Short Sounds Film Festival

by Adam Merrifield

10 months ago

Less than 24 hours to go & new jury members


Our offer on discounted day passes finishes tomorrow (Friday 11th August) so don't forget to grab one whilst you still can to help us reach our target.

This also applies to the early bid fees on all film submissions so if you have a film ready to submit then don't delay and make sure you get in before midnight tomorrow:

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In other news, we are delighted to welcome on board the wonderful James Harrison to the festival jury!

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Having worked as Lead Sound Designer for Ridley Scott on The Martian, Exodus & Kings and The Counselor, James is recognized as being one of the top men in the Hollywood sound game and is excited to be joining Glenn Freemantle and Maike Helmers as part of the sound judging team at this year's festival.

Got your pass and ready for October? Then find out what Bournemouth University Lecturer & Short Sounds Ambassador Steve Rafter (Also of local sound outfit BOMO Audio - ) has to say about the significance of the festival here...

Dan Pringle

11 months ago

New Panels and Sponsors

New industry panels confirmed for Thursday 12th

Festival Organisers White Lantern Film have arranged two industry panels for Thursday 12th October to provide key insights into the landscape of the British film industry and deliver valuable advice on developing successful collaborative relationships. 

'Making it in movies' - British Film Industry Panel with representatives from the British Film Institute (BFI), UK Broadcasters and reputable distributors

'The music of movies' - An exploration of the Director/Composer relationship with award winning Directors and Composers.

Guest speakers for both panels will be announced between now and the 10th September and we are currently in discussion with some reputable household names for both.

To secure your ticket, pledge now for a Thursday day pass on Phundee.

Individual tickets will go on sale from August and will be priced at £10. 

KIN and join as festivals sponsors

We are delighted to welcome on board KIN and as official Short Sounds Festival Sponsors and this has seen us move significantly closer towards our overall required funding target. Both companies are market leaders within their respective creative industries and we look forwards to working closely with them to deliver an inspiring festival that appeals to both film lovers and the professional film community.


Kin is a new concept in collaborative working and living spaces, rethinking how we live, work and play - creating creative and ambitious communities, beautifully designed shared spaces and brilliant on-site resources. The first exciting property launches in Bournemouth in late 2018 before expansion across the UK. Co-live Co-work. With Kin. offers a next generation platform for creators of original pitches for TV, Film & Digital Media to connect directly with Hollywood Producers and Studio Executives and gives creators industry pro advice on how to pitch a television show or feature film. Pitch your idea for a Movie, Screenplay, Television Show, Short Film, New Media Project and more directly to the likes of Discovery Studios, Discovery Network, Sony Pictures Entertainment Television, New Line Cinema and Warner Brothers.

As part of's official sponsorship of Short Sounds, all festival winners will be awarded annual subscriptions to the platform and the opportunity to submit multiple pitches to scouting development executives.

Dan Pringle

11 months ago

Bournemouth Uni joins the jury & discounted submission fees

Bournemouth University's Maike Helmers joins Festival Jury

We are delighted to welcome on board Bournemouth University's Head of Post Production Sound Maike Helmers to the Short Sounds Festival Jury.

Following an illustrious career designing sound for TV and film, Maike left the BBC to join BU in 1997 as a Senior Lecturer and start the UK's first MA in Post Production Sound. The course is now recognized globally as an industry leader in the field of  sound and Maike has been instrumental in mentoring many key players working in the industry today.

Early bird submission fees for the remainder of the campaign

To celebrate the final 20 days of the Phundee campaign, we're going back to early bird fees for the next one hundred film and score submissions.

Simply head to the official Short Sounds Festival Pages on Film Freeway or Withoutabox and enter the waiver code SSFF100.

We look forward to sharing your work with the jury.

Dan Pringle

11 months ago

MASTERCLASS CONFIRMED - 'The Art of Oscar Winning Sound' with Glenn Freemantle + help us reach our 2K mid campaign goal by Sunday 18th

'The Art of Oscar Winning Sound'

Join Oscar Winning Sound Designer Glenn Freemantle for a discussion on all things blockbuster movie sound and his journey to the top of the film industry on Friday 13th October.

With over thirty years experience working on over a hundred films with Pinewood based outfit sound 24 alongside the likes of Danny Boyle, Richard Curtis and Thomas Vinterberg, Glenn has seen and heard it all! Picking up the Oscar for his outstanding audible contribution to Alfonso Cuaron's groundbreaking 2013 sci-fi hit 'Gravity', Glenn has become a champion of young sound technicians and is now considered a true pioneer in the field of cutting edge sound design.

To guarantee your ticket for this event, pledge for a day pass on Phundee now.

Help us reach our mid campaign goal of 2k by the end of Sunday 18th

We've had a great first week on Phundee with all VIP tickets for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's live score to Hithcock's Blackmail have now sold out! The campaign has hit the 5% funded milestone and now we're looking to push on past that 10% mark. Pledge before Sunday for a festival day pass (Or a larger exclusive) and we'll throw in an Official Short Sounds Festival bag.

Short Sounds Closing Night Party hosted by B-Reel

The Short Sounds Film Festival Closing Night Party on Friday 13th October will be hosted by B-Reel. This prestigious gala event will be festival themed with a cinematic sound and music vibe and will be attended by the Short Sounds jury including Wonder Woman Composer Rupert Gregson-Williams and Oscar winning Sound Designer Glenn Freemantle. Discounted tickets can be reserved by pledging for a festival day pass on Phundee with a limited number available nearer the time.

Don't miss the opportunity to pledge your support now and guarantee your place at Bournemouth’s premier event for film.

Dan Pringle

12 months ago

MASTERCLASS CONFIRMED - 'Scoring for Hollywood' with Wonder Woman's Rupert Gregson-Williams

Join Wonder Woman Composer & Short Sounds Jury Member Rupert Gregson Williams as he explores the musical journey that has lead him to scoring some of Hollywood's biggest movies.

Having worked with the likes of Mel Gibson, Patty Jenkins, David Yates and Adam Sandler on over fifty films, Rupert will provide a unique and authentic insight into the landscape of the modern film industry and the workings of big budget film scores.

To guarantee your ticket for this event, pledge for a day pass on Phundee now. 

Dan Pringle


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