04 April 08
The Academy’s Short Film and Short Animation Awards recognise innovative and experimental short films and animation.
The Academy recognises that it is essential to reward and nurture the immense diversity and talent demonstrated by filmmakers producing short film and animation. Shorts offer both new and established talent alike the chance to create experimental and innovative films and, by rewarding excellence within these fields, BAFTA aims to raise the profile of these talented individuals and of shorts in general.
The winners of the Short Film Award and the Short Animation Award were announced on Sunday 10 February at the Orange British Academy Film Awards. Paddy Considine's film Dog Altogether starring Peter Mullen scooped the Short Film Award and Luis Cook's The Pearce Sisters took home the BAFTA for Short Animation.
Watch the nominations
The Short Film Award in 2009 is open to entries from the UK only and provides an opportunity for British filmmakers to demonstrate their skills to the world. This Award encourages the essential growth and development of new talent within the British film industry. Films are only eligible if they have a substantial British contribution in the majority of the following areas: Production Company, Finance, Director, Producer, Writer, principal cast and crew.
Films must be no more than 30 minutes in duration and may be submitted on 35mm film or on Digi-Beta.
The Short Film Award rules:
* Short Film Rules (35 KB)
The Short Film Award entry form:
* Short Film Award Entry Form (97 KB)
The BAFTA-recognised Festival List:
* Recognised Festival List (29 KB)
(updated for 2009)
The Short Animation Award in 2009 is open to UK productions only. Films are only eligible if they have a substantial British contribution in the majority of the following areas: Production Company, Finance, Director, Producer, Writer, key animation/creative talent. This Award is presented to the most innovative and outstanding short animation film of the year.
Films must be no more than 30 minutes in duration and must be submitted on Digi-Beta tape.
The Short Animation Award rules:
* Short Animation Rules (36 KB)
The Short Animation Award entry form:
* Short Animation Entry Form (95 KB)
(updated for 2009)
For further information about the Short Film and Short Animation Awards please contact:
London W1J 9LN
Tel: +44 (0)20 7292 5847
Fax: +44 (0)20 7292 5868