27th Annual

FilmBath (Previously Bath Film Festival)

November 01, 2018 to November 11, 2018


FilmBath IMDb New Filmmaker Award


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in United Kingdom Pound

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
May 14, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 10.00 *
Student Fee 10.00 *
Regular Deadline
August 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *
Student Fee 10.00 *
Late Deadline
September 1, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Student Fee 25.00 *

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately October 30, 2018

Shorts: From 1 minutes to 10 minutes

Projects completed after January 1, 2015

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Project must not have distribution

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

REGION 0    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Writer

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Prize
The winner receives £1,000 to go towards their next film, £1,000 worth of hire kit from for 180 Degree On Set Solutions/Visual Impact. PLUS the extremely rare and sought after IMDb enamel badge and a page for their film on the IMDb website.
Cash Award Value: 1,000 United Kingdom Pound
Value of Goods/Services: 1,000 United Kingdom Pound

Category Rules

NB: Payment of submission fee does NOT guarantee that your film will be screened. Out of around 100 films submitted, we select 5

1. Entry into FilmBath Festival IMDb New Filmmaker Award confirms each entrant’s acceptance of these rules and regulations.
2. FilmBath IMDb New Filmmaker Award is open to filmmakers of any nationality from any country.
3. The entered film must not have been previously optioned, sold or produced.
4. The film will be rejected if the Director has previous films which have been distributed.
5. The film must be no less than 1 (one) minute and no more than 10 (ten) minutes screen time including credits.
6. Films of any genre will be considered and must be the original work of the person submitting it. Where the film is based upon another piece of work it is the responsibility of Producer/s to obtain permission/copyright clearances from the original author.
7. Films based upon another work must be clearly marked as such.
8. Films must be submitted by the deadline, no late entries will be accepted unless agreed by prior arrangement.
9. Entering the competition constitutes permission to use the winners’ names and licenses for publicity and promotions without any additional compensation.
10. Multiple film entries are acceptable. But entry must be made separately.
11. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges. The decision of the judges will be final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
12. All entrants acknowledge that neither the judges nor the sponsors or any partners mentioned here on or any other publication will be held responsible for any and all disputes between you FilmBath Festival IMDb New Filmmaker Award .
13. All entrants acknowledge that the final winner will be expected to use the prize money to make their next film.
14. No cash alternatives to any of the prizes or additional payments shall be made.
15. The Competition organisers reserve the right to reject any entry for any reason at their absolute discretion.
16. The organisers reserve the right to amend these rules and regulations at any time by notice on www.filmbath.org.uk.

Release for submitted material:

This release is being accepted by you in connection with the material you wish the judges of FilmBath Festival IMDb New Filmmaker Award Competition to review.

You acknowledge that the film you are submitting may contain characters, concepts and other material similar to characters, concepts and other material which the judges of the competition or their partners are currently developing/producing or are considering developing/producing.

You agree that in consideration for their reviewing and perhaps discussing the submitted screenplay with you, you will not at any time assert or attempt any claim against FilmBath Festival IMDb New Filmmaker Award or any of the judges of the competition, sponsors, partners, or any other person connected with the competition with respect to any use of similar material in any project which is developed, produced, distributed, licensed or sold by all the above mentioned parties.

The judges agree to make a reasonable good faith effort to protect the confidentiality of any original material contained in the work.

You agree that should your film be shortlisted and/or the winner of this competition it will be shown at FilmBath Festival 2018.