Short Film Competition 2023

The Performance Short Film Competition is back for its sixth consecutive year! We have five categories and £1,000 for each winner.

The Performance short film competition is now closed!

Now in its sixth year, this exciting competition is back for 2023, with the winner of each category receiving £1,000 to fund their creative vision. And following the success of last year’s event, we’re thrilled to confirm an exclusive event in a brand-new location to celebrate our finalists.

Enter. Win. The end.

At Performance Film & Media Insurance, we’ve played a supporting role in the film industry for more than 25 years, and we’re excited to help create new opportunities for filmmakers like you.

Since we launched this competition in 2018, we’ve helped to fund the creation of 24 short films. The calibre of entries to our Short Film Competition just keeps getting better, so we can’t wait to see your submissions this year.

The categories

Competition timeline


1st June 2023

Competition opens

10th August 2023

Entries close

17th August 2023

Judging to begin

21st September 2023

Shortlist Announced

3rd November 2023

Exclusive event to announce the winners

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