Showing posts from January, 2018

Introducing our 2018 festival director and programmers!

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

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:

2018 Categories Announced

Introducing the categories for Watford Short Film Festival 2018: - 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] Submissions open on Thursday 1st March 2018 via our FilmFreeway page: We wish you the best of luck and can't wait to see all of your wonderful films! #WatfordShortFF

Watford Short Film Festival to Support 'Home Start'

We are proud to be supporting Home-Start Watford & Three Rivers at our film festival, more updates to follow! #WatfordShortFF

More information about this charity can be found here: 

Festival Submission Information

Here is the submission information for entering a film into Watford Short Film Festival 2018: Submissions dates are as follows: EARLY-BIRD SUBMISSION - Thursday 1st March 2018 - £1 ($1.35) SUBMISSION FEE REGULAR SUBMISSION - Monday 2nd April 2018 - £5 ($6.78) SUBMISSION FEE LATE SUBMISSION - Monday 7th May 2018 - £10 ($13.55) SUBMISSION FEE All films must be submitted through our FilmFreeway page: Official Selection announcements will take place on Monday 4th June 2018

2018 Poster Released

We're starting off 2018 by introducing our official festival poster! News on the film submission process will be revealed in due course, watch this space! #WatfordShortFF