Submissions Live for TFSFF 2018!

We’re very excited to announce that submissions are now live for the 2018 TriForce Short Film Festival!

There are lots of different film festivals in the UK and around the world, as a film maker it can be tough to know which ones to submit for. It’s important to choose a festival based on the end result; how much it will boost your short film and your filmmaking career. Here at TriForce, we pride ourselves on connecting filmmakers with the industry and offering them on-going guidance and support following the TriForce Short Film Festival.

We’re continuing to work on making this our best festival yet, so here are just a few reasons why you should submit your film for TFSFF.

The Location – Screen your film at BAFTA!

We’re excited to be hosting the TriForce Short Film Festival at BAFTA for the 6th year running! All our 16 shortlisted films are screened at the home of British film.

The supporters and prizes

Best of Fest Award Supported by Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE
Stefan provides a £1000 prize for the winner and the opportunity to pitch their next short film idea to him. If successful, he will provide funding and support with the filmmaking process. Stefan is currently working with last years’ Best of Fest winner Adara Todd on their next project.

Best Non Scripted Award

The winner will receive a £500 cash prize and advice and guidance from our Non Scripted supporter.

 Audience Choice Award

The winner will receive a £250 cash prize and advice and guidance from our Audience Choice Award supporter.

Byrne-Williams Bursary supported by John Byrne and Lola Williams

This award is selected by journalist John and agent Lola. They will offer their favourite filmmaker a £1000 bursary to be used for career development.

The judges

 We’re very proud of our judging panel – it’s a mixture of experienced creatives as well as industry people who could really help your career. This year our judges include:

Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE – Financier/ Serial Entrepreneur/ Charity Chairman/ Philanthropist

Richard Curtis – Writer/Director

Nadine Marsh-Edwards – Company Director, Greenacre Films

Carl Callam – Assistant Commissioning Editor – Short Form, BBC3

Simon Young – VP EMEA Acquisitions, Shorts International

Lola Williams – Director, New Wonder Management

We’ll be announcing a couple more additions to this list – but honestly, if you want your film watched by someone in a position to fund or buy your next project, as well as the director of Love Actually, and the producer of Been So Long, well, you’re in the right place!

Check out our judges biogs here:


But don’t take our word for it…

Check out our festival reviews on Film Freeway, or just listen to what some of last year’s finalists have to say…

How to Submit:

The three categories for this year’s competition are:

  • Microshorts – open to films under five minutes long and can be of any genre.
  • General Scripted – open to scripted films between five and 20 minutes long
  • Non-Scripted – open to non-scripted films between five and 20 minutes long

The submission fees are always kept as low as possible, starting with free for our Microshorts category.


16th April – 14th September – FREE

General Scripted and Non-Scripted

Earlybird: 16th April – 22nd June – $25

Standard: 23rd June – 14th September – $35

We use Film Freeway for all our submissions.

To submit for TFSFF, visit:

Tickets for general attendance will be available soon. Sign up to our mailing list to be in the know!