We asked students from Brighton Film School and Sussex Downs College to submit short films for our inaugural Shorts competition. Judges are TV producer Erin Ross who has worked across many channels and genres from true crime documentaries, to factual entertainment, actor George Webster among whose roles was William of Orange in the BBC’s Versailles, Alice Rhodes who made last year’s sellout short, Golden Girls, and Warren Dudley whose soccer comedy The Bromley Boys was shown at the Barn last year.
The winner will receive a trophy and prize of £250, with £150 going to the runner-up and another £100 going to the audience choice favourite. Summer filmgoers will have seen the hero-themed trailers made by Brighton Film School students and there will also be a bottle of fizz for the best of these. Festival Director David Campbell will adjudicate.
Advance tickets will be available at the Tourist Information Office until close of business on Friday 20th September, and online until 8.00am Saturday 21st September.