All posts by Minnie Crowe

09 Jul 2018

Announcing the MicroPitch Competition!


16-19 years old filmmakers are being offered the chance to pitch for funding and support to make a ‘microshort’ on their mobile phone, with four winning films screened at BAFTA as part of the annual TriForce Short Film Festival.

We’re teaming up with Into Film to offer 16-19 year olds the opportunity to pitch an idea for a microshort film (2-5 minutes long), shot on a mobile phone. Four winning teams of two will be selected to take part in a mobile phone making workshop and will receive production funding to complete their projects of £250 each!

All four completed films will then be showcased at BAFTA as part of the TriForce Short Film Festival on 1st December 2018, with the young filmmakers invited to attend and speak on a seminar panel about the process! You’ll get support along the way from Into Film and TriForce as well.

How to enter

If you’ve got a great idea for a microshort film, and are 16 -19 years old, we want to hear from you!

We’re doing our entries through Film Freeway, a free platform that brings together film festival from all over the world. All you need to enter is click on the button below and fill in the form. You’ll also need to attach:

1. A one page of A4 outlining your idea for a microshort film (2-5 minutes long) that could be shot on a mobile phone. This doesn’t have to be a full script, just a description of the idea.

2. A reference from a parent/guardian/teacher/youth worker. This just needs to be their name and contact details and a sentence saying they support your entry.

You can enter as an individual or as a team of two.

It’s completely free to enter.

What Happens Next?

The deadline for entries is 27th July. After that, we’ll sit down with Into Film and pick our 4 favourite ideas.

These four filmmaking teams will be invited to a mobile film making workshop. Into Film will be able to support with travel costs to make sure all those selected can make it.

After the workshop, you’ll have all the expertise you need to make your film. You’ll be given a budget of £250 per team for your film. You’ll go home and make the film yourselves (with support from Into Film). It will need to be finished by 4th November 2018.

The 4 films will all be shown at the TriForce Short Film Festival on Saturday 1st December at BAFTA in London! All our filmmakers will be invited to come to the festival and speak on a seminar panel before the screening about the mobile film making process and how they made their films. Again, Into Film will be able to support with travel costs for this.

Good luck and we look forward to seeing your ideas! Click HERE to enter.

28 Jun 2018

Content London Partners with TriForce Creative Network

We’re very excited to announce that TriForce Creative Network will be partnering with C21’s international drama conference, Content London in November 2018.

TriForce Short Film Festival finalist films will be showcased to an international industry audience at the event and we’ll also be hosting a WriterSlam at the conference, with many delegates from across the globe expected to attend.

It’s a fantastic opportunity for the talent we support to be seen by scripted execs from both the UK and the US, and helps us further our aims to offer as many career development opportunities as we can to the talent we support.

We’ll be announcing more information about the WriterSlam event shortly, so make sure you’re signed up to the mailing list so you don’t miss out.

You can read all about the partnership in C21 here.

24 May 2018

The TCN named as a CE50 company

We’re very excited to reveal that TriForce Creative Network has been names as one of Creative England’s #CE502018 companies to watch in the coming year!

Every year Creative England announces the CE50 list, celebrating the achievements  of the 50 best up and coming, innovative and disruptive individuals and companies across film, games and digital tech.

It’s great to be recognised among such illustrious company for the work we do opening doors into the film and TV industry for talent from all walks of life, especially in our 15th anniversary year. 2018/19 will see some big announcements from us, so make sure you keep up to date with us and sign up to the mailing list.

You can view the full announcement and list of all 50 companies on the Creative England website.

15 Apr 2018

Submissions Live for TriForce Short Film Festival 2018!

We’re very excited to announce that submissions are now live for the 2018 TriForce Short Film Festival!

There are lots of different film festivals in the UK and around the world, as a film maker it can be tough to know which ones to submit for. It’s important to choose a festival based on the end result; how much it will boost your short film and your filmmaking career. Here at TriForce, we pride ourselves on connecting filmmakers with the industry and offering them on-going guidance and support following the TriForce Short Film Festival.

