Call for Entries: Aesthetica Short Film Competition 2011 Now Open!

Calling all makers of short film: our friends at Aesthetica Art & Culture Magazine in York, UK, have alerted us to their Call for Entries for their 2011 Short Film Competition. If you haven’t heard of Aesthetica, we encourage you to take a few minutes to peruse their website and get up to speed on all their great art & culture news and feature reports. Film is a big part of Aesthetica — they have thus opened their competition to both professional and budding filmmakers around the world creating short film in any genre. The submission deadline is April 31, 2011.

Below is a competition overview, directly from Aesthetica‘s marketing officer, Byrony Byrne:



The Aesthetica Short Film Competition 2011 is now open for entries! It’s a fantastic opportunity to get your work broadcast to a wider audience and Aesthetica are keen to see entries from both new and established filmmakers who are driving short film forward. The winning film receives a fantastic prize package including:

~ £500 prize money (approx. $773)

~ Screenings at film festivals across the UK, including Rushes Soho Shorts (London), Glasgow Film Festival (Glasgow) and Branchage (Jersey)

~ A weekend filmmaking course, courtesy of Raindance

~ 12 months membership to Shooting People, the international film network

~ Inclusion on a DVD that will be distributed to all Aesthetica readers (60,000 viewers)

The runner-up will also receive £250, as well as DVD publication. Films should be no longer than 25 minutes but can be any genre including artists’ film, music videos, dance films, horror and comedy or anything you can think of!

Entry is £15 per film (approx. $23). No limit to the number of entries permitted. Deadline 31 April 2011.


We hope your curiosity is piqued! For complete details, visit, and pass the news along to your networks.

You can visit Aesthetica Art & Culture Magazine online at They are also publishers of this great looking hard copy mag, which can be ordered from their website.


Published by Lowell Film Collaborative

The Lowell Film Collaborative is a grassroots initiative in Lowell, MA, whose mission is to bring more cinematic awareness to the community.

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