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BAFTA Qualifying festivals

Films entered into the British Short Film category must qualify via BAFTA’s qualifying festivals. The festivals are split into two sections; to qualify, films need to have been accepted into at least one festival from Section A, OR at least two festivals from Section B. 


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Davinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve is the world’s only solution that combines editing, color correction, visual effects, motion graphics and audio post production all in one software tool! Its elegant, modern interface is fast to learn and easy for new users, yet powerful for professionals. 


StockYard North

Northern prop hire centre based in Trafford Park, Manchester. Set / scenery transport, storage, sales and recycling.


WeareAlbert Sustainable Suppliers

Albert is leading a charge against climate change; bringing the film and TV industries together to tackle our environmental impact and inspiring screen audiences to act for a sustainable future.



Explore unlimited creative assets for content creators. Get the best royalty-free music, SFX, stock footage, plugins, video editing software and more.


Film Budget Templates

33 downloadable budget templates for filmmaking. One important thing the producer needs to do is create the budget for the film - download them here.


Child Performance hours and breaks

A child under the UK school leaving age of 16 years old will need a Child Performance Licence if they take part in certain events such as TV, film and theatre.

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Just Runners

Just Runners is designed to create a fair and equal entry system into the film industry and it’s a system that’s proving to really work, with 70% of our alumni moving on into employment in the production industry.

Bolton Locations: Mills 

A map of mills in Bolton for possible film locations.


Celtx - Scriptwriting software / Scheduler

Script writing, story development, and production tools for film & TV, and interactive media.


BIFA Qualifying festivals

In 2021 BIFA began a review of its existing list of Shorts qualifying festivals in order to ensure that the festivals recognised are allied to BIFA’s values as an organisation and support the filmmakers whose work they show. You can see the full list of current qualifying festivals, awards bodies and online channels for shorts on the link:



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The library of film, one beautiful shot at a time. ShotDeck is the largest collection of fully searchable high-definition movie images in the world.



Every streaming service in one place, from over 300 free and paid streaming services. Browse, track and watch all your TV shows and movies from one place.


Star Car Hire

Star Car Hire specialise in hiring classic & specialist vehicles for weddings, TV & film, photo shoots, events and PR / marketing campaigns.


Vectar Project - Carbon
Neutral Studios

The VECTAR Project is a film and TV production studio in South Manchester with a sound stage, photographic studio, dressing rooms, and restaurant. The last two years of development and research has made it possible to offer paper-based sustainable sets that are indistinguishable from conventional wooden sets. 


Performance Film & Media Insurance

Short Period insurance is available for you to get online, 24/7. Alternatively, if you’re looking for an Annual insurance solution do send us an enquiry below and we’ll get back to you within one working day.


Movie Magic

The industry standard for managing production budgets. Simplify your production budgeting, estimating, and reporting with the industry’s most used budgeting solution


Creative Europe Media

A valuable list of websites to which filmmakers can explore, and see what type of funding, development and mentoring there is out there.


Sharp Futures. People on Demand.

POD is a service designed to support creative businesses by providing a talent pool of people who can be booked to assist on projects, social media, admin and video production roles.



Silvermouse is the tool the BBC uses for completing the post production paperwork for its TV programmes and non-linear content, including the Programme as Completed and Music Reporting information. You don’t have to be on the BBC Network to use it. Use this helpcard to find your way around Silvermouse.



The UK's #1 career app for young people looking to upskill & get experience in the creative industries. Thousands of internships, apprenticeships, events, training schemes, courses & more.


Check your DCP

For the first time, HOME are pleased to be opening up their cinemas for the region’s filmmakers to check their work in progress on the big screen.



JustWatch gives you recommendations from all your favorite streaming services in one place. Discover new content based on what you like, regardless of where it is streaming. Link to Letterboxd for best experience.



Looking for a unique location? Save money by booking directly with local hosts. Finding the perfect location can be a hassle. Not anymore with Giggster. 



Filmsupply Films is the only platform in the world to release award-winning short films while making the footage available to license. These powerful stories are curated by our staff to bring you inspiration, entertainment, and the highest caliber of footage licensing.

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Book a classic

Classic, iconic and affordable car hire for TV, film production and events. We have specialised in delivering classic cars and unique movie vehicles for any film work and movie production. We have a large selection of unique film vehicles in our online catalogue. 


Eco Passenger

A user-friendly online tool based on a sound scientific methodology · A calculator for comparison of the energy. EcoPassenger allows you to compare the energy consumption, CO2- and exhaust atmospheric emissions for planes, cars and trains for passenger transport.


Call Sheet Templates

A movie call sheet template is the most important document in a film or photo production. This  document  includes all of the information needed in a film shoot and the success of a project can depend on how well-written and detailed your film call sheet is.

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Artemis Pro


Artemis was the first digital viewfinder for smartphones. Over the years has become an indispensable tool for professional filmmakers used by Oscar winners and film students the world over. Every day it helps people line up shots that become the world's favorite moments in film and television


Suz Cruz: Film Crew Agency

A film crew agency and film crew diary service covering the Northern UK including Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds & Scotland



PRODUCER enables production teams and clients to create together more efficiently and effectively than ever before.

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