We’re continuing to work on making this our best festival yet, so here are just a few reasons why you should submit your film for TFSFF.

The Location – Screen your film at BAFTA!

We’re excited to be hosting the TriForce Short Film Festival at BAFTA for the 6th year running! All our 16 shortlisted films are screened at the home of British film.

The supporters and prizes

Best of Fest Award Supported by Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE
Stefan provides a £1000 prize for the winner and the opportunity to pitch their next short film idea to him. If successful, he will provide funding and support with the filmmaking process. Stefan is currently working with last years’ Best of Fest winner Adara Todd on their next project.

Best Non Scripted Award

The winner will receive a £500 cash prize and advice and guidance from our Non Scripted supporter.

 Audience Choice Award

The winner will receive a £250 cash prize and advice and guidance from our Audience Choice Award supporter.

Byrne-Williams Bursary supported by John Byrne and Lola Williams

This award is selected by journalist John and agent Lola. They will offer their favourite filmmaker a £1000 bursary to be used for career development.

The judges

 We’re very proud of our judging panel – it’s a mixture of experienced creatives as well as industry people who could really help your career. This year our judges include:

Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE – Financier/ Serial Entrepreneur/ Charity Chairman/ Philanthropist

Richard Curtis – Writer/Director

Nadine Marsh-Edwards – Company Director, Greenacre Films

Carl Callam – Assistant Commissioning Editor – Short Form, BBC3

Simon Young – VP EMEA Acquisitions, Shorts International

Lola Williams – Director, New Wonder Management

We’ll be announcing a couple more additions to this list – but honestly, if you want your film watched by someone in a position to fund or buy your next project, as well as the director of Love Actually, and the producer of Been So Long, well, you’re in the right place!

Check out our judges biogs here:


But don’t take our word for it…

Check out our festival reviews on Film Freeway, or just listen to what some of last year’s finalists have to say…

How to Submit:

The three categories for this year’s competition are:

  • Microshorts – open to films under five minutes long and can be of any genre.
  • General Scripted – open to scripted films between five and 20 minutes long
  • Non-Scripted – open to non-scripted films between five and 20 minutes long

The submission fees are always kept as low as possible, starting with free for our Microshorts category.


16th April – 14th September – FREE

General Scripted and Non-Scripted

Earlybird: 16th April – 22nd June – $25

Standard: 23rd June – 14th September – $35

We use Film Freeway for all our submissions.

To submit for TFSFF, visit:

Tickets for general attendance will be available soon. Sign up to our mailing list to be in the know!

10 Jan 2018 discount – 20% off premium membership

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04 Dec 2017

2017 Winners Announced!



 Adrian Lester and Babou Cesay were amongst some of the stars who attend the event

 London: Monday 4th December 2017 – Leading lights from the world of Film and TV gathered on Saturday night at the TriForce Short Film Festival 2017 to support diversity across the industry.

Stars including Adrian Lester, Babou Cesay and Cathy Tyson walked the red carpet at the festival’s gala event at BAFTA, where Adara Todd’s Twiddly Things was awarded the prestigious Best of the Fest prize.









The event marks six years since the TriForce Short Film Festival was launched with a focus on recognising and supporting emerging diverse talent. Hundreds of entries were submitted to a panel of judges including director Neil Biswas, writer John Byrne, BBC Assistant Commissioner Jay Davidson, Shiver’s Michelle Matherson, Carter Pilcher, CEO of Shorts TV, renowned Executive Producer Alexander Gardiner, acclaimed actor Indira Varma and Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE. The final sixteen films were screened across the day to an audience of peers and key industry representatives.

