Entries welcome for Solihull's second Short is Beautiful Film Festival - The Solihull Observer

Entries welcome for Solihull's second Short is Beautiful Film Festival

Solihull Editorial 25th May, 2024   0

FILMMAKERS are being called on to submit their short films and trailers for Solihull’s second annual Short is Beautiful Film Festival.

And entrants could be in with the chance to win awards in a range of categories and have their films shown on the big screen during the festival.

Solihull Council and Culture Solihull are joining forces to host the festival at Cineworld in Touchwood on October 22.

Short is Beautiful aims to support and develop filmmakers from across the West Midlands and is part of an ongoing artist and creatives development support programme.

Short is Beautiful is open to receiving entries from any genre, whether animation, documentary, drama or experimental – the judges are interested in how you tell stories, explore ideas or concepts in short-form content.




Winners of each category will be announced at the festival and each category winner will receive a winner’s laurel, certificate, and £50 Amazon gift card.

A separate award will be presented for the Best Overall Film.


The categories are trailers and films under five minutes, films between five and 10 minutes, films between 10 and 15 minutes and films between 15 and 20 minutes.

As well as featuring a host of short films from talented West Midlands filmmakers, Short is Beautiful will also host a live question and answer session with a judging panel of industry professionals.

All shortlisted finalists will receive two complimentary tickets to the festival and a selection laurel.

Films can be submitted here.

The submission deadline is August 4 and entries cost £6 per film.

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