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Awards and submissions for 2018 are now CLOSED

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The IMDb New Filmmaker Award is designed to promote emerging talent and is open to anyone who has a short film between 1 and 10 minutes and with no previous distribution.

The prize is £1000 cash (to go towards making your next film) as well as the much sought-after IMDb New Filmmaker Award itself. On top of that you will receive an extremely rare IMDb enamel badge and your film will get its very own page on IMDb. Winners will also receive £1000 worth of hire kit from Visual Impact (for UK based filmmakers only).

Deadlines and dates for 2018

Earlybird – £10 – 14 May 2018

Regular – £15/£10 – 15 Aug 2018

Late – £35/£25 – 1 Sept 2018

Gala final at Komedia, Bath – 7 Nov 2018

Submissions only via Withoutabox (please do NOT ask for a fee waiver, thank you)

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Read the rules about the IMDb New Filmmaker Award Rules here.