3 months after myself and my friend James made our short film Liberation ’44 and around 2 months in the final 12 shortlist, we attended the awards night at London’s swanky Charlotte Street hotel on Thursday 19th May.
Amongst the suited-and-booted were a few of the judges including Paul Weiland, whose features, shorts, promos and adverts total over 1000! We got to speak with him after the ceremony and it was lovely to hear his enthusiasm for low-budget filmmaking and his faith in the current trend of DSLR-filmmaking, of which a majority of the shortlisted films were made on.
So the evening was bittersweet in many ways. Unfortunately Liberation ’44 did not pick up any of the prizes on the night but we were over the moon just to have made the shortlist and get such kind feedback on the film. The hospitality from the Reed.co.uk short film competition organisers was really, really nice and the whole event was a great experience. It’s a competition I’ll be certain to enter in future years and is hopefully the start of a dedicated hobby to entering short film competitions.