iShorts is our annual entry level short film initiative delivered as part of the BFI NET.WORK.
iShorts is open to filmmakers outside of London who have some experience in self-funded short films and student films, whose work has not yet attracted financial support from within the industry. Below you'll find information on iShorts 3, details of our previous rounds and a list of video resources.
After the launch of the third round of Creative England’s iShorts scheme back in September 2015, 16 innovating film superstars have been chosen to produce iShorts and unveil their campaigns on Crowdfunder.co.uk.
Following a rigorous assessment process of over 300 applications, a variety of teams have been selected to crowdfund, develop and produce their short films through the latest round of Creative England’s iShorts, delivered as part of the BFI NET.WORK.
Each team will also receive a £5,000 production award alongside editorial support, mentoring and professional development from the Creative England Talent Development team and bespoke skills training funded by Creative Skillset.
Below, you'll find more information about each project and the team behind it. You'll also find out how you can support each short's progress by pledging to their campaigns on CrowdfunderUK.
A loss of innocence tale set in an English council estate.
A touching tale about a young girl and her horse, inspired by real events.
A strange but true story that has to be seen to be believed.
Martin White believes he's Bruce Lee...
Secrets are revealed during the Friday night chippy tea in this subtle character comedy.
Mind Control? Cults? Morris dancers? They're all in this Devon-based short.
Find out how you can support this claustrophobic thriller set in the North Yorkshire Moors.
A grieving son takes his late Mother on one final adventure.
A monster horror about breaking a cycle of violence.
A life affirming short about hope and running.
A short film set in the heart of the Arctic.
A short film set amidst the refugee crisis.
A troubling home video which looks at the dangers of the online world.
A dark psychological drama about relationships and personal demons.
A dark comedy that wants to introduce you to the best pub in Britain.
An imaginary friend turns deadly in this delightfully dark iShorts project.
For our second round of iShorts, we invited Crowdfunder to get in on the action and help support some of the most innovative filmmakers from the English regions.
After a competitive selection process, 19 producer/director teams were chosen to take part in iShorts 2. In order to unlock a share of our £100,000 fund, each team was invited to create their own Crowdfunder campaign to help raise additional finance, reach new audiences and help make the film of their dreams.
Below you'll find details of all 19 of our chosen producer/director teams and their short film projects. Further details on their progress will be announced soon.
A short about family and belonging set in Liverpool.
A black comedy following a cheap hired hitman.
A psychiatric nurse and her elderly patient escape for a day at the seaside.
An infectious comedy short.
A Devon based short looking at the Pop-Punk movement.
A claustrophobic thriller set in a Birmingham bar.
'A Father's Day' is a zombie story with a heart.
'A Six and Two Threes' is a coming of age drama set in the North East.
'Hedge' is a dark fantasy tale set in Yorkshire.
A bizarre urban myth forms the backbone for this Merseyside-set story.
A mystical tale inspired by old industrial Birmingham.
A darkly comic short film from Nottingham.
An unconventional look at family life.
An eye-opening documentary following Scotland's Mountain Rescue Team.
An autobiographical piece incorporating Bharata Natyam dance.
A personal film exploring mental illness.
A mysterious short about UFOs.
A science fiction genre short set in the year 2090.
A short looking at the lives we lead and social inequity.
Below you'll find a selection of video tips from filmmakers and industry experts.
Find out how to improve the quality of your short, develop better working relationships with your Heads of Department and properly promote your work when festival season rolls around.