BYOC: Photofusion’s Short Film Competition

Prompted by the continuing shift towards video capable DSLRs and the explosion of online video content, more and more still photographers are shooting video and making their own short films. To celebrate this Photofusion would like to host a season of short films.

Whether you are already making short films or you are taking your first steps into film-making; if you create video installations for gallery spaces, if you use still photography to create photo-films, time-lapse photography, or stop-frame animations, or if your approach to film-making is influenced by your knowledge and experience of still photography; then we are interested in hearing from you.

If you would like your film to be shown on a big screen, in front of an audience, Bring Your Own Cushion is a new short film competition comprised of a series of screenings held at Photofusion. For each screening event we will select the best of the films that have been submitted, from which a selection will go on to be screened at our competition final in December, where the winner will be announced. See below for details.

Bring Your Own Cushion

The prize for the best film will be:



Runners up will receive a free Photofusion Annual Membership.

To Submit:

If you’d like to submit, there are no rules, no themes, no red carpets and certainly no best seats in the house. We only ask that the film is a maximum of 20 minutes in length and HD quality (at least 1280×720).

To have your film considered for the event all you have to do is send an unauthored DVD or downloadable link to:

17a Electric Lane

If you have any questions, contact Gavin at [email protected] or on 020 7738 5774.

If you are a Photofusion Member, submission is free.

1st deadline: Midnight on Friday 19th July

There will be 2 screening ‘heats’ and one ‘final’, at which the winner will be announced. The first screening event is in the evening on 1st August 2013.

Taking place in the Photofusion Studio, the event will be relaxed and informal, refreshments will be available, and you may want to bring your own cushion to make the evening a little more comfortable!


  • Entries should be the sole original work of the entrant. Any evidence of plagiarism may result in the entrant being removed from the competition/event.
  • Entrants are responsible for ensuring that their film complies with the legal and copyright laws of the UK. Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances, permits necessary to present their work.
  • Entrants are responsible for ensuring that their film does not contain any material that is obscene, threatening, harassing, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, offensive, defamatory of any person or otherwise illegal.
  • Entrants are responsible for ensuring that their film does not infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual.