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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.

 

28 Jul 2017

Everything you need to know about TFSFF 2017

 

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.

On 2 December, BAFTA will host the sixth annual TriForce Short Film Festival and we’re continuing to work on making this our best festival yet. Here are just a few reasons why you should submit your film.

 

The supporters and prizes

 

Best of Fest Award SponsorProfessor 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 film-making process. Stefan is currently working with last years’ Best of Fest winner on their next project.

 

Best Non Scripted Award SponsorShiver, ITV’s Factual Department.
The winner will receive a £500 cash prize and advice and guidance following the festival from Shiver.
www.shiver.tv

 


Audience Choice Award Sponsor
Mandy Network
The winner will receive a 1 year free membership for Mandy Network Film and TV Pro, £250 and mentoring from the Mandy team.
www.mandy.com

 

 

Award Prize Giver – Hit Film
Hit Film are offering 6 licences of HitFilm Pro 2017 for each award category (6 activation’s per team), worth £308.00 per package. The editing and VFX software contains everything you need to create huge scale movies on an indie budget.
www.hitfilm.com


Bursary Donation
–  The Williams-Byrne Bursary, supported by New Wonder Management
This bursary will award a cash prize of £1000 to a filmmaker showing exceptional promise.

 

Award Prize Giver – Indie Film Hustle
Indie Film Hustle are offering a free 30 day membership for 4 winners for all Indie Film Hustle courses.
www.indiefilmhustle.com



On the day career development

There are four seminars throughout the day which focus on all areas of the industry. These are invaluable sessions from respected professionals which will help you in your career. The seminars will be announced shortly. Click here to view the 2016 seminars.

There is also an exhibition room filled with companies who can provide you with industry advice. Confirmed for 2017 so far is NFTS, Mama Youth, DPP and BECTU. More to be announced shortly!


To submit for TFSFF, visit: http://tfsff.com/submissions/

Tickets for general attendance will be available soon. Sign up to our mailing list to be in the know! http://triforcepromotions.us3.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=ec1692306ae5525449ed0309b&id=323793f2d4

 

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. 

04 Dec 2016

Winners Announced for #TriForceFest 2016!

 TRIFORCE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES BEST OF THE FEST AWARD 2016

David Gyasi and Jermain Jackman were amongst some of the stars who attended the event

London 4 December 2016 – Leading lights from the world of Film and TV gathered last night at the TriForce Short Film Festival 2016 to support diversity across the industry.

Stars including David Gyasi, Jermain Jackman and Game of Thrones’ Josef Altin walked the red carpet at the festival’s gala event at BAFTA where writer Haley Bishop and director Alasdair MacKay’s Glow was awarded the prestigious Best of the Fest prize.

The event marks five 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 Nicholas Pinnock, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Shiver’s Alex Gardiner with the final sixteen 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 and the inaugural Best Non Scripted Award, were announced. All of the winners were rewarded with career development prizes provided by Stefan Allesch Taylor CBE, Shiver and Sharp House,  as well as cash prizes. Other partners this year included BFI, Creative Skillset, Directors UK, Shine Media and Broadcast.

Glow was celebrated for its compelling story about how light can be found in even the darkest of times. When Elijah is diagnosed with a brain tumour, his best friends are determined that he sees the Northern Lights. However, as he becomes aware of how much they are willing to do for him, the harsh reality of the situation soon reveals itself.

The winning film-making team were awarded a £1000 cash prize as well as the chance to pitch to Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE for funding and mentoring for their next short film.

The Best Non Scripted Award was won by BAFTA nominated Victoria Thomas for I Believe in Pink. Following a tattoo artist in Lagos who has found his niche by tattooing the lips of men pink, Victoria’s film explores his story and why the men he tattoos believe having pink lips makes them more acceptable to society.

Thomas won a £500 cash prize as well as the opportunity to meet with Shiver MD Alexander Gardiner following the festival for advice and guidance on their career.

Fraser Ayres, CEO of TriForce Creative Network, says: “The Triforce Short Film Festival was set up to encourage film makers from any background and it’s great to see that, as in previous years, we’ve been able to showcase high-quality work from such a diverse range of UK filmmaking talent.

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 went to The Dead Sea, a story of two refugees trying to reach Europe by boat.  Emmanuel and Olu nearly reach the safety of shore before being returned to Libya and incarcerated in an infamous detention camp.

