Short Film Competition 2022

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The Performance Short Film Competition is back.

Now in its fifth year, this exciting and creative competition is back with bigger prizes – we’ve upped the prize fund to £1,000 per category. And this year we’ll be hosting an exclusive event in Hoxton for our finalists.


At Performance Media, we’ve played a supporting role in the film industry for over 25 years – and we’re proud to help create new opportunities for filmmakers like you.

Since we first launched this competition in 2018, we’ve helped fund the creation of 19 short films. Now we’re making this year’s contest bigger than ever with an even bigger prize fund.

The categories

How to Enter

To enter the competition, your short film needs to:

• have been completed after 1st January 2021

• have a maximum running time of 20 minutes

• be supplied as a YouTube or Vimeo link

• be submitted no later than the closing date: 15th August 2022

Competition timeline


16th June 2022

Competition opens

15th August 2022

Entries close

22nd August 2022

Judging to begin

10th October 2022

Shortlist Announced

10th November 2022

Exclusive event in Hoxton to announce the winners

Find out more