9:16 COMP

RESULTS

We had 2,327 entries from all over the world which led to a final shortlist of 22 films.
1st Place
Lali Rhydderch – A Woman At Night
Lali Rhydderch – A Woman At Night
2nd Place
The Innumerable Things that Exist…Directed by Yoon Kyeong Yang
The Innumerable Things that Exist…Directed by Yoon Kyeong Yang
3rd Place.
Living on An Island – Directed by Kuesti Fraun
Living on An Island – Directed by Kuesti Fraun
The Shortlist.

“DEATH BY…” Rosanna Verdon-Roe

“CROSSINGS” Mateo Vargas

“HEIST OF THE GRANDE MAISON” Dan Saunders

“BUG 73” George Garry

“BULLETPROOF COFFEE” Skippy Jalapeno

“THE SOUND OF THE MUSIC OF WAR” Vyacheslav Bihun

“SCAR” Skud Man

“VACUMATE” Muriel Sago

“LIVING ON AN ISLAND” Kuesti Fraun

“THE INNUMERABLE THINGS THAT EXIST” Yoon Kyeong Yang

“WRITER’S BLOCK” Hector Edu

“HIS HANDS SMELLED LIKE CHEETOS AND SALIVA” Adel Szegedi

“TIME” Abel Mekashu

“ONE NONE ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND” Daniela Lucato

“PLIGHT N” Eduardo Dan Santamaria

“CONTENT AVERTICAL FILM” Titas Miciulis

“‘ROSIE’S WORLD” Eve Pascall & Tatiana Bertholdi

“CRAVE” Melissa Murphy

“A WOMAN AT NIGHT” Lali Rhydderch

“BOUND TO THE DEPTHS” Matthew Turner

“MOLD” Madas David

“CITY OF MIRAGE” Anjani Chadha

ENTER HERE USING FILM FREEWAY

We are launching our first 9:16 short film competition. It is free to enter for anyone aged 16 or over.
We’d like to see your storytelling skills in a short format. You can make it a factual or fictional film – it can be animation or music video, too. Just remember to demonstrate a strong sense of story.


Prizes

filmmakers will be invited into the Young Presence Community
shortlisted films to be shown on Presence website
runners-up: 1-3 months mentorship with us at Presence Team
winner: 3-6 months mentorship with Presence and 1 year of Adobe subscription or equivalent


Rules and Terms

1-3 minutes in duration (excluding titles) 
Shoot entirely on a phone and your work must be your own and original. 
You may use any editing/post technique (non phone is allowed) 
Ensure you have permission to use any visuals or sounds if you have sampled and credit them in your titles 
Please get written consent from performers/artists to be shown in screenings and credit them in your titles 
Please submit through Film Freeway by 07/01/24
We are directly accepting late submissions until 14/01/24. Please contact us on hello@presence.team for a late entry.
Notification of selection to shortlist on 22/01/24 
Winners to be announced at a live event in Hoxton, London 31/01/24
Entrants of all levels and experience.
Age limit: 16 & over.
Subject matter: narrative/story structure (factual or fiction). Music videos and animation accepted if they involve a narrative structure.
Shortlisted films will be shown at the competition award ceremony and online at Presence Team website and relevant social media, subject to entrants clearances. We will not sell your film or pay you for its use. 


FAQ’S
How long should my film be?
Between 1 and 3 minutes, excluding titles and credits

Who can enter?
Anyone aged 16 or over


Can I use a camera to film with?
No your film must be entirely shot on a mobile phone


Do I have to enter on my own? 
No, you can enter as a team or individually


How do I submit my film?
Submit your film file via the film freeway portal – link above


Is it free? 
Yes it is FREE TO ENTER


What happens to my film after?
You will own your film and be distribute it as you like

Can I enter my film into other film competitions?
Yes, absolutely

Who owns copyright over my film?
You, the filmmaker

Who owns my film?
You own your film

How can I edit it?
On or off mobile.

Do I need to tell a story? 
Yes, your film must tell a story. It needs to have a narrative structure – even if it is animation, a music video or documentary


Can my film be factual? 
Yes, we welcome documentary filmmaking – as long as you have a narrative thread


Can my film be a music video? 
Absolutely… just tell a story, too


When will I hear if I’ve been shortlisted? 
Our shortlist of winners will be announced on the 21 January


Is there a competition screening event? 
Yes, we are holding a screening event on 31st January, invites to follow


Do I need to pay to come to the event? 
No, It will be free to all invited guests


What will the prizes be?
YP Community membership, mentorship and software. See above

Who will be at the screening? 
Film and advertising industry professionals and FILMMAKERS!


GOOD LUCK!