The festival culminated in the star studded gala where the final four films were screened and the winners of the Best of the Fest Award, the Audience Choice Award, the Williams-Byrne Bursary and the Best Non Scripted Award, were announced. All of the winners were rewarded with career development prizes provided by Professor Stefan Allesch Taylor CBE, ITV’s Shiver, and Lola Williams and John Byrne, as well as cash prizes. Other partners this year included BFI, Creative England, Sargent-Disc Ltd. and Broadcast.

Best of the Fest winning film, Twiddly Things, was celebrated for its in-depth portrayal of Alzheimer’s sufferer Polly as she shares how dementia has impacted her existence. The animated film takes viewers on an emotional journey as she takes them back to memories she remembers, and explains how she feels when she starts to forget.

Todd is a London based animator and producer, specialising in stop motion animation.

The winning film-making team were awarded a £1000 cash prize as well as the chance to pitch to Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE for funding and mentoring for their next short film. They will also receive support from Moneypenny International in putting together their budget.

The Best Non Scripted Award was won by Mia Mullarkey’s Throwline, which follows a group of taxi drivers in Ireland as they join together to form a suicide prevention group. Uniquely positioned to patrol the night, the drivers keep vigil over the city’s streets and bridges. The short film accompanies the drivers at night and bears witness to their world of rescues and revelations.

Mullarkey won a £500 cash prize as well as the opportunity to meet with Shiver Talent Exec Michelle Matherson following the festival for advice and guidance on her career.

Minnie Ayres, COO of TriForce Creative Network, says: “We’ve been working towards a more inclusive industry both on and off screen since we launched the TriForce Short Film Festival six years ago and are so proud to be at the forefront of the movement for greater diversity in film and TV.

 Selecting the winners is always difficult when you have incredible work to choose from, but this year’s stood out for telling important stories in such a compelling way.”

The Audience Choice Award, voted by the audience on the night, also went to Mia Mullarkey’s Throwline. The Audience Choice Award winner took home a £250 cash prize as well as mentoring from the team.

 The winner of the Williams-Byrne Bursary of £1000 was Steve Brett’s Abe, a heartfelt story of love and loss. The short film follows the struggle of Abe, a reclusive, mentally ill, homeless man as he tries to make sense of his life on the streets of Los Angeles.

 The other finalist film was:


 A suicidal farmer’s life hangs in the balance as he waits for it to rain, in this powerful drama from Simran Sidhu. A Punjabi language short film, Rain takes you on an intense journey and stars Yashpal Sharma from the Oscar-nominated Lagaan.

 All prize winners also receive a copy of HitFilm 4 Pro, a VFX and editing software to help them with their next project, as well as a free subscription to online film academy, Indie Film Hustle

 TFSFF boasts a wealth of high profile patrons which include; writer, director and sometime actor, Kathy Burke, The Walking Dead star David Morrissey, Broadchurch’s Marianne Jean Baptiste, actor David Oyelowo (Selma, Nightingale), actress Kacey Ainsworth, (EastEnders, Grantchester), producer Hilary Bevan Jones (The Escape Artist, Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot), Oscar winning director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play), actor, writer and director Noel Clarke (Star Trek Into Darkness, Kidulthood), Nicholas Pinnock (Top Boy, Fortitude), Zawe Ashton (Dreams of a Life, Fresh Meat) and award winning writer Roy Williams OBE.

TFSFF, which is a career development focused initiative, has also secured a number of high profile companies and organisations as partners for this year’s festival, including Professor Stefan Allesch Taylor CBE, Sargent Disc Ltd., Creative England, the BFI, Shorts TV,, Rapid Pictures, Spark Media, the Mama Youth Project, the National Film and Television School, Indie Film Hustle, HitFilm, Miffy Moments, Popcorn Kitchen, The Athenaeum Hotel, Nails Inc and Franklin & Sons,  who will be providing seminar speakers, prizes, opportunities and guidance to entrants and attendees, as well as supporting seminars, awards and the industry expo room at BAFTA.

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For further information please contact:

 Melanie Webb

Abigail Williams,