The reed.co.uk Short Film Competition 2012 has announced its shortlist, with 12 films chosen from more than 500 entries.
The shortlist in full (alphabetically):
- ‘Boss Boot Camp’ by Paul Cook
- ‘Disconnected’ by Tom Edkins
- ‘Gaffer’ by Alex Hinx
- ‘Going Up’ by Francis Annan
- ‘Man Up’ by Caroline Giammetta
- ‘Mourning Rules’ by Daniel Castell
- ‘Moynihan and The Boss’ by Mat Laroche
- ‘My First Time’ by Steve Lennon
- ‘Spider and Fly: Private Eye’ by Oliver Smith
- ‘The Boss’ by Alex Emslie
- ‘The Devil’s Apricot’ by Jonathan Brooks
- ‘The Wireless’ by Mark Fitzsimons
The selected films will be put before a panel of judges who will choose the winner of this year’s £10,000 Grand Prix, as well as the Judges’ Commendation award. The shortlist is available to view at reed.co.uk/film where the public can vote online for the People’s Choice Award (£1,000).
The staff of reed.co.uk will select the winner of this year’s Best Animation prize (£1,000). The Best Animation shortlist comprises:
- ‘How to be boss. What Plato says’ by Tim Wilson
- ‘Park Life’ by Lee Parker
- ‘The Boss’ by Mohan Subramaniam
Along with providing a new wave of UK filmmaking talent with an online platform to showcase their work, this year’s reed.co.uk Short Film Competition will screen all shortlisted films at film festivals and events throughout the summer.
Mark Rhodes, Marketing Director at reed.co.uk, comments on how this year’s competition surpassed all expectation:
“The time, the talent and the effort that’s gone into making all of this year’s entries made reaching a shortlist of only 12 films extremely difficult. We had to make some painful decisions.
“I’d like to extend a heartfelt thanks on behalf of reed.co.uk to everyone who’s taken part in this year’s competition.”
Rhodes calls for everyone to get involved by voting for their favourite film:
“We’re excited to be able to show all 12 shortlisted films on reed.co.uk where people can vote for their favourite. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be awarded £1,000.”
All winners will be announced on May 30th at an exclusive awards ceremony and screening at London’s Hospital Club. Full details of this year’s shortlist, including information on how to vote, can be found at reed.co.uk/film.