Held in London every July, the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival attracts short-format work from around the world and is recognized as one of the UK’s foremost short-format celebrations. Factual-oriented categories in the competition component include The Documentary Award, for factual work by filmmakers from around the world and under 12 minutes, and The Animation Award, for factual and fictional work by filmmakers from around the world and under 12 minutes. There’s also a Broadcast Design Award for branded content, commercial sequences, spots, title sequences, promos, digital posters and work specifically designed for multi-platform distribution including the internet and mobile networks by filmmakers from around the world and under five minutes. The Festival runs for 10 days, from July 21 to July 30, with the awards show taking place July 29. The deadline for entries is April 21, 2010. For more info go to www.sohoshorts.com.
- RS West ’18