5th Hull International Short Film Festival


Submissions for the 5th Hull International Short Film Festival taking place 27 September to 1 October 2006 are now open. The festival has a number of awards, is free to enter and accepts entries of fiction, documentary, animation and experimental work.

This year’s festival will continue to be packed full of surprises, so don’t delay in downloading the submission form and regulations at www.hullfilm.co.uk and sending your short film masterpieces now.


Hull Film is generating an exciting opportunity for film makers/video artists to create a unique site-specific moving image work to be projected inside a shipping container located in the City of Hull. TRAILERS is part of Illuminate the region\‘s most ambitious cultural festival to date, hosted by Bradford, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and York.


TRAILERS will consist of shipping containers placed around the City of Hull; all containing projected moving image works. The containers will be open to the public for the duration of the 5th Hull International Short Film Festival, which will take place from 27 September-01 October 2006.

We are looking to commission 2 new pieces of video work for TRAILERS that are either 30 minutes or under in length, or looped. The works are to be inspired by Hull and the surrounding area, as well as being a response to the unique space in which the work will be projected. The pieces could also contain an element of surprise and magic, by transporting the audience to a different setting.
The commissioned works will be exhibited inside the containers in public outdoor spaces and should be suitable for an audience of all ages. Rough measurements for the interior of the containers are, Length 5.90m x Height 2.29m x Width 2.35m.

One of the commissioned filmmakers/artists should be from the City of Hull, whilst the other filmmaker/artist will be based in another UK city or town.
Selected filmmakers/artists will receive £2900 each for the commissions. This fee is inclusive of costs for materials to produce the works.

DEADLINE 31 May 2006
SELECTION End June 2006
PRODUCTION PERIOD July ­ August 2006


The application process for TRAILERS requires all of the materials in the checklist. We are unable to consider proposals that DO NOT follow the submission procedure.

  • Submission Form ­ completed and signed
    Includes Proposal for video work ­ no more than 1 sheet of A4
  • Regulations ­ signed
  • Equal Opportunities monitoring information – completed
  • Showreel of previous work -10 minutes or less, Pal VHS or DVD (region 0 or 2)
  • X4 stills of previous work ­ jpegs on CD (please do not email)
  • Proof of address ­ photocopy of utility or credit card bill, driving licence or passport

Trailers is supported by:
Illuminate, Arts Council Yorkshire, Millennium Commission, The National
Lottery, Hull City Arts and Screen Yorkshire.

Submission forms and guidelines are available to download here.

Hull Film
Suite 12
Danish Buildings
44­46 High Street
Hull HU1 1PS


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