Filmmaking Workshops and Short Film Competition

The first Lab Film Festival will be on 21-30 June 2013 in the Hackney Wick, Fish Island, Tower Hamlets and Newham areas. It is an annual short-film festival showcasing the works of emerging filmmakers, alongside a year-round educational development programme. Winning filmmakers will be awarded prizes including development courses and on-going mentoring schemes offered by our partners. Confirmed members of the jury include Phil Ilson, Director of the London Short Film Festival and representatives of the East End Film Festival. We want to be a breeding ground for talents so this is why, addition to the classic festival pattern of screenings, competition and awards, TLFF offers many development opportunities to emerging filmmakers and artists. Planned on-going initiatives – both pre and post festival -include mentoring and industry networking opportunities, film clubs and filmmaking workshops for young people from difficult backgrounds. TLFF is open for all short film submissions in the categories of Animation, Drama, Artist’s Narrative, Documentary and Experimental. Showreels of the selected works and the finalists showreel will be screened at the festival hub, the Mother Studios space in Hackney Wick. A jury of industry professionals will also award the best works from each category with one over all best film winner. For more info and enquiries:submit@thelabfilmfestivalorg (submissions) (general enquiries)”