The Shark Awards Short Film is open for entries and this year a scriptwriting competition has been added, which awards the winner with a cash prize of 1000 euros.
This year launches a new direction for the Shark Awards which has separated the Advertising, Short Film and Music Video into three separate specialist awards and festivals. Short film closes for entries on December 31 with plans for a dedicated festival in everyone’s favourite UK seaside town of Brighton in the spring (needless to say subject to change) with panels, talks, screenings and award presentations.
Led by MarBelle, founder of Directors Notes as jury president, the jury will award the shark head trophies to the very best short films under 15, under 10 and under 5 minutes, documentary short, acting performance, animation, cinematography, direction, editing, original music and production design.
More information on the competition is here
Shark Awards chairman, Peter Brady, commented, “We are extremely excited to launch the Shark Awards Short Film as a standalone festival this year. We know that it’s a very important part of the creative industry, as it is a window into tracking new storytelling talent and in insight into up and coming creativity in film. Winning short film awards can act as a launchpad for careers, be a platform to showcase talent, secure funding for future projects, sign new directors and get in front of brands commissioning branded content.”
The rest of the jury comprises of Juliette Larthe from Prettybird, Mark Waites from Mother & Mother Pictures, Andrew Byrne from Screen Ireland and Fiona Kilroe from Freefolk. Read a statement from jury president MarBelle and more about the jurors here
Last year’s winners are here.
Enter the Shark Short Film awards here.