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The logo of the festival.BOX FILM FESTIVAL (Newbury, UK)

Closing dates:
early-bird 31st October 2017
regular 31st January 2018
late deadline 28th February 2018

Festival:  7th May 2018

The Box Short Film Competition started in 2013. The name comes from a local theatre group who like to work "outside the box". The event is  judged by industry pros. The prime focus for the festival is encouraging filmakers in the community and so films must be made in the UK with a special category for films made in Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire or Oxfordshire.

All shortlisted films will be presented at the festival to celebrate local filmmaking talent and to provide the opportunity for you to meet and network with your creative peers. The Out the Box Performance Group is dedicated to connecting writers, directors, shooters and actors, in order to help and encourage people to fulfil their creative dreams.

Your film must be an original piece under 15 minutes long and must have been completed in the year up to the February deadline.

They use the online Film Freeway system so fees are quoted in US dollars (as you pay online with PayPal or credit card you get charged in pounds sterling):
local films (Oxford, Berks, Wilts, Hamps) early $1, regular $2, late $5
other UK shorts early $5, $10 and $20 respectively

Music and score must only be used with the copyright owner's permission. Must have been completed in the calendar year before the closing date.Whether you work in film for a living, or do it just for fun, this is a fantastic opportunity to get your work seen by the wider community. We are looking for individual style, fine writing and great execution.  Whatever the genre - comedy, tragedy or horror – we want to see it! 

Email: outthebox.secretary@gmail.com
Websites: www.theboxfilmfestival.co.uk
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