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Want your short film screened at HOME?

Filmed Up is our regular North West filmmakers night. The screenings happen every quarter and the films are selected from an open submission of short films under 20 minutes in duration, of any genre, old or new made by filmmakers based in the North West.

This event is a great opportunity to showcase your filmmaking skills to a captive audience, meet other filmmakers, and also see if your film wins the audience award, which is voted for on the night.

We accept films of all genre fiction, animation, documentary, artist film…all are welcome!

So if you’re a filmmaker based in the North West and think your film fits the bill, we’d love to see your work.

All you need to do is check the eligibility criteria and fill in our online submission form.

Eligibility criteria at a glance:

  • Made by filmmakers currently living in the North West (Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside, the red region on that map)
  • Under 20 minutes
  • Of any genre
  • Of any year

Additional criteria for our December 2021 screening:
This screening, held in partnership with We Are Parable, will be celebrating North West filmmakers of colour. Submissions also need to fulfill the following criteria.

  • The North West Filmmaker identifies as a person of colour
  • The film’s main protagonist is a person of colour

Deadline Fri 7 October, more information and form are on our Filmed Up + We Are Parable call for submission page

If your film does not fulfil the additionnal criteria for our December screening, you can enter it for our March 2022 screening here.


A few practical things to remember:

You need to have cleared copyright of all external material you have used in your film (any video extract featured; soundtrack, including credit music etc). We cannot screen films which have unauthorised use of material.

The web link you send us will be what we use for the screening. The quality needs to be good enough: preferably HD, 1080p (1920 x 1080) or 720p (1280 x 720);  but SD 576i (720 x 576) will do if you are happy with that.

If you have made a lot of films please send us one submission per screening, we try to make each screening varied so it is unlikely we would programme several films from the same director in one screening.

Please make sure audio is authored to -3db, no higher

By “filmmaker currently living in the North West” we mean either the director, writer or producer is based in the region. Not sure you are in the North West? Check out this map with the North West highlighted. You can type in your postcode, if it’s not in the red region, then it’s not eligible for Filmed Up.

All films screened on the night will be selected by a panel of HOME audience members.

Have any questions? Have a look at our FAQ page.