We are here to help, below are some answers to some popular questions, if you have anything specific, please contact us on Facebook or via email us at info@shortsounds.co.uk

How do I submit a short film?

We are looking for short films with authentic music and sound in several categories including NARRATIVE FICTION, ANIMATION and DOCUMENTARY together with the BEST ORIGINAL SCORES not produced for a picture. To submit a film, your project must fulfil the relevant category’s rules. We have no premiere requirements or prior screening restrictions and your film can have previous screenings at other festivals and/or be available on other platforms however the committee will favour films with less exposure. Films can be produced at any time and can be from any country. To submit your short film, please check out the categories and regulations on FilmFreeway.

How do I buy a ticket for the festival?

Details of ticket prices and availability can be found on our ticket page here. We work with eventbrite to manage our sales, this is a safe and secure third-party ticket agent.

Where are your venues?

Our main festival venue is PDSW (www.pdsw.org.uk) in the heart of Bournemouth. We also host events at other venues each year, full details are included in the programme. Please check your ticket for venue details. All short films and talks take place at PDSW, movies are screened at Odeon, networking event venues vary.

How do I submit an original score?

The category offers composers, with music not created or used in finished films, the chance to present their music score to a jury of industry experts. Entries should be submitted as public or private YouTube or Vimeo links with composer name and track name clearly listed in the title and submission. Scores submitted should be at least one minute in duration. To submit your score, please check out the categories and regulations on FilmFreeway.