The 26 young aspiring filmmakers have been selected for
the shortFLIX programme.

26 young, aspiring filmmakers have been selected for the shortFLIX programme, with the chosen few displayed below. Workshops are set to run on the 9th and 10th May, to begin to take the selected through a programme that details how to make a short film, script writing and information surrounding the impact of shorts.

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Abel Rubinstein19Greater London
Abena Taylor-Smith22Yorkshire & The Humber
Alfie Barker20Yorkshire & The Humber
Arne Cunningham19Greater London
Ben Robins21South East
Charlie Jones23North West
Craige Middleburg23Greater London
Daisy Hainsworth25Greater London
Dior Clarke22Greater London
Fred Sculthorp22South East
Henry Gale25South West
Hollie Moore19Greater London
Isobel Harrop 21North West
Jessie Mei Li21South East
Juliet Klottrup24South East
Lowri Astley24Wales
Melina Namdar20Greater London
Millan Hart20East Midlands
Moses Ssebandeke25Greater London
Nobuse Junior20Greater London
Paloma Davis22South East
Rashid Babiker25Greater London
Shakira Francis25South East
Shelana Thomas22Greater London
Simone Dawkins26Greater London
Tom Dransfield24North West

SHORTFLIX is aimed at aspiring new filmmakers aged 18-25 who are not currently in full-time education, employment or training. We’re looking for ideas from creative, talented and ambitious young people that have the potential to make great short films for Sky Arts.

Introducing our SHORTFLIX 2017 ambassadors

Noel Clarke, SHORTFLIX Ambassador (Actor & Producer): Star Trek into Darkness, Adulthood, Kidulthood.
"These types of programmes are so important for young filmmakers to gain the opportunity for hands on experience along with funding to bring their ideas to life. This industry is renowned for being hard to get into, so it's great to see that Shortflix is supporting fresh, new talent."

Riz Ahmed, SHORTFLIX Ambassador (Actor and Filmmaker): Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Four Lions, Jason Bourne
"Shortflix is exactly what we need right now as an industry and as a society - fresh voices and fresh stories that open up the conversation about who we are. To anyone who hasn't had a chance to make films but always wanted to - this is your chance to make yourself seen, and heard."

Ellie Kendrick, SHORTFLIX Ambassador (Actor and Filmmaker): Game of Thrones, The Levelling, An Education.
“Shortflix is brilliant way to get into the industry, to make the contacts you'll need and gain experience. I would urge anyone who is eligible for this project to apply, not only does it give you the funding to get your short film made, it also gives you support and workshops to help in the development of your film, which is really invaluable"

No previous professional experience or study of film production is required and participation is free. Selected filmmakers will receive support at every stage from industry professionals.

Applications for SHORTFLIX have now closed. 

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If you have any questions at all on the programme, how to apply or anything else, we’d like to hear from you. Please email us at

Joe Cole, SHORTFLIX Ambassador (Actor): Peaky Blinders, Skins, Green Room
“I’m really pleased to be supporting this chance for new young filmmaking talent from backgrounds underrepresented in the industry to get their first break”

Zawe Ashton, NYT Patron and Shortflix Ambassador (Actor, Playwright and Director): Fresh Meat, Blitz, Dreams of a Life

“It’s a pleasure to support this great opportunity for young undiscovered diverse talent to get a short film off the ground. Even if you’ve never had anything to do with film before, if you’ve got an idea, get involved.”

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