THE HARVEST SHORT FILM COMPETITION
The Harvest Short Film Competition is an open call to all filmmakers from around the world, living and working in both rural and urban landscapes, to submit films under 15 minutes relating to the festival themes of farming, food and land. The invitation comes from the festival organiser, Lower Hewood Farm and Common Ground.
This year, the short film submissions will be judged by Guy Shrubsole, campaigner for Friends of the Earth and author of Who Owns England?, Dictynna Hood, writer/director of drama features Wreckers and Us Among The Stones soon to premier at the London Film Festival and Adrian Cooper, director of Common Ground and producer of Arcadia. Please find more information on the judges here.
The announcement of the winning films will take place immediately after the screening of the shortlisted competition entries at the Harvest Film Festival on Saturday 9th November. A DVD of the shortlist can be made available (pending permission from the film-makers) for other events across the UK who are also hosting Harvest Film Festivals or other events. All shortlisted film-makers will be able to pitch new projects to Common Ground for production.
First prize: £600 and a week-long residency at Lower Hewood Farm.
Second prize: £200 and a selection of produce from Lower Hewood Farm available for collection.
Third prize: £100 and a selection of produce from Lower Hewood Farm available for collection.
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY 20th SEPTEMBER 2019.