The Smalls put the spotlight on great short films and give filmmakers the tools to create, share, and connect. Since 2006, The Smalls has been supporting and promoting up-and-coming artists through their site as well as with their inspiring live events.
Transforming the landscape of the short film 'industry' is not an easy task, but with the help of some pretty visionary people, brands, and organizations, The Smalls are connecting filmmakers more directly with the type of ventures that can drive their careers forward.
The Smalls launched in September 2006, with “Small Films for Small Screens”, a two-day showcase and competition in Covent Garden, London
After the success of Small Films for Small Screens, their website was conceived, and annual competitions such as The Comedy Smalls and The Smalls Showcase and Awards commenced. Over the years, The Smalls have seen the most random-yet-successful collaborations come to fruition, witnessed young comedic geniuses being snapped up by broadcasters and independent producers, observed audiences of hundreds go dead silent when faced with exceptional documentary material, and they have watched people cry like fountains when awarded their first production grant.
Eleven years on and still going strong, The Smalls Film Festival is back for 2016 and we are delighted to have them at Hackney House!
If you want to join us and our 15,000 strong community for the most dynamic week in the short film industry, put the 2nd-7th September in your diaries immediately. Still need convincing? You can watch our 2016 festival trailer here.
Submissions for the 2016 festival are now closed.