Our Call For Entries has currently been postponed, but we will announce when this reopens in due course. At that time, simply click the FILMFREEWAY button on this page to submit your short film and be a part of the UK's longest running rural film festival.


For the last 8 years the Purbeck Film Festival has hosted a nail biting short film competition involving short films from all over the world. Our film submissions range from student films to Oscar nominated titles and from animations to short features. Lengths range from 2 minutes to 10 minutes and we want to see your films!  And if you love film and animation and want to see this unique showcase, then join us and be a part of our tense and exciting evening on the final competition night at the Rex Cinema in Wareham.


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!


Due to the current situation, bookings for the 2020 Purbeck Film Festival are temporarily closed. We look forward to announcing the 24th Purbeck Film Festival as soon as possible.


Purbeck Shorts Competition

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

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