It has been said that if you cannot tell a story in less than 30 minutes, it’s not worth telling at all. It is with this in mind that 2 Short Nights Film Festival announces its call for entries for 2015. This year marks the 14th year of the festival which has showcased BAFTA qualifying short film from around the world via its International Open Screening. All films accepted for 2 Short Nights will be automatically nominated for the 2 Short Nights Audience Award along with the BAFTA International Short Film Award. The deadline for entries is 17 July and those chosen will be screened at the festival on 26-27 November.
During the festival, the infamous 48 Hour Film Challenge will be held. Filmmakers who believe they have what it takes to shoot, edit and submit a film within the window of 48 hours will be given the opportunity to show off their skills. The festival continues its approach of opening filmmaking avenues emerging figures within the industry; the 48 hour film challenge is open to anybody with a camera and a great story to tell. Entrants must team up and enter by Wednesday 19 July to qualify for the opportunity.
The festival aims to offers those attending the opportunity to discover different narratives as much as possible. There are no constraints on the genre of the piece submitted and previous films have included dramas, documentaries, comedies and horror. The only requirement is that the film has the theme of Myths and Legend’s and that it features the soundtrack Strangers in the Making performed by Drunk With Joy. Full details about entering and all terms and conditions can be found on the 2 Short Nights Film Festival website.
2 Short Nights is supported by both Colourburn – Creative Filmmaking & Marketing and Exeter Pheonix; Devon’s foremost multi art form venue. The venue is renowned in the small town for offering a wide variety of cultural events including art, film, theatre, music, comedy as well as a host of other learning experiences. The site boasts several art galleries, editing suites, artist’ studios, radio station and a print workshop all centred around a café bar that sources locally sourced food and drink.
2 Short Nights Film Festival, call for entries closes 17 July. To enter and to find out more, visit twoshortnights.wordpress.com
2 Short Nights Film Festival, 26 – 27 November 2015. Gandy St, Exeter, Devon EX4 3LS.
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