Asia In London – Short Film Competition


Terracotta Festival, in association with Cathay Pacific, present an exciting competition to win a trip to the vibrant city of Hong Kong.
Terracotta are partnering with Cathay Pacific to celebrate the launch of their 5th daily London Heathrow to Hong Kong flight. Accommodation is provided by the five star Design Hotels ™ member, The Mira Hong Kong.
To enter the competition, make and submit a short film on the theme: “Asia In London”. The film must last no more than 3 minutes in length.
Submissions are open from Tuesday 23 April and close at 12 noon 20 May.
A panel of judges including guest directors and actors attending Terracotta Festival 2013 will select the winning entry, and the winner notified by 30 May.
The winning entry will enjoy an Official World Premiere screening at Terracotta Festival and a prize presentation ceremony.
The prize consists of:
• 2 Cathay Pacific Economy class return flights from London Heathrow to Hong Kong
• 3 nights stay at a Design Hotel The Mira Hong Kong including daily breakfast for two
• Winning entry to have an Official World Premiere screening at Terracotta Festival 2013
The competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over. Full terms and conditions apply.
Terracotta Festival director, Joey Leung, says: “We are excited to be working with Cathay Pacific and The Mira Hong Kong hotel and they are providing a great, and fun, incentive for people to get creative and win a trip to Hong Kong! We look forward to viewing the submissions.”
‘’As the home carrier for Hong Kong and gateway to Asia, we are delighted to be sponsoring this wonderful competition which we hope will inspire entrants to capture the judges’ imagination.  We are looking forward to viewing the winning video and good luck to everyone!’’ Carmen Tse, Marketing Manager, Cathay Pacific Airways.
“As a one-of-a-kind design hotel marked by art, music, and cutting-edge technology, we are proud to be involved in the Short Film Competition of The Terracotta Film Festival, alongside with Cathay Pacific, and we look forward to welcoming the winner of this exciting cultural project at The Mira,” shares Executive Assistant Manager, The Mira Hong Kong, Guillaume Gallas.

Yellobric Launches Short Weekend


* Filmmakers, audiences and charity partners come together to create spontaneous short productions.

* Applications open to anyone with a camera and editing software

* All proceeds go to providing digital educational materials to developing world schools

London, UK – 22th March – Screening on the 26th May (filming from 24th May) at Genesis Cinema, Mile End. Short Weekend will see filmmakers from across London and the developing world create some of the most off-centre productions this year. The short films will reach across the globe – anyone, anywhere can enter and be part of London’s underground film scene.

London’s talented filmmakers will be set against entrants from Yellobric’s partners across sub-Saharan Africa and the event will be streamed live on the web. Since 2011 Yellobric has been providing educational digital content to developing world schools. This event will bring these very different environments to London and join communities across thousands of miles using the power of the web. Industry professionals will judge the event and the winner will receive film-making hardware.

Gavin Paterson, founder and director of Yellobric, said: “Short Weekend will unite filmmakers and audiences, donors and students. They will be able to interact in a creative mêlée and peek into each other’s lives.”

Short Weekend is about creating a dialogue between people all over the world. The event will be a chance for Londoners and developing world students to reflect on the dichotomy of their situations and set into context the tremendously important work Yellobric is doing. It will be a celebration of globalism, technology and the Internet and what they could mean for global development.

Entry is open to anyone with a camera and editing software. To enter, buy a ticket or find out more, go to For stock images of Yellobric projects, go to

Kino 49 Coming Soon

Kino 49 is coming up on Wednesday 27th March from 7.30 with another collection of great shorts. There are no themes and no pre-selection of the films they show. They ask only that films be under 6 minutes, on dvd, and include the Kino London logo (just for the screening). They also stipulate that the filmmaker should be there on the night, of course,… to stand up and say “Hi, I made this!” If you’d like to screen at Kino #49 drop Laura a line at She’ll need your name, the title and duration of your film and some contact details. The Kino logos are available to download here The details for the night are Wednesday 27th March at the HORSE HOSPITAL, Colonnade, Bloomsbury London WC1N 1JD Nearest tube: Russell Square (Piccadilly Line) Doors at 7:30pm, films start 8:15pm £4 entry, £3 with flyer (home-printed flyers accepted!) Free Popcorn. The facebook invite is here!/events/423379924422464/


Selling Your Short Films Online


A new website has launched called Set up by filmmakers for filmmakers it enables the best of London short filmmaking to be sold via download or streaming. The short films must be made by London-based directors, or shot in London.

The filmmaker receives 75% of the purchase price (top price £2 per film). It’s a non-exclusive deal, and extras can easily be added to the film offer. The system of accounting is quick and transparent with constant access to your account.

“The site has come about after personal experience as a maker of short films. I hope we can empower new and established filmmakers with this site.”

(Jeremy Wooding, filmmaker, site co-founder)