Long Listed Films and Animations Announced.

As we arrive blinking into the sunlight, we are delighted to announce the various Longlisted entries.

These films and animations are now with the judging panel, who will deliver the Shortlist at the start of next week. They have a very hard task ahead of them – these Longlisted films are all wonderful!

To see all these films, plus attend the awards ceremony, masterclass, panel discussion – all free – please click here for details.


Tri County (Surrey / Hants / Berks 10 minutes or under)

Andrew Whiteside ‘A Short Film’

 Harry Heath ‘First Man To Fly’

Ross Stringer ‘Mind In Motion’

Luke Whatley – Bigg ‘Iceland – An Iconic Island”

Lauren Sandercock ‘Match’

Graciela Mae ‘Doctor’s Note’

Matthew Whitmore ‘John’

Joseph Hargreaves ‘Hollow Fields’

Catherine Kennedy ‘What Remains’

Jordan Brunton ‘Disconnected’

Gary Wronecki ‘Pull Out The Stopper’

Mikel Iriarte ‘Mausoleum’

Geoff Harmer ‘Selfie’

James Averiss ‘The Daydreamer’

A.J. Spinks ‘Spaceman’

Lily Sullivan ‘Magpie’

Timothy Marsh ‘The Last Napkin’

Charlottoe Cunningham ‘The Unexpected Love’

Daniel Sumner-Myers ‘Bruised’

Mollie Putman-Trimmer ‘Murine’

Abigail Watkin ‘Rugby Is A Womans Sport’

Prapassorn Smith ‘Kids With Guns’





U.K. (outside Tri County 90 seconds or under)

 Richard Miller ‘The Fight’

Donovan Swart ‘Anzel’

Hannah Congdon ‘H S K T’

Krystian Garstkowiak ‘Multiple Problems’

Jiaqi Wang ‘English Intonation’

Emeson Nwolie ‘Skywatcher’

Onysha Lamers ‘In My Shoes’

Gemma Rickers ‘HeartEater’

Gareth Shoulder ‘Bethan’s Bear’




International (90 seconds or under)

Manuel Soro- Futous ‘Shit’

Quinceé Kaya Dill ‘Scissors vs Ponytail’

Matthew Middendorf ‘Home’

Aitor Marín Correcher ‘Sorry’

Jessica Laurent ‘VAF 2018’

Shawn Wickens ‘My Daily Commute’

Natasha Sharpe ‘I Feed Her’

Sajjad Alavi Manesh ‘Hitchcock’s Crow’

Ardalan Farhanchi ‘Kind Children’

Alice Reily de Souza ‘I Hate You SO Much’

Max Shoham ‘Sincerely Anthony’

Enrique Ortega ‘Checkmate’


Good luck everyone!





White Elephant Closed To Submissions!

We are now closed to submissions! Thanks so much to all who have entered.

Please do not disturb us over the next few days – we will be sitting in a darkened room watching all of your great films and animations! We have had over 300 entries, but we will get these all viewed. We made both the International and rest of U.K. (outside the Tri counties) 90 seconds or under this year, so this will make it possible to see them all.

We will be presenting the long lists to the judging panel next week and will let you all know if you have made it to the next stage or not.

Good luck!

There is still time to register to attend the masterclass and panel discussion at Camberley Theatre on 7 March though!


Panel Discussion Industry Insiders…

On 7 March, we have lined up some brilliant activities as part of the White Elephant Film Festival. It is all free to attend, and takes place at Camberley Theatre in Surrey. (GU15 3SY).  Please register here if you would like to attend.

There is plenty of parking at the back of the theatre in the Knoll Road multi-storey car park. Click here to find out –  How to get to Camberley.

Along with this masterclass, ‘Making a Magical Realist 3d Animated Film: Storyboard to Screen.’ Hosted by Paul Charisse, we are hosting a panel discussion, with young industry experts.

We are delighted to announce the panellists:

Niall Shukla

Niall Shukla

Niall Shukla is an award-winning writer and director of dramatic and commercial films. His latest project A DOLL DISTORTED has been BAFTA qualified, selected for over 40 festivals and won over 10 Jury Awards including “Best Short” at Rhode Island International Film Festival. His work has been picked for Oscar qualifying SITGES festival, BAFTA accredited Aesthetica and London Short Film Festival. Alongside his film direction, he has also won multiple awards for his Visual Effects and Editing work. He graduated at the top of his class with a degree in Economics & Philosophy. He regularly works as a director, cinematographer and editor on film and commercial productions.


Rory Yeung


Rory Yeung is a highly experienced documentary filmmaker, with a particular focus on science, tech and wildlife documentaries. Originally trained as a geophysicist, he managed to parlay his general tech skills into a post-production technician on films. He was selected for the top Film Training school in the UK: The National Film and Television School. He trained in Science and Natural History Filming. Rory now works with several important clients including Oxford Scientific Films and Mongoose, principally in the areas of post-production and sound.


Joe Madden

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Joe is a highly successful director, producer and photographer with over six years in the industry. He is the founder and owner of CAVSOC, a high-end production company that delivers corporate, commercial and narrative content. He learnt his trade on the job as an in-house videographer and subsequently freelanced as a camera operator and editor for prestigious ad agencies and production companies. Joe has travelled the world directing commercials, corporate content and music videos and now oversees production on dozens of projects of all sizes.

Contact: joe@cavsoc.com



Abhi Nandakumar


Abhi Nandakumar began his career on the British Film Institute’s ‘Future Producer’ initiative, where he ran the marketing campaign for ‘Sci Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder’ at the Watershed Cinema in Bristol, UK. He then worked with two Bristol-based directors to produce 14 short documentary films. He was shortlisted for Creative England’s iShorts scheme for “Tony’s Brain” and was a member of Creative England’s South West Talent Hub. He joined STUDIOCANAL UK working as the Digital Marketing Assistant for their UK theatrical releases; working on the marketing campaigns for the Studio Ghibli Film Season, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week and the Paddington Franchise. He joined 20th Century Fox and the digital agency Substance Global where he led the EMEA marketing strategy for YouTube in 37 countries. He now is the ‘Marketing Lead’ for Messly, in London.


Naeem Mahmood


Naeem Mahmood is one of the freshest directors emerging in the UK. He is an award winning filmmaker and founder of Trailblazer – a production company set up by young creatives after winning the Prince’s Trust Millennium Award. He is a graduate of the Berlinale Talent Campus and was mentored by Gary Kurtz – producer of Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back. Naeem’s debut feature ‘Brash Young Turks’ was awarded Best UK Movie at the 10th Movie Video & Screen Awards.

The masterclass and panel discussion run from 6 – 8 pm, with the awards ceremony taking place in the main auditorium of Camberley Theatre at 8pm. Everyone is very welcome.

Please register here to attend.

We are delighted that Bill’s will be providing free, fresh and delicious finger food for the evening.

For more details on how to submit a film or animation, please click here.