SFW: SHORTS 2017
About SFW: Shorts
SFW: Shorts invites submissions of short films of all production styles and techniques including animation, documentary, drama, experimental and artist film. Films must be no more than 10 minutes long (including credits) and can be submitted in SD or HD video formats (see the full terms and conditions for details). Submissions are accepted through FilmFreeway:
Submissions for 2017 have now closed
Deadlines and Fees
Categories and Awards
New for 2017, filmmakers can submit their short films to the following categories, Best Artist Film, Best Short Documentary and Best Short Fiction.
The Best Artist Film category is for experimental and artist films, that can be narrative or non-narrative. Any style of film is accepted including animation, live action, music, dance, abstract etc. The Best Short Documentary category is for non-fiction (factual) short films of any theme or style including animation, live action, talking heads, expository or reflective documentaries. Finally the Best Short Fiction category is for narrative based fictional short films of any theme, style or genre including animation, drama, horror, comedy, thriller, romance, Sci-Fi etc.
All films submitted to any of the SFW: Shorts categories must be under 10 minutes in length (including titles and credits). Films must have been completed after 1st January 2016 and in City Eye's opinion be appropriate for a public audience.
All shortlisted films will be eligible for the Michael Fuller Award for Best Film selected by our panel of judges and the Audience Award voted for at the screening and awards ceremony during the festival. Filmmakers from Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey, West Sussex and Isle of Wight will also be in contention for the Southampton Solent University sponsored Regional Filmmaker Prize.
Click here for full terms and conditions.
All filmmakers whose films are shortlisted will be notified by email or phone by Friday 6th October 2017.
ABOUT MICHAEL FULLER
Each year in SFW: Shorts the Best Film (as voted by a panel of independent judges) is
awarded the Michael Fuller Award.
Michael was a supporter and advocate for City Eye throughout its history and whilst he was Arts Officer at Southampton City Council and then Hampshire County Council.
During his time at SCC he was also involved in setting up Southampton Film Festival, the forerunner to SFW, which began in the 1980s and continued into the 90s. He remained passionate about film and indeed the cultural welfare of Southampton and the wider region. He was a member and Chair of the Phoenix Film Society. Michael died in December 2011.
His support and counsel is missed but we are so pleased that Michael's wife, Lesley, has approved the creation of this memorial to him.
SFW: SHORTS 2016 FILM COMPETITION WINNERS
PREVIOUS SFW: SHORTS AWARD WINNERS
Michael Fuller Award for Best Film:
Bozena and Pawel by Kamil Iwanowicz
Audience Award: Put Down by Rick Limentani
Best Regional Film: Sunrise Street by Andreea Stan
The Michael Fuller Award for Best Film
& Audience Award:
History Bombs: A History of World War 1 (in one take) - Claire O'Brien & Chris Hobbs