Got a short film just waiting to be discovered?

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).

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


Earlybird: £10

Normal: £15/£10

Late: £35/£25

As we are a charity, we do not offer fee waivers to any filmmakers – no exceptions.


Earlybird: 14 May 2017

Normal: 15 Aug 2017

Late: 1 Sept 2017

The IMDb New Filmmaker Award Grand Final will be held on 7 November 2017, at Komedia, Bath, during FilmBath Festival.

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