Micro Short Film Commission 2022

The Micro Short Film Commission is open to individuals or groups who reside in Devon. Exeter Phoenix is looking for concise, innovative stories that can be delivered as an engaging narrative in only 3 minutes. Successful applicants will be awarded £500 to support the production of the film. You can apply for support with all genres of film, live action or animation, fiction and non-fiction. 

Please take a look at the guidelines before applying here: Guidelines


  • Applications open Wednesday 2 February 2022.
  • Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 23 March 2022
  • Decisions made by the week commencing 28 March 2022
  • Interviews will be scheduled to take place in the week commencing 4 April 2022 TBC
  • Training and workshops will take place in April or May 2022, dates TBC
  • Projects are to be completed by 1st November 2022


All applications must be submitted via our online submission form below. Applicants will also be asked to complete a Diversity Standards form when applying.

Applicants will be asked to submit an original and concise proposal, outlining the tone, themes, genre and strategy of your ideas. Exeter Phoenix will accept ideas to be presented in written form (up to 400 words) or as a video (up to 3 minutes). Applicants will have the opportunity to include a link to a show reel and attached supporting material. This could be examples of previous work, stills, writing samples or visual aids.

All applicants will receive a confirmation email to state we have received your application. Applications will be presented to the commission panel after the deadline.

Decisions will be made the week commencing 15 March 2021. All applicants will be notified of the outcome via email. If you are invited you to pitch your application at an interview you will be asked to present your ideas to the panel and discuss them in more detail.

You will also be asked to provide the panel with a brief budget and examples of how your production will meet our aims and objective outlined above.

Contact Us

If you have any questions please send an email to digital@exeterphoenix.org.uk


To apply, click here.

Main image credit: still from previous Exeter Phoenix commissioned film House Hunting, directed by Phil Spencer.