Application Form: South West Animation Film Commission


Image credit: Totem, Steve Wittingham, 2017 Animation Commission

South West Animated Short Film Commission: 2018

We are now inviting proposals for the South West Animation Commission offering the region’s filmmakers and animators the chance to win a £1000 prize to create a new animated film in 2018.

Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to pitch their ideas to a panel of experts in front of a live audience at Exeter’s Two Short Nights Film Festival (30 Nov– 2 Dec) for the opportunity to win a package of support from Exeter Phoenix to turn their film idea into a reality.

Exeter Phoenix will be looking for inspiring and creative proposals that demonstrate originality. All applications must be made via our online submission process below. The proposal should clearly demonstrate the tone, themes and strategy of your ideas.

If you experience any difficulty submitting your information using the form below, please contact


The deadline for applications is Fri 10 Nov 2017.

Selected filmmakers will be contacted soon after this date to be invited to present a live pitch to a panel of industry professionals. This live pitch event will take place at Two Short Nights Festival on Friday 1st December at 6pm. The panel’s decision will be announced that evening, with the commission then awarded on this date.

Projects are to be completed by during 2018 and will be screened as part of Two Short Nights Film Festival 2018.

Application Guidelines

Please read the 2018 South West Animated Short Film Commission guidelines before submitting. Download the guidelines here >>

To apply, please complete the application form below and send up to three supporting images to

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