The TweetFest is live on FILM FREEWAY


Everyone LOVES a sequel and we’re back with TWEETFEST 2016

Film FreewayWe’ve just launched our TWEETFEST 2016, taking place at the Hackney Picturehouse, 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) so we’d like to officially invite you all to participate…Entries are now open and will be open until 6pm GMT on Sept 21st (regular deadline) and Oct 1st (late deadline).

If you have a film that’s under 12mins (including credits) and was made in the last two years then we would love you to submit it. There are a few T & C’s to read, nothing too scary.

There is a small fee to submit to the festival this year – £5 (US $6.50) for films submitted by the regular deadline and £10 for films submitted by the late deadline.

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!

Below is the team working behind the scenes for 2016. These guys will be previewing all the entries (we promise every film will be watched), and we’ll soon be announcing a VIP panel of judges who’ll be picking a winner from our final line-up.

The Gala event will be taking place on November 1st 2016 at The Hackney Attic/Hackney Picturehouse, with a very nominal ticket fee to attend. And of course if you are desperate to volunteer and help us run the event, do drop us an email. We have a few spaces open for volunteers on the event day.

On the Festival night there will also be an Audience Award for your favourite short with prizes for both our overall Short Film Festival winner (judged by the VIP panel) and the winner of the Audience Award.


Film Freeway Tweetfest submission


Our Judges:


Angela Peters:

Founder of the UK Actors Tweetups and the World Acting Summit(started in 2014). Angela is an international actor best known for her time on TV in Oz and also for a bunch of feature films here and there. Angela met with the LA Actors Tweetup founders in 2010 and decided to swiftly join forces making her previously humble networking event into an international collaboration. Twitter: @angiepang


Andrea Farrena:

Andrea works internationally as a producer and runs the talent management company Farrena Films Mgmt ; representing Actors, Directors and Presenters. She believes that networking is the key to success in this industry hence why she joined the Tweetup team back in 2012 to co-direct with Angela. Twitter: @AndreaFarrena

Richard Glover:

Richard is an actor best known for his roles in two of Ben Wheatley’s films, Sightseers and A Field In England, as well as playing Simon Price in J.K Rowlings HBO/BBC production of The Casual Vacancy, and as The Stewart alongside Chris Pine in the Disney classic Into The Woods. Richard has been working in television, film and theatre for over a decade and started his career doing live comedy shows as part of Ealing Live. He will soon be seen in War Machine, starring Brad Pitt, as well a number of other BBC shows coming out in 2017. Twitter: @RichardDGlover

Lindsay Kutner:

Lindsay joined top London actor’s agency Stevenson Withers in 2015. Having started her career path on the production side of the industry, she then joined a top agency in 2011 as an assistant, working her way up to becoming a successful Junior Agent at SW. Twitter:@LindsayKutner1



James Wren:

James is an actor and producer, known for Peacock Season (2009), The Man You’re Not (2016) and The Trap (2015).
James has won awards for his feature The Trap (Jury Prize for Best Feature) and his short The Monster (Best Short Film) at The Monkey Bread Tree Awards 2016.
James also runs the Hen & Chickens Theatre in Highbury & Islington. Twitter: @WrenJR




Andromeda Godfrey:

Andromeda is a film and television actress and film producer. Some of her most recent credits include the feature films Hallows Eve and The Cutting Room and TV show Killer on the Line. She is currently producing the feature film 2:Hrs which is about to go into post-production and is in development with several others. Twitter:@andromeday23

Joseph Steyne:

Joseph studied film before becoming an actor and has worked in most areas of the industry at some point.
He is a big supporter of new and emerging talent and is currently filming Brother in Suits for A Monet Vision. Twitter: @JosephSteyne




Chryssanthi Kouri:

Chryssanthi is a director and writer and has been working professionally in Film and TV productions for over 15 years. As a writer and director she produces her own shorts, as well as music videos, online content and showreels. She is also a former actor, trained at Mountview, and a theatre director specialising in new writing. Chryssanthi’s film work has been described as “simple and complex, lyrical and accessible and beautifully executed”. She is currently in development on her feature film debut – a female lead comedic drama in the style of a road movie, with the working title “Porter & Parker”.  Twitter: @ChrysKouri

Miguel Alves-Khan: 

Miguel is a film actor and Martial Artist. He runs the Nottingham Film and TV Tweetup.   He has been in the industry since 2012, not only as an actor, but also in various other film related activities, helping projects get off the ground and helping people get work. Twitter:@miguelalveskhan



So, here’s what to do:


1. Enter your short film via FILMFREEWAY

2. Wait for the above panel to review it.

3. If you’re one of the top films we will contact you by Oct 17th 2016 for more info.

4. Book your ticket for our gala night when tickets are announced on the Picturehouse website.

5. Tell everyone via Twitter, email, Facebook, or in person to help spread the news about our Short Film Festival.

Good luck everyone!

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