short video competition from Aesthetica Magazine, deadline April 30

Another short film competition – this one from the UK's Aesthetica Magazine. Details below and here:

Thanks to FC member Niall McKay for pointing it out!



Short Film Competition

How to enter

To enter the competition and to view the Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.

Supporting and Championing Short Film

Aesthetica is looking for filmmakers who are driving the genre of short film forward through inspirational and innovative works. Whether you are fresh out of film school or have been making films for years, we want to hear from you. Accepting films in all genres: drama, documentary, music video, satire, comedy and artists' film.

This award offers the winner and runners-up a fantastic prize package, which will bring your films to a wider audience.

The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2011. All winners will be notified by 30 July 2011 and the DVD will be released with the December issue of Aesthetica Magazine.

Once you have entered the competition, please send your DVD as soon as possible. You can enter the competition up until 30 April, however we understand that postage can sometimes take a while, therefore we will be accepting DVDs until 15 May.


  • £500 first prize.
  • Screenings of your film at: Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival (London), Glasgow Film Festival, Branchage Film Festival (Jersey).
  • A weekend filmmaking course courtesy of Raindance.
  • 12 months membership to Shooting People.
  • Inclusion on a DVD that will go to all Aesthetica readers (60,000 viewers).

Runner-up & Finalists

  • £250 for the runner-up.
  • The runner-up and finalists will be included on a DVD that will go to all Aesthetica readers (60,000 viewers).

Submission Guidelines

  • Running times up to 25mins.
  • English language, dubbed in to English or with English subtitles.
  • Entries to be submitted by DVD.
  • Please include: Director's name, country of production, running time.
  • Plus full contact details including postal address, telephone number and email address.
  • Your film must not be in breach of any copyright, including music or sound contained in your entry.


  • The competition is open to anyone in the world.
  • Please inform us if your work has been screened elsewhere.
  • An entry fee of £15 is required per film.
  • You may submit more than once.
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