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Royal Television Society rolls out short film competition for aspiring filmmakers

British film and TV forum the Royal Television Society (RTS) has launched Futures 48, a short film competition open to aspiring filmmakers with no broadcast credits from across the UK. Launching ...
September 18, 2020

British film and TV forum the Royal Television Society (RTS) has launched Futures 48, a short film competition open to aspiring filmmakers with no broadcast credits from across the UK.

Launching on Oct. 9, participants will receive their film’s title at 7 p.m. from organizers and will then have 48 hours to create a three-minute short connected to the title while adhering to COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. All entries must be submitted to the RTS by 7 p.m. on Oct. 11. Entries can be submitted either as an individual filmmaker or as part of a filmmaking team. Films can cover any subject matter and short documentaries are welcome, provided they link to the title sent to the particular entrant.

The completed films will then be judged by a panel of television industry experts.

Nominees will be announced in November, with the winner to be unveiled later this year. The winning film will receive a Royal Television Society Award and be available for viewing across the RTS YouTube channel.

For further information and registration, head to the RTS website.

The idea was brought to RTS by Emmerdale actor and director Daymon Britton.

“With so many people recovering from the effects of COVID-19, and personally reflecting on how huge the impact has been on our industry I wanted to bring creatives together for something positive,” said Britton in a statement. “The challenge gives a focus, a deadline, and an incredibly platform for those taking part. Open to people of all ages, I am hoping to see an outpouring of creativity over those 48 hours in October. This is just the beginning of Futures 48, and it’s already incredibly exciting.”

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Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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