Earlier this year we launched the Picturehouse Members’ Film Competition, reaching out to our creative audience, and asking them to submit a short film idea. One lucky Member will win the chance to make their short film, fully funded, and to showcase it in the trailer reels before every feature film at Picturehouse Cinemas.
The deadline for entering closed last week and we have been overwhelmed by the number, quality and spirit of the submissions we received. We would like to thank everyone who entered. Members have submitted more than 500 treatments, which we have spent an extremely enjoyable week reading through. The team have chosen a shortlist of four. Now it’s over to YOU.
Read each short film script by selecting the title below:
WE RISE is a documentary featuring a rock band made of adults with learning disabilities. The film would demonstrate powerfully how people who struggle to fit in, in the wider world can come together and find belonging through music.
TIME AND RELATIVES is a live action comedy about a young boy who notices that the more elderly relatives he brings together at a stuffy family get together, the more time slows down. By bringing enough of the family together he manages to create a time machine.
DANIEL is a quirky live action comedy about an urban scarecrow who feels completely out of place in the city he inhabits.
THROWN OUT is an animated story of a ball of paper, who, after being discarded by a writer, goes on a little adventure to find itself somewhere to belong in the world.
Vote for your favourite and make a Picturehouse Members’ dream of seeing their film on cinema screens around the country a reality. Voting closes on 9 June 2016.
The Picturehouse Members’ Short Film Competition judging panel comprises: Asif Kapadia (director, Senna, Amy), Barbara Broccoli (producer, Skyfall, SPECTRE), Danny Perkins (CEO of StudioCanal), Ben Roberts (director of BFI Film Fund), Kate Gardiner (head of Fox Searchlight UK), Tim Bevan (producer, The Theory Of Everything, Les Misérables), Tessa Ross (executive producer, Slumdog Millionaire, 12 Years A Slave), Clare Binns (director of programming and acquisitions, Picturehouse Cinemas), Gurinder Chadha (director, Bride And Prejudice, Bend It Like Beckham), Edith Bowman (presenter), Lolly Thomson (McCann London co-president), Charles Gant (film critic, Heat, The Guardian) and Picturehouse Members.