Entries open for competition

There are only three weeks left to enter the 2018 Sundance TV Short Film competition.

Entries close on Sunday April 15. The win-
ner will be announced in May. The winning film will not only premiere at an event during the Sundance Film Festival in London, which takes place from May 31 to June 3, but will also be broadcast on SundanceTV (DStv channel 108) later this year.

Submissions to the 2018SundanceTV ShortsCompetition can be made at http://www.sundancetv.co.za/shorts. Entries must be submitted by April 15 and must be made by the producer or director of the film who can provide proof of residency in South Africa. Films should be no longer than 15 minutes and must be delivered with English subtitles if English is not the language spoken in the film.

Entrieswillbe judged on a number of criteria, including creativity, entertainment value, original storytelling and production values. The jury, presided by Mike Plante, of Sundance Institute, will include Harold Gronenthal, from SundanceTV Global, Aletta Alberts, executive head of Content and the third party channels at MultiChoice; and Helen Kuun, of Indigenous Film.

The winner will receive a trip for two to London and their film will be screened during Sundance Film Festival: London at a SundanceTV event in June.

Entries must also meet SundanceTV’s official rules and technical requirements which are available at www.sundancetv.co.za/shorts.