 The Audience Choice Award winner took home a £250 cash prize as well as a chance to pitch to Ian Sharp, CEO of Sharp House and the Sharp House team for advice and support on their next project.

All prize winners also receive a 1 year membership to the Institute of Videographers and a copy of HitFilm 4 Pro, a VFX and editing software to help them with their next project.

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 Broadcast, 4Talent, Creative Skillset, Sharp House, Shiver, MAMA Youth Project, BECTU, Shine Media, Hiive, Shorts TV, Directors UK, HitFilm, Institute of Videographers, Miffy Moments and Baxter of California, 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:

Alice Bruce, alice.bruce@premiercomms.com  0207 292 8673

Sophie Spirit, Sophie.spirit@premiercomms.com 0207 292 7373

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

04 Jul 2016

TFSFF 2015 Winner: David Kitchen


David Kitchen is the writer and director of Family Reunion, the Best of the Fest winner of TriForce Short Film Festival 2015.  Here are his reflections on the day of the 2015 festival.

Regent Street was heaving with early Christmas shoppers, Piccadilly Circus was its usual neon glare, BAFTA, inconspicuous as it is, had a door open.  Inside and upstairs the faux, white birch trees twinkled with their fairy lights, we mingled for coffee and croissants.  The festival was December 5 with casual dress during the day – networking, talks, seminars and exceptional short films of all categories.  Dress up for the evening, the finalists’ showcase.

New friends, new contacts, filmmakers young and old but all of us new, mingled and felt welcome to this home of British film.  The magic of film deserves a magic setting.  TCN had brought Christmas forward by twenty days.

The transition from daytime events to the formal evening allowed us to meet with our friends and creative teams in the festive bars scattered around London’s West End then back to BAFTA for the full on photo-calls, the laughter and glamour were as though we were being captured for the frontage of a multi-cultural Christmas calendar.

The introductions and welcome were delivered by Minnie and Fraser, then the surprise appearance, like Santa, of Jimmy, reinforced the message that every film screened this evening was a winner in so many ways.

At so many festivals this just doesn’t ring true, at TriForce it does.

Having spent the day at the festival I’d seen the films and met the filmmakers of the winner of the Amy Winehouse award and the Audience award, so I thought the night was done. As mentioned, Christmas had come early last December and Family Reunion was named Best of the Fest.

Having fumbled through my un-written thank you speech, and deferring to Karen (producer of Family Reunion) for inspirational words, we returned to our seats.  The man in the row in front turned to shake my hand, it was Adrian Lester.  Cheeky thing, asked if he could have my award; I reminded him he has enough already but if he wanted to be in my next film I’ll guarantee him an award.  A dream come true.

After the obligatory yet uncomfortable (well, for me) publicity shots, it was off to the Century Club in Shaftesbury Avenue where we danced the night away.

December can often be a bit of a blur, for various reasons… did December the fifth really happen? Yes, I have the award to prove it and again, with TriForce it never ends with just a pat on the back.

TriForce isn’t just for Christmas, it’s for a sustainable and supportive relationship into a forward thinking, diverse and truly 21st century future in British film.

For more information about this year’s TriForce Short Film Festival 2016 click here, or for more on David Kitchen and Karen Bryson’s TFSFF 2015 winning film Family Reunion click here.

Submit to TriForce Short Film Festival 2016 today!

30 Jun 2016

TFSFF 2016: Submissions Open!

Submissions are now open for TriForce Short Film Festival 2016!  The fifth annual TriForce Creative Network film festival will take place at BAFTA on Saturday 3rd December 2016.

The TriForce Short Film Festival was established to promote, support and showcase the diverse range of talent in contemporary film-making.  With a focus on recognising and supporting diverse talent, the festival brings together film-makers with the movers and shakers in the industry, enabling emerging artists to break into the mainstream.  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.  

With the chance to get your film screened at BAFTA, career development opportunities with our industry partners or cash for your next film project, why not look at the newly launched film festival website TFSFF.com to see some of the winning films from last year’s festival and how to submit your film.

The three categories this year 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

We are always blown away by the calibre of films we receive as well as the immense range of stories, voices and topics that are explored.  No doubt this year the entries will be just as impressive – we can’t wait to start watching them!