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RSSF2011: Open for Submissions

You can now submit your films for this years Rushes Soho Shorts Festival at http://entries.sohoshorts.com We are very excitied to see what people have been working on and what will be entered this year – our 13th celebration of everything short. This year’s festival promises exciting changes and will continue to host the favourite networking nights, seminars and events – the full programme will be announced in June. RSSF 2011 categories are:

The Short Film Award
For live action, fictional work by experienced filmmakers in the UK, under 12 minutes 
The Newcomer Award
For live action, fictional work by new filmmakers in the UK, under 12 minutes 
The International Award
For live action, fictional work by filmmakers outside the UK, under 12 minutes 
The Long Form Award
For live action, fictional work by filmmakers from around the world, under 30 minutes 
The Documentary Award
For factual work by filmmakers from around the world,  under 12 minutes 
The Animation Award
For factual and fictional work by filmmakers from around the world, under 12 minutes 
The Music Video Award
For music promos by filmmakers from around the world, under 12 minutes 
The Broadcast Design Award
For branded content, title sequences, idents, commercial sequences, spots,  digital posters and work specifically designed for multiplatform distribution including the internet and mobile networks by filmmakers from around the world and under 5 minutes 

Work can be submitted at http://entries.sohoshorts.com
The competition entry fee is £15.00.
Work should have been completed between 1st January 2010 and April 2011.
Films can be submitted up until 21st April with the shortlisted films being announced early in June.
The festival will open on Wednesday 20th July and will culminate, as is tradition, with the Rushes Awards on Thursday 28th July 2010.

2010 saw well over 1000 films from 48 countries entered for consideration with 170 short films from 23 countries selected for competition. Production budgets ranged from £50 to $2.5million coming from a wide range of both newcomers and rising talent to long established professionals, from individuals to large multi-national studios.

The 23 countries represented at RSSF2010 included Bangladesh, New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, Lithuania, Uganda, Switzerland, Russia, France, Germany, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Côte D’Ivoire, Sweden, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, USA and UK.

Every year we try to encourage filmmakers to enter as early as possible, it means we have more time to view and discuss the work entered, time is always a luxury. To give you an idea of the volume of work we recieve over the submission period, see the chart below. Traditionally we all leave entering competitions until the last minute… submissions to RSSF are no different.

50% of the work entered into RSSF 2010 was entered in April.

For RSSF 2011 we’re also encouraging filmmakers to upload their content to our entry site, this is the preferred method of entry but we’ll still accept entries on DVD if upload speeds are slow or files are problematic.

Dont forget to check out the FAQ’s on the entry site http://entries.sohoshorts.com

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About Soho Shorts

We celebrate the wealth of talent working across all genres of short format productions. For us that means anything under 45minutes including fiction, factual, animation, music video, and digital content in every degree. Year round Soho Shorts helps curate programme across the UK and internationally. Contact us if you want to team up.

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