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Reed Short Film Competition


Last night the winners of the Short Film Competition were announced at a glittery affair at BAFTA in London’s West End.  All the twelve finalists were present with comedic writer Danny Wallace hosting the night.

The Grand Prix, which won a whopping and incredibly generous prize of £10,000, went to Photo Finish, directed by Andrew Lee Potts and written by FilmJuice’s very own Alex Moss.  The Judge’s Commendation went to The Sesquipedalianist (yes, everyone struggled to pronounce that one) with director Carolyn Goodyear giving  a heartwarming acceptance speech.  The People’s Choice award went to the dark and brooding Peter by Chris Cronin and the Best Young Filmmaker Award went to Ben Mankin for his delightful Corner To Corner.  The judges then issued an unexpected award for Special Commendation to Jamie Coe and Gabriel Steel for their adorable film ‘The Question’.  You can see a full list of all the winners and all the Final 12 films in the links below.

Congratulations to all the finalists and all the winners for proving how much talent the British Film Industry currently has coming through the ranks.

Last week the 12 final films for the Reed Short Film Competition were announced.  Normally here at FilmJuice we aren’t able to cover short films but when it is the biggest short film competition in the UK, and one of the twelve final films is written by our Editor Alex Moss, we thought it only prudent to let you all know, in the vague hope you might vote for his film Photo Finish… after watching all of the others and deciding that it was in fact the best, of course.

The twelve films are all in the running for four prizes: The Grand Prix will be decided by a panel of expert judges including Working Titles Tim Bevan and will receive a cheque for £10,000.  The Judges’ Commendation will also be decided by the judges with a cheque of £1,000.  The People’s Choice Award, that’s where you lovely people come in, will be decided by a vote of the public viewers (follow the link to see all the films with a simple click of your favourite one on the right-hand side The final prize is for the Best Young Filmmaker for any filmmaker under the age of 25 and will be decided by the team.

Reed chairman James Reed says he hopes the competition will help to “act as a springboard for the talented, hardworking filmmakers who continue to make this competition what it is.” The winners will be announced no later than 30th May 2015… so get voting! You can see Photo Finish below.

Photo Finish from keychain productions on Vimeo.

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Marcia Degia, who has worked in the media industry for more than 20 years, is the Publishing Editor of KOL Social Magazine. See website:

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