Our Call For Entries has now opened and films can be submitted from 1 February 2020 to 28 August 2020, so don't delay and click the FILMFREEWAY button on this page to submit your short film!


Usually a full house, this exciting competition night showcasing films from the directors of tomorrow not only gives a big screen opportunity for filmmakers, but enables the audience to vote for their favourite film. 


The entries are judged by a panel of INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS (to be announced) and the evening is split into three sections.  Programmes will be given out listing all entries and a voting slip is also included. 


After each set of films, split into categories, there is a short break for you to think and talk about what you have seen, and the bar will be open all evening (drinks may be taken into the Rex auditorium).  The judges will recess between each set too, and deliberate and cogitate, building suspense until the winners are announced and prizes presented at the end of the evening.  


This is an amazing and rare opportunity to see an exciting and diverse range of short films within your community.  Our competition is open to filmmakers worldwide and the standard of films is breathtaking.  Why not be a part of this fantastic event - and don't forget, your vote also counts!


Please note, all film bookings will be automatically directed through the Rex secure server to make a payment. Please follow on screen instructions to complete purchase.

NB: Please bring booking reference numbers to the venues (given at time of booking on screen or by email) or a print out of your ticket booking confirmations. Thank you.

2019 Bookings Are Open Now

Tickets can be bought online, using our Purbeck Film Festival app or from the Rex Cinema box office.

You can also book films in the following ways:


Purbeck Shorts Competition

The Call for Entries for the Purbeck Shorts Competition 2019 is now closed.

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