Triforce Short Film Festival 2018 Shines a Light on Young Storytellers

21 Dec 2018

5 mins
Taken at the Library of Birmingham
Taken at the Library of Birmingham

On Saturday 1 December 2018, the winning films produced as a result of our recent MicroPitch competition were shown as part of the Triforce Short Film Festival.

Visiting BAFTA HQ in London with their family and friends, the winners were given the opportunity see their films on the big screen, and then took part in a panel to discuss their filmmaking journeys and their aspirations for the future. All received rapturous applause, commendations for their efforts and ongoing filmmaking support from the wider filmmaking community.

What the winners said:

"It's been an amazing experience, it feels surreal."

"I cannot believe my first film has been shown at BAFTA!"

"It was the most nerve-wracking experience being on stage, but I feel great now and want to do it again."

"The filmmaking process is so detailed, I really appreciate how much it takes to make a great film."

We were overwhelmed by the quality of films at this year's festival. It's fantastic to see such a diverse range of stories and storytellers, and I believe that having a more diverse judging panel resulted in a wider range of films being recognised for their quality and originality.

Minnie Ayers, Chief Operating Officer at Triforce

Following the screening of the MicroPitch films, the remainder of the day comprised of filmmaking workshops, Q&As with industry professionals, and the chance to watch an array of shortlisted films that were nominated for Triforce's Best of the Fest award. We're delighted to have been able to help support these young filmmakers as they take their first steps on a journey into the world of filmmaking.

Patrons of the Triforce Festival include; writer, director and actor Kathy Burke, The Walking Dead star David Morrissey, Broadchurch's Marianne Jean Baptiste, actor David Oyelowo (Selma), actress Kacey Ainsworth, (Grantchester), producer Hilary Bevan Jones (The Escape Artist), Oscar®-winning director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland), actor, writer and director Noel Clarke (Kidulthood), Nicholas Pinnock (Marcella), Zawe Ashton (Wanderlust) and award-winning playwright Roy Williams OBE.

TriForce Short Film Festival is a career development-focused initiative, and is supported by a number of high-profile companies and organisations as partners for the 2019 festival, including Professor Stefan Allesch Taylor CBE, Creative England, BFI Network, the Creative Diversity Network, C21 Media, Into Film, Pi Productions, the Mama Youth Project, the National Film and Television School, the Film Festival Doctor, London Flair PR, Indie Film Hustle, HitFilm, Miffymoments, The Athenaeum Hotel, Nails Inc, Rakura Tea, Kiehls and Pursu, who provided seminar speakers, prizes, opportunities and guidance to entrants and attendees, as well as supporting seminars, awards and the industry expo room at BAFTA.

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