Dunbar Short Film Competition 2017 – The DAFTAs

The competition is free to enter and is open to everyone. Whether you are young or old, a budding film maker, have something important to say or just want to do something creative with your digital camera we would like to hear from you.

Your film can be on any subject and in any genre, it can be documentary or fiction, it can be live action or animation. You can film it on a camera, a tablet or even on your phone. The only restriction is that it has to be between 2 and 5 minutes long.

The deadline for entries is midnight Saturday 10th June

The entries will be judged in three age categories: under 12, 12 – 16 years and over 16.  This year we are also introducing a Documentary category (all ages) and a Collaboration category where adults have had a substantial input in the creation of the film such as a teacher working with a class of pupils or a parent/carer working with children.

All the shortlisted films will be screened on Sunday 18 June as part of a special film event during Dunbar Civic Week and the final winners in each category will be announced.  The winners will each receive a DAFTA (Dunbar Amazing Film Talent Award) trophy and the winning films will be screened again later in the year as part of Dunbar Film’s regular programme.

How to enter.

Competition rules.

Watch entries from previous years: