Rushes Soho Shorts 2009
The entry form for this year's Rushes Soho Shorts Festival can now be downloaded at www.sohoshorts.com. Celebrating the previous year's best director in each of the six competition categories Short Film, Animation, Documentary, Music Video, Newcomer and Broadcast Design, the festival has built a phenomenal following and maintains a significant bridge between the independent and commercial film making communities. 2009 includes additional out-of-competition programs highlighting work from abroad along with numerous guest programs showcasing amazing work produced in the U.K. and overseas. The 10-day event will also see a large range of seminars, lectures, networking events, receptions, BBQs, boat parties and live music performances. The festival provides many programs and events for free, intending to encourage, inspire and promote talented filmmakers to the public and the huge number of production companies and creative organizations in and around London and the U.K. In 2008, post festival, the finalist's films and selections of work from the festival shortlist were screened not only to Ad agencies, festivals and film organizations in London but also at events in Denmark, Australia, USA, Turkey, and Jersey (to name a few). It's free to enter, just send in your film on DVD along with an entry form to: Rushes Soho Shorts, 66 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4UH, UK. Films can be submitted up until April 23 with the shortlisted films being announced early June and the full program available starting July 1. The festival will open on Wednesday July 23 and will culminate, as is tradition, with the Rushes Awards hosted by Terry Christian on Thursday July 30, 2009. Further information can be found at www.sohoshorts.com.