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The Smalls Film Festival

The  fullprogramme for the The Smalls Film Festival will be released soon!

The Smalls Film Festival 2015

SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED

The Smalls Film Festival 2015 will take place in September. The festival will be in its 10th year, and to celebrate 10 years of exceptional talent from our community of filmmakers, The Smalls team are going to deliver our biggest festival yet, with a larger industry programme, more networking opportunities and another great selection of short films from our global network of filmmakers.

 


  

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

We welcome submissions from all over the globe, and invite filmmakers to submit films in the following five categories

 

·       Animation

·       Comedy

·       Drama

·       Documentary

·       Music Video

 

 

SUBMISSION FAQ'S

 DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE SMALLS TO ENTER?
Yes, but don’t worry if you’re not a member just yet! Membership is completely free, and takes two minutes to do. As well as enabling you to enter your film in to our festival, being a member of The Smalls community allows you to interact with other members, and gives you access to our Pitch Room, which connects filmmakers with brands. To join The Smalls, click here.

 HOW LONG DO THE FILMS HAVE TO BE?
We accept all short films up to 20 minutes in length.

 

DO YOU ACCEPT INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES?
Absolutely. Please note that if your film is not in the English language, it will need to have English language subtitles.

 

WHAT FORMAT DO I SUBMIT MY FILM IN?
All films will need to be submitted via The Smalls website, and the link will be live when we announce submissions. We do not accept any other format, including DVD’s, online links or USB’s.

 

WHAT IF MY FILM IS AVAILABLE TO VIEW ONLINE?
That’s fine by us! Every year, we show a selection of films that are readily available online, as well as films that have never been seen before.

 

IS THERE A SUBMISSION FEE?
Yes, details will be released very shortly.

 

WHO DECIDES ON THE PROGRAMME?
The team at The Smalls all work together to decide on the best films to screen from our community. A jury of professional industry experts decides the winning films in each category. To see who was on the 2014 Jury, click here.

 

ARE THERE PRIZES FOR THE WINNING FILMS?
Yes. Here at The Smalls, we are dedicated to equipping filmmakers with the tools they will need to further their career. To see the 2014 prizes, click here.

 

DO ALL SUBMITTED ENTRIES GET WATCHED?
Yes. Every last one.

 

IF MY FILM IS NOT CHOSEN, WILL I GET INDIVIDUAL FEEDBACK?
Here at The Smalls, we do try to provide feedback where possible if requested, but please note that due to the large volume of entries, we may not be able to get back to everyone.

 

I STILL HAVE A QUESTION.
If your questions have not been answered here, please email Festival Producer Nia Childs on nia@thesmalls.com

 

 

THE SMALLS FILM FESTIVAL 2014

 

Check out the winners of The Smalls Film Festival 2014!

 

BEST ANIMATION

Meanwhile, Stephen McNally

 

BEST COMEDY
Inheritance, Matt Houghton

 

BEST DRAMA
Passenger, Ed Rigg

  

BEST DOCUMENTARY
The Port, Rory Stewart

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Blonde- Foolish, Davis Silis

  

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Girl and a Gun is the story of a young girl who finds a gun by chance. Wondering what to do with it she wanders the desolate streets of Brooklyn in her own little world. The film is the debut of NY-based director Eileen McQueen and The Smalls was honoured to be the film’s world premiere at this year's festival. Watch the trailer and read our interview with Eileen.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced a shortlist for the doc short category – please join us in congratulating Smalls filmmaker Joshua Izenberg whose documentary SLOMO is on the list and in the running for an Oscar nomination!

Who won last year?

The Smalls Awards 2014 were presented to five incredible shorts. To the left you can watch one of them, Inheritance by Matt Houghton, which took home Best Comedy.

Without You [Lapalux] by Nick Rutter
Without You [Lapalux] by Nick Rutterwhich took home Best Music Video.