Announcing the MicroPitch Competition!


16-19 years old filmmakers are being offered the chance to pitch for funding and support to make a ‘microshort’ on their mobile phone, with 4 winning films screened at BAFTA as part of the annual TriForce Short Film Festival.

We’re teaming up with Into Film to offer 16-19 year olds the opportunity to pitch an idea for a microshort film (2-5 minutes long), shot on a mobile phone. 4 winning teams of two will be selected to take part in a mobile phone making workshop and will receive production funding to complete their projects of £250 each!

All 4 completed films will then be showcased at BAFTA as part of the TriForce Short Film Festival on 1st December 2018, with the young filmmakers invited to attend and speak on a seminar panel about the process! You’ll get support along the way from Into Film and TriForce as well.

How to enter

If you’ve got a great idea for a microshort film, and are 16 -19 years old, we want to hear from you!

We’re doing our entries through Film Freeway, a free platform that brings together film festival from all over the world. All you need to enter is click on the button below and fill in the form. You’ll also need to attach:

1. A one page of A4 outlining your idea for a microshort film (2-5 minutes long) that could be shot on a mobile phone. This doesn’t have to be a full script, just a description of the idea.

2. A reference from a parent/guardian/teacher/youth worker. This just needs to be their name and contact details and a sentence saying they support your entry.

You can enter as an individual or as a team of two.

It’s completely free to enter.

What Happens Next?

The deadline for entries is 31st August. After that, we’ll sit down with Into Film and pick our 4 favourite ideas.

These 4 filmmaking teams will be invited to a mobile film making workshop on Saturday 11th August. Into Film will be able to support with travel costs to make sure all those selected can make it.

After the workshop, you’ll have all the expertise you need to make your film. You’ll be given a budget of £250 per team for your film. You’ll go home and make the film yourselves (with support from Into Film).

The 4 films will all be shown at the TriForce Short Film Festival on Saturday 1st December at BAFTA in London! All our filmmakers will be invited to come to the festival and speak on a seminar panel before the screening about the mobile film making process and how they made their films. Again, Into Film will be able to support with travel costs for this.

Good luck and we look forward to seeing your ideas! Click HERE to enter.