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SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN!

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Submissions are now open for Watford Short Film Festival 2018!
You can enter your film via our FilmFreeway page: https://filmfreeway.com/WatfordShortFilmFestival Here is a reminder of the categories for this event: - Short Drama
- Short Documentary
- Short Animation - Short Drama [College / University]
- Short Documentary [College / University]
- Short Animation [College / University] - Short Drama [Under 16]
- Short Documentary [Under 16]
- Short Animation [Under 16]
Early-bird entry (1st March - 1st April)  Regular entry (2nd April - 6th May)  Late entry (7th May - 27th May)

1 Week to Go!

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Submissions open for #WatfordShortFF next week!
All submissions will be handled via our FilmFreeway page: https://filmfreeway.com/WatfordShortFilmFestival
Here is a reminder of the festival categories: - Short Drama
- Short Documentary
- Short Animation - Short Drama [College / University]
- Short Documentary [College / University]
- Short Animation [College / University] - Short Drama [Under 16]
- Short Documentary [Under 16]
- Short Animation [Under 16] Festival submissions start from as little as £1 per film!
Early-bird entry (1st March - 1st April) £1  Regular entry (2nd April - 6th May) £5 Late entry (7th May - 27th May) £10

INTRODUCING: WSFF 18 Judging Panel

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Introducing our judging panel for 2018:

Mark Crane:
''Desire, dereliction and a sense of just being outside, on the fringe of something beautiful or dark that echoes in our lives, sometimes we peek through the crack and sometimes we dive in''Director and writer Mark Crane of Theatre On Wax produces theatre, film and installation work.Born in Watford in 1969, Mark Studied fine art in Hertfordshire and special effects in America.  He has worked on numerous films including Labyrinth, Judge Dredd and Nightbreed.find out more at www.theatreonwax.com
Shaun Clark: Shaun Clark is an award winning Filmmaker based in London. He studied animation at the National Film and Television School in the UK. In 2016 he won the London Short film festival and has also won prizes at Clermont Ferrand and the Melies d'Argent prize. His work is BAFTA nominated and he was part of the Olivier award winning team on the Sam Mendes  show Charlie and the chocolate factory.
Retrospectives of his work h…

New Partner Announced!

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We are excited to announce that Warner Bros. Studio Tour London have partnered with us for 2018's #WatfordShortFF!

1 month to go until submissions open

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Submissions for #WatfordShortFF open next month! Here is a reminder of the festival categories: - Short Drama
- Short Documentary
- Short Animation - Short Drama [College / University]
- Short Documentary [College / University]
- Short Animation [College / University] - Short Drama [Under 16]
- Short Documentary [Under 16]
- Short Animation [Under 16] Early bird submissions cost £1 and open on Thursday 1st March 2018 via our FilmFreeway page: https://filmfreeway.com/WatfordShortFilmFestival Best of luck to everyone submitting a film, we can not wait to see your amazing films!

Introducing our 2018 festival director and programmers!

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James Dyer - Festival Director James is a local filmmaker who is currently studying at The Northern Film School. Last year, his short film 'Home Town' was featured on the Big Screen at The Parade as well as appearing at film festivals in Scotland and Croydon.



Abigail Regan - Festival Programmer  Abigail is an undergraduate Director at The Northern Film School in Leeds. She also dabbles in Screenwriting and Producing. Her 2016 Documentary Short 'The Man behind the Mask' has recently been accepted and screened at two film festivals in the US; Orlando Film Festival and Grand Rapids Comicon Film Festival in Michigan. She is currently Directing her graduation film 'From The Inside'.



Robert McKendrick - Festival Programmer A film and television alumni of West Herts College, Robert now works as a professional photographer at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London with ambition to work within the film industry in the near future.

Media Partner Confirmed

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We are thrilled to announce Mustr Watford as our official media partner. They will be providing video coverage for the event, you can their amazing work on their website: http://mustr.co.uk/watford/
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