IWM Short Film Festival 2017

Submissions are now open for IWM Short Film Festival 2017, a showcase of imaginative and challenging films inspired by the Imperial War Museums’ collections and the cause, course and consequences of conflict.

IWM is inviting professionals, amateurs and students from across the world, to enter their short films into this year’s competition. Films will be judged in two categories, Best Documentary and Best Creative Response, with four additional awards for IWM Special Category: States of Emergency, Best Use of IWM Archive Material, Best Student Film and the Audience Vote Award.

The Special Category: States of Emergency is a new award for 2017 to coincide with the exhibition of the same name opening in October at IWM London. Submissions for this category should link to this exhibition by responding to war and conflict since the seismic events of 11 September 2001.

Films chosen for the programme will be decided by a panel of expert judges in October, with the screenings of the shortlisted works taking place at IWM London in November 2017.

IWM is a family of museums across the UK that specialise in the coverage of conflicts – particularly those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the first world war, up until today. Since its foundation, a century ago, IWM has been expanding its film archive to explore and present issues of conflict from varied perspectives.

The Short Film Festival celebrates the creative ways in which filmmakers use moving image to tell powerful and engaging stories about war and conflict. IWM came to the Aesthetica Short Film Festival marketplace in 2016 to connect with filmmakers and industry professionals.

For more information about IWM Short Film Festival 2017 and requirements for submissions, visit www.iwm.org.uk/film-festival

1. IWM Short Film Festival 2017 Call for Entries Video on YouTube.