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The Silvertip Films Horsham Film Festival returns next year and the deadline is fast approaching for budding filmmakers to take part in 2020’s festival.

Films are to be entered via FilmFreeway.com – just search for Horsham District Film Festival, set up your profile and upload your film!

Entrants can choose between the following categories and you can enter as an Under 18 or Over 18 filmmaker – 

  • Best Comedy
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Drama
  • Best Animation 
  • Your District Award – this award celebrates films of any kind which have been made within the Horsham District

Films must be no longer than 10 minutes in length.

Entering via FilmFreeway is subject to submission fees, charged in US Dollars. At the time of writing, the conversion rate means the cost for entry is just £8 for Over 18s and £4 for Under 18s.

Flying against the grain for a small scale festival in its’ infancy, the Horsham Film Festival has got a prize pot worth over £7000, with prizes being supplied by companies including Manfrotto, Dorling Kindersley Books, South Lodge Hotel and Spa, Firebird Brewery, MacMan, Cocoa Loco, Michael Weise Publications, Horsham Bedding Centre and Smith & Western. 

Last year’s winner of the Your District Under 18 category, Tom Gerrard, won a trip to Greece via Seafarer Holidays where he filmed a promotional video for their youth clubs and he has gone on to gain work experience with Silvertip Films and produce another short film as well. The Over 18 Your District winner also produced a film for Seafarer Holidays as part of his prize and the winner of the Over 18s Best Documentary award Harry Chantler, has produced a film for Firebird Brewery and also worked with Silvertip Films too. All of the other winners have continued to make films as well.

The festival is being judged by Davey Pearson from the District Post, Emily Beach – presenter of the Silvertip Vlog, Chris Croucher – producer of Downton Abbey and Director of Silvertip Films, Geoff Cockwill who knows what he’s looking for in a winning film…

He said: “We want to be entertained, thrilled, moved or scared by the films entered! Whether it’s your first film or your tenth, we want to see it!”

Are you a budding Spielberg or Tarantino? Enter your film via FilmFreeway.com or visit silvertipfilms.co.uk for further information.

The closing date to enter is November 30th 2019.

There will also be an Awards Night taking place at the Capitol Theatre on Feb 13th 2020 – the shortlisted films will have clips screened and the winning film in each category will be screened in full. Awards and Prizes will be given out plus there will be other entertainments on the night. Tickets will be available soon!

For more information on Silvertip Films and the Horsham Film Festival and to get updates, make sure you follow them on Facebook via facebook.com/silvertipfilms

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