Enter our shorts competition and there's prizes to be won!

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Price: Free

Desktop Docs Tutorial

Re-watch the workshop with award-winning filmmaker Kevin B. Lee

Available from Thu 11 Feb 23:59 until Thu 11 Feb 23:59


Price: Free

With a vaccine now in play, and a whole new year unfolding, now seems the perfect time to reflect. With our latest filmmaking competition, we invite you to tell us what getting back to looking forward to the future means to you.

What abandoned plans are you resuming? What can you see in the future by looking back on one of the momentous years of our lives? Or does “back to the future” conjure up a non-fiction sci-fi conundrum that you just can’t resist telling us about? The interpretation of our theme is entirely up to you!

As we’re a long way away from being totally safe at present, we’re still inviting people to make their 3- to 5-minute competition shorts from the safety of their own home where possible, only this time we’re inviting everyone to experiment with the emerging form of the desktop documentary.

Entries will have to be 3-5 minutes long.

Best film

  • £100 prize money 
  • One hour session with story consultant Nic Guttridge (The Spy Who Fell to Earth), who'll help you shape your idea for your next film, polish your pitch, develop your narrative roadmap or help maximise the impact of your edit (usual value £100)
  • 1x Voucher to a One World Media Event in 2021

Runner Up: 

Special Recognition: 

DEADLINE: 11th Feb 2021; 23:59 GMT
Please send an MP4 file and a still image of your choice using WeTransfer to info@dochouse.org, we will then send you a release form, which you will also need to return in order to be considered.

Please be original with your title, don't feel compelled to use 'Back To The Future' as a title

If you are 17 and under and want to submit your film, please make sure that:

  • A parent or guardian is happy to provide their details, give consent for you to participate
  • Films can also be entered by a parent/guardian or other adult on behalf of a young person or group of young people  
  • Your parent or guardian completes the release form for you

Please note:  
You must NOT feature the surnames of any young people under the age of 18, anywhere in your film, including the titles and credits. Bertha DocHouse are committed to the protection and safety of young people, and the addition of surnames in your films can compromise this.