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Colchester Film Festival


The festival will be held at the iconic Firstsite gallery on the 5th to the 7th of October 2012.

Our aim is to create an event that enriches the local film cultural and inspires audiences and filmmakers a like by showcasing the best short films from the U.K and beyond. As well as offing a programme of great short films the festival will feature a series of educational workshops and master classes for anyone wanting to learn more about filmmaking and the film industry. 



Colchester Film Festival 2013

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Colchester Film Festival is an international short film festival taking place at the Firstsite Gallery in Colchester from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th of October 2013

We will be showcasing some of the best short films from the UK and around the world as well as offering a programme of workshops, master classes and panel discussions from industry professionals for anyone wanting to learn more about filmmaking and the film industry.

Submissions for this years festival are FREE and now open along with registration for the 48 hour film challenge.

The 2012 Festival showcased 41 of the best short films from 13 different countries, from first time filmmakers to Oscar nominated short films. Alongside the films there were film related workshops, master classes and panel discussion from Luke Snellin (BAFTA Nominated Director of ‘Mixtape’), Julian Unthank (writer of the Oscar Nominated ‘Love at First Sight’), Steven Hall (Credits include: ‘War Horse’, ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Batman Begins), John Wrathall (writer of Good), Matthew McGuchan (Writer of Truth or Dare), Peter Findley (Production Designer: Nine), Toby Roberts, Will Wright and Emma Curtis.

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Submissions to Colchester Film Festival 2013 are now open and it’s completely FREE to submit your film.

Last year we received an amazing selection of short films from all around the world, from first time filmmakers to Oscar nominated short films. So whether your short film is a adrenaline fuelled thrill ride, side splittingly hilarious, hide behind the sofa scary, insanely bizarre, cool as hell, heart-warmingly romantic or just plain awesome we want to see it!

Deadline for submissions is Monday 1st July.

This year you have the option to submit your films online or via DVD screener, full details are contained in the submission form which you can download from our festival site.

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15 Queen Street
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