iShorts is our entry level short film initiative delivered as part of the BFI NET.WORK.

iShorts is open to filmmakers outside of London who have experience and an interesting track record in self-funded short films, student films, theatre, stand-up, visual arts, music videos, whose work has not yet attracted financial support from within the industry.

iShorts is now closed until 2017. When we have more information, we'll share it with you on here, through social media and the Creative England newsletter. Until then, hold tight and check out the films from our previous iShorts rounds, useful video resources or join us at the showcase screening at Aesthetica Short Film Festival in November (3-6).

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After the launch of the third round of Creative England's iShorts scheme back in September 2015, 16 innovating film superstars have been chosen to produce iShorts and unveil their campaigns on

Following a rigorous assessment process of over 300 applications, a variety of teams have been selected to crowdfund, develop and produce their short films through the latest round of Creative England's iShorts, delivered as part of the BFI NET.WORK.

Each team will also receive a £5,000 production award alongside editorial support, mentoring and professional development from the Creative England Talent Development team and bespoke skills training funded by Creative Skillset.

Below, you'll find more information about each project and the team behind it. You'll also find out how you can support each short's progress by pledging to their campaigns on CrowdfunderUK.

iShorts 2

For our second round of iShorts, we invited Crowdfunder to get in on the action and help support some of the most innovative filmmakers from the English regions.

After a competitive selection process, 19 producer/director teams were chosen to take part in iShorts 2. In order to unlock a share of our £100,000 fund, each team was invited to create their own Crowdfunder campaign to help raise additional finance, reach new audiences and help make the film of their dreams.

Below you'll find details of all 19 of our chosen producer/director teams and their short film projects. Further details on their progress will be announced soon.

iShorts 2 Filmmaker Projects


Below you'll find a selection of video tips from filmmakers and industry experts.

Find out how to improve the quality of your short, develop better working relationships with your Heads of Department and properly promote your work when festival season rolls around.

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