Thank you to Film News for featuring our 16 shortlisted films online! You can read the full article here.
A limited number of tickets are still available for the festival on Saturday at BFI Southbank. Click on the TICKETS page for more details.
We’re offering a #BlackFriday 20% off on Day Passes and Gala Tickets for the next few days! Use code TFBLACKFRIDAY from today until 11.45pm on Fri 29 Nov to get your discounted ticket for TriForce Short Film Festival 2019 on Sat 30 Nov at BFI Southbank!
With the discount code you can get day passes for just £20, giving you access to 5 screenings, 4 seminars, 4 workshops and a networking Expo, keeping you busy from 11am – 6.50pm.
Gala tickets are just £56 with the code, giving you access to a drinks and canape reception, awards ceremony and finalists screening, as well as a goody bag and after party till 1am!
How’s this for some amazing news? In 2017, TriForce Short Film Festival teamed up with Shorts TV to offer one filmmaker a prize of £3000 funding to make a short. The winners were Alberto Corredor and Lorcan OReilly, (you can read all about their journey here) who went on to create a fantastic horror short, Baghead.
Baghead premiered at TriForce Short Film Festival in December 2017, and went on to have storming success at festivals, bagging a huge number of awards. And now, StudioCanal have bought the short and will turn it into feature, to be directed by Alberto and exec produced by him and Lorcan!
We are so excited by this amazing news! Can’t wait to see the feature!
Fantastic to see TriForce Short Film Festival featured online in The Voice, announcing our shortlisted films.
Check out the full article here: https://www.voice-online.co.uk/entertainment/arts-culture/2019/11/18/triforce-short-film-festival-2019-announces-shortlisted-films/
TRIFORCE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2019 ANNOUNCES SHORTLISTED FILMS, JUDGED BY IDRIS ELBA AND GURINDER CHADHA
– Shortlisted films selected by leading filmmakers including Elba and Chadha –
– Annual short film festival hosted by TriForce Creative Network takes place at BFI Southbank on 30th November –
14 November 2019: The TriForce Short Film Festival (TFSFF), established by the TriForce Creative Network to promote, support and showcase the diverse range of talent in contemporary filmmaking, has announced the shortlist of films for its 2019 Festival. Showcasing the best in short film from the UK and across the globe, the Festival will be held on 30th November at BFI Southbank.
16 short films have been selected to be showcased throughout the day long festival, with half of the films having been made by BAME filmmakers, and over 60% of the film directed by women. The Festival offers a unique chance to bring filmmakers together with influential figures in the UK film and TV industry, enabling participants a channel to further their careers.
Shortlisted films have been judged by a panel of influential industry figures including Golden Globe and SAG winning actor, director, producer and musician, Idris Elba and award-winning writer, producer, director Gurinder Chadha, OBE.
Idris Elba, whose credits include Luther, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Marvel’s Avengers franchise, said; “It’s an honour to be part of the TriForce Short Film Festival judging panel. There is a crucial need in the UK film and TV industry to include voices from every walk of life to ensure our community is one of inclusivity, which is why this festival is so important.”
All shortlisted films for The TriForce Short Film Festival 2019 are as follows:
Non-Scripted Category (Supported by Multi Story):
General Submissions Category:
The panel also chose the four finalists who are in contention for the ‘Best of the Fest’ Award, supported by Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE. They are:
The 16 shortlisted films showcase a range of genres and topics, covering everything from politics, identity, religion, LGTBQ, family, and love stories, through drama, documentary and animation. They were submitted by filmmakers from across the UK and internationally with entries also coming from South Africa and USA. All the shortlisted films will be screened at the festival at BFI Southbank in London to an audience of peers and key industry representatives.
Alongside Elba and Chadha, the selected films were chosen by a panel of renowned industry experts included Multi Story’s Head of Documentaries, Mark Ruben, talent agent Lola Williams, Metro’s Chief Film Critic Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, Ten10 Films producer and MD Tendeka Matatu, Head of BFI Network, Jessica Loveland and executive producer Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE. The Non-Scripted Winner will win £500 and meet with Mark Rubens at Multi Story as part of their prize. In addition, the ‘Best of the Fest’ winner will win £1000, a Panasonic DC-GH5MEB-K camera worth £1500 and meeting with Allesch-Taylor to pitch for financing for their next project, as part of his continued relationship with the Festival. There are two further prizes of a £750 bursary supported by John Byrne and Lola Williams for the most promising director, as well as an Audience Choice Award of £250 chosen by the audience at the gala. All 16 shortlisted filmmakers will win a year’s Raindance membership.
