27 April 2020

Short Film Competition 2020

By Michael Wood Head of Performance
Designed short film competition 2020
The team at Performance is very proud to announce the launch of our third Short Film Competition.

Over the years, we have supported the film industry in a number of ways with a particular focus on emerging talent. Given the uncertain times we are currently experiencing, we wanted to find a way to give something back, to watch our winners develop and enjoy success as their career unfolds.

Those who took part in our competition in previous years will already know the set-up but for those who don’t, here’s what you need to know:

– Your film must have been completed after January 2018

– Have a maximum running time of 30 minutes

– Entries are open from Monday 27th April 2020

– The closing submission date is Friday 15th May 2020

– That’s it!

This year we have increased our number of prizes to six, with a cash prize of £750 for the winner of each of the following categories:

  • Best Animated Short
  • Best Comedy Short
  • Best ‘Short’ Short (less than five minutes in length)
  • Best Documentary Short
  • Best Horror Short
  • Best Drama Short

We are hoping that this competition and the prizes will support a few filmmakers in putting together their next project – something which will be great to be a part of!

As we launch this competition we are already thinking about what else we can do to support Production in the UK so if you have any ideas or if you’re reading this and run an organisation that supports emerging talent in the Production sector and want to understand how we may be able to work together with you to support the emerging talent you represent, please do feel free to get in touch at michael.wood@performance-insurance.tv