6 young aspiring filmmakers have been selected to make their short films for showcase on Sky Arts


You can find out more about the final 5 projects here: shortFLIX: Final Five Projects Announced

BATTY BOY – Dior Clarke & Blain Ho-Shing 

LADIES DAY – Abena Taylor-Smith

LOSING IT – Ben Robins

NOSEBLEED – Luna Carmoon

TOGETHER, THEY SMOKE – Henry Gale

Applications for shortFLIX are now closed. Please follow us on our main Twitter channel & our film Twitter channel for updates on shortFLIX.


SHORTFLIX is aimed at aspiring new filmmakers aged 18-25 who are not currently in full-time education, employment or training. We’re looking for ideas from creative, talented and ambitious young people that have the potential to make great short films for Sky Arts.


Introducing our SHORTFLIX 2017 ambassadors

Noel Clarke, SHORTFLIX Ambassador (Actor & Producer): Star Trek into Darkness, Adulthood, Kidulthood.
"These types of programmes are so important for young filmmakers to gain the opportunity for hands on experience along with funding to bring their ideas to life. This industry is renowned for being hard to get into, so it's great to see that Shortflix is supporting fresh, new talent."

Riz Ahmed, SHORTFLIX Ambassador (Actor and Filmmaker): Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Four Lions, Jason Bourne
"Shortflix is exactly what we need right now as an industry and as a society - fresh voices and fresh stories that open up the conversation about who we are. To anyone who hasn't had a chance to make films but always wanted to - this is your chance to make yourself seen, and heard."

Ellie Kendrick, SHORTFLIX Ambassador (Actor and Filmmaker): Game of Thrones, The Levelling, An Education.
“Shortflix is brilliant way to get into the industry, to make the contacts you'll need and gain experience. I would urge anyone who is eligible for this project to apply, not only does it give you the funding to get your short film made, it also gives you support and workshops to help in the development of your film, which is really invaluable"

Joe Cole, SHORTFLIX Ambassador (Actor): Peaky Blinders, Skins, Green Room
“I’m really pleased to be supporting this chance for new young filmmaking talent from backgrounds underrepresented in the industry to get their first break”

Zawe Ashton, NYT Patron and Shortflix Ambassador (Actor, Playwright and Director): Fresh Meat, Blitz, Dreams of a Life

“It’s a pleasure to support this great opportunity for young undiscovered diverse talent to get a short film off the ground. Even if you’ve never had anything to do with film before, if you’ve got an idea, get involved.”

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