CIFF2024: Young Filmmakers’ Competition

After the success of last year’s competition, we’re thrilled to hold an expanded competition for young filmmakers in Chiswick and surrounding areas as part of this years’ third edition of Chiswick in Film Festival.

This year’s competition is expanded to encourage a wider catchment of entries within two age brackets of 10 to 17 or 18 to 25. Star judges will be announced at a later date, with the winning films showcased as part of this years’ festival in November.

We’re delighted once again to champion young talent and support developing filmmakers in our local community with this competition.

The Chiswick in Film Festival will return for a second edition from November 15th to 17th and is conducted in partnership with The Chiswick Calendar.

Entry Requirements and Rules

Deadline for entries is Friday 1st November.

Any questions, which are also welcome to [email protected] throughout the competition and we’ll host two drop in sessions at the cinema during the year with our team also.

Entries must be emailed via WeTransfer or private Vimeo link to [email protected] with a completed release form attached.

1. Films produced must be no more than 5 minutes in length.

2. Films must be shot in or feature in some way Chiswick and its surrounding areas. It is up to you how you interpret this rule.

3. Entries are welcome for those aged between 10 and 17 years old OR 18 and 25 years old.

4. Final films must be eligible for a ‘U’ for Universal, ‘PG’ for Parent Guidance or ‘12A’ rating and be provided in landscape format.

5. Full release and waiver forms must be signed by a consenting adult (aged 18+) during the production of the film for those aged under 18.

6. Films of any genre will be accepted (advertising, Animation, Artists’ Film, Comedy, Dance, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Fashion, Music Video, Thriller).

7. All films must be English language, dubbed into English or subtitled in English. But they can also be mute or just contain music.

8. The use or integration of any copyrighted material (either visual or audio: i.e. music, songs or famous paintings or film clips) will not be permitted. The applicants will be fully responsible for the clearance of all music or sound contained in their entry. The relevant section of the entry form must be completed to support this.

9. We will accept submissions of films screened elsewhere or produced for other purposes providing they meet the other rules.

10. The filmmaker will retain the copyrights for the finished short film.