The partnership behind the GUIDE AWARD BEST LOCAL SHORT FILM came about after local filmmaker’s got together to collaborate on just one local short film competition for 2019. They explained, “it just seemed crazy that we were all doing the same thing, that we would be better off working together”. After a year of networking and negotiation, the three respective groups got together to launch a new format for the GUIDE AWARD BEST LOCAL SHORT FILM. They told us “this is all about the creative community coming together, supporting each other and championing Portsmouth as a creative city”.
Run in association with Portsmouth Film Society who have put up a cash prize of £200, organiser Aysegul Epengin told us “that after running Shorts Cuts short film competition for 11 years it made sense to pool resources and collaborate. It means we have more marketing, more support from the community and a more focused competition”. The competition itself will be run under the aegis of the MAKING WAVES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL which has now dedicated its short film category to support this new award. Trash Arts founder Sam Masson-Bell wanted “get everything under one umbrella so that we could take the short film competition to the next stage of its development, more films, better films and an amazing screening”.
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