Solihull Arts Complex

Short is Beautiful Film Festival - Submissions Open

Short is Beautiful Film Festival - Submissions Open
posted 15 May 2024

Solihull Council and Culture Solihull are proud to present the second annual Short is Beautiful Film Festival. This exciting new short film festival will award filmmakers from the West Midlands, giving both established and new artists the chance to try out new ideas, concepts, and ways of working. Short is Beautiful is an exciting opportunity to support and develop filmmakers from across the Midlands and is part of an ongoing artist and creatives development support programme. Films can be submitted via Film Freeway - the deadline is 4 August.

The festival will take place on 22 October at Cineworld in Touchwood, Solihull. The festival will feature a host of short films from talented Midlands filmmakers as well as a live Q&A with our judging panel of industry professionals.

Shortlisted films will be screened at the festival event in October at Cineworld, Solihull. All shortlisted finalists will receive two complimentary tickets to the festival, a selection laurel and a certificate.

Winners of each category will be announced at the Festival and each category winner will receive a winner’s laurel, certificate, and £50 Amazon gift card. A separate award will be awarded to the 'Best Overall Film'.

Categories are as listed below:

- Trailers and films under 5 minutes
- Between 5 and 10 minutes
- Between 10 and 15 minutes
- Between 15 and 20 minutes

Short is Beautiful is open to receiving entries from any genre, whether animation, documentary, drama or experimental, we are interested in how you tell stories, explore ideas or concepts in short-form content.

Entries cost £6 per film.

Please see all information and the full terms & conditions at