, Shiver | Alexander Gardiner – MD, Shiver | John Bryne – The Stage | Stefan Allesh Taylor CBE | Carter Pilcher – CEO Shorts TV | Indira Varma Actress

The three categories for this year’s competition are for films completed since 2015:      

Microshorts

  • Films must be UNDER 5 minutes long (including credits) to be eligible for this category.
  • This is a completely free category to enter.
  • Films should really embrace the ‘micro’ format, and make the most of 5 minutes
  • Scripted/non-scripted, it’s all up for grabs.

General Submissions (Non-Scripted) – Supported by Shiver

Earlybird Submissions (Until 14th June) – $25 USD | Regular Submissions (14th June – 15th September) – $35 USD

  • Films must be between 5 minutes and 20 minutes long (including credits) to be eligible for this category.
  • This is the non-scripted category.
  • Films must be innovative and make the most of the short form format.
  • Traditional documentary, docu-soap, entertainment formats this category is as wide as possible to find the most exciting content.

General Submissions (Scripted):

Earlybird Submissions (Until 14th June) – $25 USD | Regular Submissions (15th June – 15th September) – $35 USD

  • Films must be between 5 minutes and 20 minutes long (including credits) to be eligible for this category.
  • This is the scripted category.
  • Films must be innovative and make the most of the short form format to tell stories in new ways.
  • It doesn’t matter if it’s drama, comedy, animation, horror, or any other scripted genre.

The TriForce Short Film Festival will take place at BAFTA on Saturday 2 December, where the shortlisted films will be shown and the overall Festival winner will be revealed.

  • Entries can be submitted here.
  • All entries must have been completed since June 2015.
  • Submissions are open until 15th September 2017.