Submissions For Our 2024 Edition Are Now Closed

The last two months have seen a phenomenal reaction to our call for entries for the 2024 LJMU MA Short Film Festival, but unfortunately, the submission period must come to an end. We’ve received a staggering amount of films from across the globe, with students from over 100 countries eager to showcase their work duringContinue reading “Submissions For Our 2024 Edition Are Now Closed”

Now Open for Submissions – The 2024 LJMU MA Short Film Festival!

We’re back! From today, submissions for the 2024 LJMU MA Short Film Festival are officially open. Each year, we showcase the best emergent student filmmaking talent from across the world in the categories of Fiction, Documentary, Animation, and Experimental. The competition last year was of an incredibly high standard and we’re sure that our 4thContinue reading “Now Open for Submissions – The 2024 LJMU MA Short Film Festival!”

We’re Back! Submissions Open September 25th

If you’ve seen our social media recently, you’ll undoubtedly have come across the preceding image – It gives me great pleasure to confirm that we’ll soon be taking submissions for the 2024 edition of the LJMU MA Short Film Festival. From September 25th, we’ll be accepting submissions from student filmmakers from across the globe, andContinue reading “We’re Back! Submissions Open September 25th”

Animation Q&A Today 4PM (BST)

We’ve already heard some fascinating insights from our Documentary, Fiction, and Experimental Directors over the last few days and today promises to be no different. Join us over at our YouTube channel at 4 PM (BST) when the filmmakers from this year’s Animation strand will reveal more about their inspirations, creative processes, and how theyContinue reading “Animation Q&A Today 4PM (BST)”

Fiction/Experimental Q&A 4PM (BST) Today!

On Saturday we caught up with some of the filmmakers featured in this year’s Documentary strand and today it’s the turn of Fiction/Experimental. This year’s festival is the first to feature an Experimental strand so we’re excited to hear about what inspires and motivates these boundary-pushing artists. The 2023 Fiction strand is incredibly competitive thisContinue reading “Fiction/Experimental Q&A 4PM (BST) Today!”

It’s Almost Time – LJMU MA Short Film Festival 2023

Launching Tomorrow! We’re fast approaching the launch of this year’s LJMU MA Short Film Festival, with less than 24 hours to go! This time tomorrow, you’l be able to watch all of the 42 incredible films from our Fiction, Animation, Documentary, and Experimental strands. All 42 films will be available to watch on our websiteContinue reading “It’s Almost Time – LJMU MA Short Film Festival 2023”

We’re Back!

2023 Edition 24th – 31st March After what seems like a lifetime, we’re finally back with the third edition of the LJMU MA Short Film Festival. It’s been tough keeping everything under wraps but thankfully, we’ll soon be able to reveal all, including this year’s jury, the trailers, and of course, the long awaited announcementContinue reading “We’re Back!”

Submissions for the 2023 LJMU MA Film Festival are now closed.

After receiving over 1400 entries from almost 100 countries, our students are now hard at work deliberating and cogitating. Keep an eye on social media for further announcements, and we look forward to seeing you in March for the 3rd edition of the LJMU MA Film Festival!

Festival Closed: Audience Award Goes To…

It’s been an amazing week at the 2nd LJMU MA Film Festival that saw over 16,000 visits to our website to watch all our amazing films, participate in our live Q&A sessions, and attend our award ceremony. We can’t thank you all enough for making the festival so successful and we can not emphasise enoughContinue reading “Festival Closed: Audience Award Goes To…”

Award Winners Announced!

Today we held a live awards ceremony on zoom/YouTube with our jury members and filmmakers to announce the winners in our Paper Bird Categories for Animation, Documentary, and Fiction! (Don’t worry if you missed it, you can always catch the ceremony again on our YouTube channel) We’re very proud to announce that the following filmsContinue reading “Award Winners Announced!”

Industry Pros Give Insight to the Students

The MA Film students got the chance to learn from three industry professionals with expertise in particular areas

New Banner Hits Facebook

As you may have seen, we have recently put up a new Facebook banner! This design is a re-sizing of the poster design that was created on by Alejandra from this year’s MA class. Alejandra made the design based on her own concept, as well as a concept by fellow MA student Natalie, as bothContinue reading “New Banner Hits Facebook”

Crunch Time: Finalising the Programme

When our submissions closed on Film Freeway, we had over 1400 films that were sent to us from around the globe! Our student programmers worked diligently over the winter break and now have that number down to under 300, but there’s still a long way to go! How do we manage the selection process? TheContinue reading “Crunch Time: Finalising the Programme”