Minnie Ayres, COO of TriForce said; “We’re very excited to be moving to a new home at BFI Southbank, enabling us to offer additional workshops and seminars for emerging filmmakers during the day, alongside a fantastic array of short films. Representation matters, and with our film selection, you will see a hugely diverse range of stories and talent on and off screen.”
TFSFF boasts a wealth of high profile patrons including; Kathy Burke, David Morrissey (The Walking Dead ), David Oyelowo (Selma), Kacey Ainsworth, (EastEnders, Grantchester), Noel Clarke (Bulletproof), Nicholas Pinnock (Top Boy, Fortitude), Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat), producer Hilary Bevan Jones (Deep State), director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland), and award-winning writer Roy Williams OBE.
Each year, TFSFF partners each category screening of the 16 shortlisted films across the day with seminars and workshops led by leading industry professionals focused on current issues within the TV and film industry and career development. This year’s partners include Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE, BFI Network, Multi Story, Raindance, Mama Youth Project, Variety, Into Film, National Film and Television School, Creative England, Film London, The Film Festival Doctor John Byrne and Lola Williams, The Sea Containers and Panasonic.
The full schedule for the day can be found here.
Please see the TFSFF website for more information on all the films. Tickets* for the festival are available now via the website at www.tfsff.com
* Ticket prices are kept as low as possible to enable people from all walks of life to attend. A day pass gives access to all seminars, screenings, workshops and the expo, while cheaper individual screening and seminar tickets are also available.
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For further information please contact:
Charlie Wainwright, Premier on behalf of TriForce Short Film Festival
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Notes To Editors:
About the TriForce Short Film Festival
TFSFF is a short film festival established by the TriForce Creative Network in 2012 to showcase talent in contemporary film-making, helping emerging film-makers to develop skills and access opportunities to further their careers. With a focus on recognising and supporting diverse talent, the festival brings together filmmakers with the movers and shakers in the industry, enabling emerging artists to break into the mainstream. 16 shortlisted films get the chance to be seen on the big screen, in front of key industry representatives, with the winning film-makers earning career development opportunities with our industry partners, as well as a cash prize for their next project.
The TFSFF takes place at BFI Southbank, presenting a packed day of seminars tackling the key issues of the industry and offering invaluable advice from industry professionals, alongside a bustling industry expo and screenings of the shortlisted films. Concluding with a red-carpet gala evening attended by high profile supporters, the TFSFF is the place to see untapped and diverse talent, showcasing innovative story-telling and visually stunning short films.
This years’ TFSFF judging panel includes;
About the TriForce Creative Network
TriForce Creative Network was built on a strong ethos of inclusion and access, opening doors to the industry to people from all walks of life and providing a trusted and viable avenue for the industry to discover diverse talent. We provide opportunities for actors, writers, directors, producers and crew through the following initiatives:
Tickets for this year’s TriForce Short Film Festival are now available to buy! And there’s an Earlybird Discount available if you book before 31 October!
When: Saturday 30 November, 11am – 10.30pm
Where: BFI Southbank
That’s right, we’re in a new home for 2019, at the fabulous BFI Southbank, taking over a third of the building! Our reception desk will be next to the BFI Box Office, so we’re easy to find.
Over the course of the day, there are a host of events run by industry professionals as well as an expo room filled with film-making organisations. Check out the itinerary on our website for the full list of sessions.
This year’s programme is all about taking control of your career, with advice for aspiring directors, tips on setting up your own production companies and practical workshops on camera techniques and film funding.
In addition to the seminars and workshops, 16 shortlisted films will be shown in NFT3 and the day ends with an evening gala, where the winners of TFSFF are announced!
20% off with our EarlyBird Discount Code
Take advantage of our best value ticket, the Day Pass. This gives you access to all seminars, screenings, workshops and expo room. Usually priced at £25 (single event tickets are £10 each), we’re running an early bird discount until 31 October, where you’ll pay just £20. Use code: EARLYBIRDTRIFORCE.