Film:New Forest are delighted to be partnering with Gary Wronecki and Michael Van Koetsveld, organisers of The New Forest Film Festival to offer the competitive element to the 9 day film festival celebration. We have lined up some fantastic judges and presenters for the awards.
Submissions are now open so all film makers are welcome to submit their entries of sub-ten minute films, through Film Freeway, in 7 categories.
The New Forest Film Festival categories are as follows:
New for 2019, sees student categories for all of the genres listed above and in addition, there will be special awards for New Forest student entries that fall within the qualifying list of colleges and universities. To check if you qualify please click here.
All entries need to be a maximum of ten minutes long and need to have English sub-titles if not voiced in English. You can find more on the rules of the competition here.
Entries close for International film categories on the 12th May 2019 and tor Student film categories on the 26th May 2019.
Prizes from our sponsor so far include:
The makers of the industry standard in screenwriting software, who are giving copies of the software to the best overall International and best overall Student entry.
Are awarding £300 to each of the New Forest Student category winners and will be screening the winning films at their venues throughout the following year.
Are awarding a £100 to the best Zero-Budget film of the festival, so that they can go and make another one.
The NFPB are backing our Best Documentary Short category this year with £300.00 cash, ensuring that factual filmmaking is celebrated as much as any other category in this year's festival.
Raindance has very generously donated £1,000 in training vouchers - and we will award £125 worth to each of the main Student Categories and the same will be awarded to the Audience Favourite film, as voted on the night.
Our Other Sponsors
Built in 1627, this Grade 2 listed hotel offers cottage rooms as well as luxury garden rooms and suites - combining modern essentials with historic charm. Located in Brockenhurst in the heart of the New Forest National Park, the hotel is within easy walking distance of the rail station, village centre, open heathland and forest.
The hotel will be hosting one of our Guest Presenter/Judges overnight for our awards evening.
Escape Yachting offers you a relaxing sailing experience. See the English coast and the Isle of Wight on a day out or weekend on the Solent, from Lymington in the New Forest. Discover new destinations abroad with our wonderfully relaxing all-inclusive sailing holidays in the Caribbean, Croatia and the Channel Islands!
Escape Yachting along with Thatched Cottage Hotel will be hosting one of our Guest Presenter/Judges overnight for our awards evening.
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