2017 Submission News

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We are pleased to welcome you to the sixth edition of the Winchester Short Film Festival. 

Note to filmmakers who have submitted to WSFF_2017
First of all, thank you.
 Our WSFF-2017 Screening Panel and Judging Panel will be giving it their full attention. The Long List and the Official Selection will be published here on 3rd and 10th October respectively. We will also contact you personally to let you know the progress of your film. If you have not received an email from us already (please check your spam), please let us know as we want to be sure you are kept up to date with news about your entry. This is very important to us as we know how much time, effort and money you have invested in your film.The category winners and special mentions will be announced at the WSFF_Award Ceremony.
If your film is selected for the Official Selection, you will be invited to introduce your film at its screening and to attend the black tie Award Ceremony on 11th November, during which we would like to film an interview with you.
Naturally, we wish you the best of luck.

2017 Key dates and events published on this page 

Box Office: 25th September: Open Now

 Visitor’s Information Pack available: Published

2017 Long List: published

 2017 Official Selection published

Award Ceremony Tickets available Now
(Complimentary for directors, but must be booked)

Box Office Now Live

Filmmaker’s Networking Event tickets available now

PDF of Festival Programme: 22 October

Filmed interviews with filmmakers: 3 – 11 November

Festival Screening: 3 – 10 November

Award Ceremony: 11 November

Filmmaker’s Networking Event: 11 November

Publication of WSFF-2017 results: 12 November

Publication of Official Festival Photos: 15 November

WSFF_2018 open for entries: 5 October

New for WSFF_2018
In addition to our International Short Film Competition, we will also be inviting short filmmakers*  who are making their first feature film to premiere their feature at a red carpet event at the most prestigious venue in Winchester. If you have a feature film that is due to be completed in 2018 and are interested in this opportunity, please contact myfilm@winchestershortfilmfestival.com
*Only filmmakers who have entered a short film into WSFF will be considered. 

We are very grateful once again to our sponsors, partners, and friends of the festival, without whom none of it would be possible. We are also thankful to our judges, who devote their time and expertise in selecting the winning films each year.