Blissfields Festival: call for short films

News Den Of Geek 12 Jun 2014 - 06:59

Here's how you can get your short film showcased at the Blissfields Festival...

Den Of Geek is once again teaming up with the Blissfields Festival this year. And this Festival is once more calling for all for all rising, student and independent producers, directors and writers to submit their short-films to be screened at the multi-award-winning independent event, before expert judges pick a Best In Show. You can enter your 5-15 minute long film via the application page, which you can find here

Following the announcement of music guests - 2ManyDJs, Hercules & Love Affair, Tune-Yards, Spector, Bipolar Sunshine, Johnny Flynn, Thumpers, and Laurel - the intimate festival for forward-thinking music and arts fans has now also unveiled the sophomore Blissfields Independent Film Festival, offering the chance for budding film-makers to screen their short movies during the event.

Organisers have suggested applicants keep in mind the animalistic nature of the festival and its 'Walk On The Wild Side' theme for 2014, but also remind people that the competition is open to all genres and mediums of film. Ultimately it's about fun, and the weirder and more original your film, the more chance it has of being screened and claiming the 'Best In Show' accolade.

Judges for festival this year include;

Bee Adamic (Video producer)
Beth Walker (Founder, DocTent)
Chris Bell (Branchage/Shuffle Festival)
Frazer Churchill (Visual Effects Supervisor, Scott Pilgrim and The World’s End)
Joel Ransom (Writer, The Portsmouth News)
Keir Mills (Promoter, Soundtracks)
Nick C (Writer, MCM Buzz)
Nicholas Burman (Music Supervisor, Record-Play)
Simon Brew (Editor, Den Of Geek)
Paul Hanford (Future Cinema / Secret Cinema)
Ray Panthaki (Producer/actor, Kidulthood and 28 Days Later)

The film festival takes place in the purpose-built Electric Dreams theatre where some classic, and no doubt oddball, films will be screened in the evening after the independent shorts.

The mini cinema will be kitted out with carpets and sofas, plush curtains and scatter cushions, along with the screen and soundsystem that will bring all the films to life.

Having your film screened will also guarantee you a ticket for the event, so not only will you get to catch your work on the (medium) screen, but also check out a collection of incredible live music acts, and attend a secret 'premier' party with cocktails and a set by London's infamous Soundtracks DJs, playing the best movies ever... just without the talky bits.

General tickets are on sale here.

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