Last chance for submissions to TweetFest

Deadline extended for TWEETFEST 2016!

Film Freeway Tweetfest submission

This is your last chance to submit to our tantalisingly, terrific, TWEETFEST!! We have extended the deadline to give you guys a few more days but OCT 6th is the final final deadline so don’t dilly-dally!

Details of our VIP judges are below with a bit more info about the festival if you don’t already know what it’s all about…



Blaine Brothers – Directors

Feature debut NINA FOREVER.large_nina_forever_ver2
Award winning short films & sketches for FILM4 and the BBC.
BIFA Nominated.
BAFTA shortlisted.
Guiding Lights mentees.
Retrospectivised at the ICA.
Screen International “Stars of Tomorrow” sometime before yesterday.
Represented by Ian Benson & Hannah Boulton at The Agency.

What more do we need to say!?

Manuel Puro – Casting Director

Manuel began working in the British film industry in 1995. He started as an assistant to casting director Jeremy Zimmermann and worked with award winning directors Sir Richard Attenborough, Guillermo del Toro and Nic Roeg.
In 2000 he was headhunted by Michael Foster (then co-chairman of ICM) to assist with an A-list roster of clients including Hugh Grant, Rachel Weisz, Sean Bean, Michael Caine, Kristin Scott Thomas and Sir Ben Kingsley.moon_2008_film_poster
From mid 2002 Manuel became head of development at Ska Films – Matthew Vaughn and Guy Ritchie’s production company. He was responsible for their full slate of film and television projects including the hugely successful LAYER CAKE.
From 2004 to 2007 Manuel developed independent film projects with Stephen Frears for Working Title.
In January 2007 Manuel set up Puro Casting where one of his first casting projects was MOON. The rest, as they say, is history.

Simon Blake – Director

Simon worked for years as a theatre director with the Young Vic, he’s made award winning shorts and his debut feature; thriller STILL (starring Aidan Gillen) made a big splash on the festival circuit last year. Simon won ‘Best Director’ at the London Independent Film Festival and the film won ‘Best International First Feature’ at Galway. It was also nominated for The Regle Du Jeu Heartbeat Award at Dinard.
Simon is currently deep into development on his next feature; Coming of Age Irish Drama – TREE TOPS. still, simon blake

Alex Moody – Commissioning Editor Comedy BBC

Before joining the BBC in her current role Alex worked at both CPL Productions and Happy Tramp, developing scripted comedy and comedy-entertainment projects. Prior to that she produced the Bafta-nominated short film ELEPHANT at Happy Tramp for BBC iPlayer. Before this she worked in development at BBC in-house comedy.

Jessie Mangum – Development & Production Executive Goalpost Film

Prior to joining Goalpost, Jessie was a producer at Goalpost Pictures in Sydney, where her credits include Associate Producer and Music Supervisor on Cherie Nowlan’s Sundance hit Clubland, Co-producer of Julien Temple’s film opera The Eternity Man, and Producer of Deborah Mailman’s short film Ralph, (which received the 2009 IF Award for best short film).

As Production and Development Executive at Goalpost Film, Jessie has worked on the sales and marketing strategies for all of the company’s projects including Rupert Wyatt’s The Escapist, Michael Winterbottom’s The Trip and The Trip to Italy, Wayne Blair’s The Sapphires and Neil Armfield’s Holding the Man. She is also developing a number of projects to produce for Goalpost Film and has recently won a Film London Microwave commission to make crime drama LOOTED.

More about the festival…


TWEETFEST 2016 is taking place at the Hackney Picturehouse on Nov 1st with our call for short film submissions happening exclusively on FILMFREEWAY. This is only open to UK ACTORS TWEETUP members (you are a member if you are receiving this email).

Entries are now open until Oct 6th. If you have a film that’s under 12mins (including credits) and was made in the last two years then you are eligible to submit. There are a few Ts & Cs to read here. There is a small fee to submit to the festival; £10 for films submitted by the late deadline (Oct 6th).

In the spirit of what the UK Actors Tweetup team (and all our international counterparts) aim to create, this is all about sharing the remarkable work of the people who make our events so magical – YOU!

On the festival gala night there will be an Audience Award for your favourite short with prizes for our overall Short Film Festival winner (judged by the VIP panel) and a Best Actor Award.

Last submissions Thurs 6th OctFilm Festival gala Tues 1st Nov 


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