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08 Oct 2017

Fund Your Short Film With Genera

 

You’ve got an idea for a short, you’ve got your team around you raring to go and now all you need is the money to get started. Getting film funding can be a difficult process, which is why we’ve set up a relationship with Genera, to help you showcase your short film just in time to submit for the TFSFF.

Genera provide an alternative way for short filmmakers to achieve funding worldwide. You pay a one-off fee (per project), the films are shortlisted by the Genera team and you can receive up to £5,000 funding. It’s straightforward and doesn’t take commission like you would get with crowdfunding. New for Autumn 2017: Genera now have a partnership with ProCam and are offering the winning filmmakers £28,400 worth of equipment to make their films.

We spoke to Genera Founder and CEO Christian Parton:

Why did you set up Genera?

Having seen and experienced the struggle to fund Short Films I knew there had to be an alternative way to receive funding – A way that didn’t require a lengthy audition process or loss of creative control when applying through film bodies, or the challenges of setting up a crowdfunding page! Genera was set up to provide a ‘no strings attached’ funding platform for Short Filmmakers.

Why should someone choose Genera to fund their film instead of alternative methods? 

Genera is about serving the filmmaker. Of course, there are other options available, however, you’re inevitably faced with costly fees, lack of creative control and loss of valuable time. At Genera, we support passionate, creative short filmmakers without any of these obstacles. Funding is awarded quarterly and submissions are open 365 days a year. We also have a growing list of partners who provide our filmmakers with incredible deals and offers not to be missed. All of this from a modest one-off submission fee.

What stands out to you in a submission?

At Genera, we are looking for passion and creative flare. Where the filmmaker is passionate about their project, it never fails to shine through. We look for diverse and exciting projects filled with potential.

 


TriForce Short Film Festival are a registered partner of Genera,  meaning you can receive £5 off your submission fee, making it £15 to enter instead of £20.

The funding round is currently open and you can apply with discount code: Gen25Tri

Click here to find out more about applying for funding.

 

07 Jun 2017

The Pitch – brought to you by ShortsTV and TriForce Short Film Festival!

Thinking of submitting to TriForce Short Film Festival this year but need to get your budget together? We are offering filmmakers the amazing opportunity to win £3000 towards their short film project, as well as the support of experienced producers from ShortsTV!

The Pitch is a film making initiative brought to you by TriForce and ShortsTV. It gives filmmakers the opportunity to pitch their next short film idea to a judging panel for the chance to have their short film produced. It’s completely free to enter too.

ShortsTV have the world’s largest catalogue of high quality short movies available on TV, online and in theatre’s. They also produce short film content for broadcasters and brands. They are the world’s first and only HD TV channel dedicated to showcasing short movies.

They have run The Pitch for several years and helped boost the careers of short film makers by offering this fantastic opportunity. They most recently ran The Pitch in Cannes – click here to find out more.

If you have a winning concept for a short film and need to get it off the ground, this could be the competition for you.

To submit, you’ll need to:

  • Fill in a short form including a synopsis of your idea (maximum 10 mins film).
  • Send a draft script for Live Action films or submit a storyboard for Animation films.
  • Include a draft budget (maximum £3000).
  • Include any other supporting material showing your previous work (website, showreel, video clips etc.)

How will it work?

  • Entries will need to be submitted by 7 July
  • The pitches will be shortlisted by industry professionals. Five pitches will be selected for the shortlist.
  • The final five will pitch their films to ShortsTV and TriForce Creative Network in London on 5th August with the winner being announced on the day.
  • The winning filmmaker will then create their short film with ShortsTV and deliver to TriForce Creative Network by 13 November

And if getting the budget for your film wasn’t exciting enough, in addition the film will be screened at the TriForce Short Film Festival at BAFTA on 2 December! The winning filmmaker will also receive two day passes for the festival and gala passes.

ShortsTV are our seminar partner for TFSFF this year. Be sure to keep an eye out for their seminar at the festival.

Click here to enter the competition – just fill in the form and you could win the budget for your next short!

The Pitch

08 May 2017

TFSFF 2017: Submissions Open!

Submissions are now open for TriForce Short Film Festival 2017!

The sixth annual TriForce Creative Network film festival will take place at BAFTA on Saturday 2nd December 2017.

The TriForce Short Film Festival supports the careers of film directors, producers, below the line talent and screenwriters working in the short independent film sector and increases diversity and collaboration in short film production. The festival aims to find and acknowledge innovative storytelling and connect filmmakers with industry professionals. Showcasing the best in short film, alongside a programme of career focused seminars throughout the day and an industry expo, the TriForce Short Film Festival is the place to be to further your career in film.

The three categories 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

View the submission guidelines here.

Do you have a short film ready and waiting to be showcased to the industry? Make your short an award winning one by submitting for the TriForce Short Film Festival.

Click here to submit your film.

Check out our award winning films from 2016. From left to right: ‘Glow’ Winner of Best of the Fest, ‘I Believe in Pink’ Winner of Best Non-Scripted and ‘The Dead Sea’ Winner of Audience Choice Award. Click here to see all of the films.