We invite you to get creative and enter your short-film, there are prizes up for grabs!

Available from Tue 16 Mar 00:02 until Thu 29 Apr 23:59


Price: FREE

An Introduction to Animated Documentaries - Workshop

Learn more about animated docs

No longer available


Price: FREE

With the daffodils and crocuses slowly raising their sleepy heads out of the cold earth, and the songbirds’ choruses sounding out both a little earlier and later each day, the warmth of our memories and desires for normality can also start to stir a little in the spring rain.

Now that a roadmap out of lockdown is announced, all our thoughts and attention can hopefully start to turn to recovery, to self-care and healing, to regrow in all its fullest, seasonal glory. With our latest competition we’re asking you to tell us what the concept of “regrowth” means to you right now.

This is our most open-ended competition yet, so please don’t feel that you have to keep your discussion related to COVID-19 if you are feeling well and truly a little fatigued on that front. You also have the creative freedom to use any kind of equipment (camera, phone or desktop) to film your short-doc.

Whether it is your love for spring you would like to tell us about or you would be more interested in looking back on something as the Arab Spring, please feel free to explore the theme of “regrowth” however you like. 
Get creative and you might you might win one of our exciting prize bundles!

We're also inviting you to join our Introduction to Animated Documentaries - Workshop. If you would like your regrowth-themed doc to use animation in its exploration of the topic, Uri Kranot will be giving a horizon-expanding introduction to animated documentaries, where he will cover all the latest movements and trends that have been transforming this field of the documentary form. Book your free spot here.

All we ask is that all entries be either non-fiction or docu-drama, and between 5-7 minutes long.



2x Runners Up (2nd and 3rd Place) each will receive:


The deadline closes on Thursday 29th April 23:59 BST

Please send an MP4 file using WeTransfer to, we will then send you a consent form, which you will also need to return in order to be considered.

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

Please note:  
You must NOT feature the surnames of any young people under the age of 18, anywhere in the 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.