THE BLUE DOOR WINS 2 AWARDS AT THE REEL SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL, CANADA!

The Blue Door bags the award for Best Live Action Short Under 15 Mins & the Audience Choice Award!

We were honoured to be selected for this year’s Reel Shorts Festival in Alberta, Canada, but to have been awarded for our efforts makes our inclusion that little bit sweeter.

The Reel Shorts Film Festival celebrates short films and the filmmakers who make them by screening gems of storytelling brilliance from around the world, across Canada, and here in the Peace Region. The goals of the Reel Shorts Film Society are: (1) to entertain, educate, and engage audiences; and (2) to grow the film making community in the Peace Region of northwest Alberta and northeast British Columbia by inspiring, developing, and showcasing its filmmakers.

The calibre of films in their trailer looks incredible and whilst sadly, we were unable to make it across the pond to visit the festival and enjoy the programme, we’re so pleased that The Blue Door appealed to the festival’s audiences.

You can find out more about the festival and the other films here.

Thank you Reel Shorts!

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THE BLUE DOOR - NOMINATED FOR A BAFTA!

We’re completely thrilled! The Blue Door has been nominated for Best British Short Film at this year’s BAFTA’s!!

You can find out more about this year’s event and all the nominees here!

Fantastic well done to the incredible cast and crew and thank you so much to you all for your love, support, encouragement, listening to us all bang on about it far too often and convincing us the idea wasn’t totally ridiculous.

Make sure to follow our twitter for updates on the night :) @bluedoorshort

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The Blue Door is selected for Bafta Qualifying London Short Film Festival!

We’re honoured and thrilled to have had The Blue Door selected for the London Short Film Festival!

The 2019 London Short Film Festival runs from 11th - 20th January. The Blue Door has been selected to play as part of the Tales of the Unexpected programme. This is on Saturday 12th January at 4pm. Please do attend and support us / the festival / new works! You can buy your tickets here!

About London Short Film Festival:

“…a vital moment in the UK film calendar, and a beacon of inclusive and groundbreaking filmmaking from a diverse range of backgrounds.” - The Voice

Broaching its sixteenth year, London Short Film Festival has been recognised as the premiere UK showcase for cutting edge homegrown and international short film.

Renowned as the capital’s ‘cornucopia of new and beloved shorts from around the world’ (CineVue) and for our consistently ambitious cross-arts programming, we strive always to platform emerging talent alongside the established with a 16 year old soft spot for the independent.

The first significant date on the UK’s film calendar, each January sees diverse audiences of 10,000+ flock to LSFF helming some of London’s most historic cinematic venues, from the Institute of Contemporary Arts to BFI Southbank, Curzon Soho to Dalston’s Grade II listed Rio.

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The Blue Door is selected for PIFFF (Paris International Fantastic Film Festival)!

Paris International Fantastic Film Festival! What a great name!

The Blue Door team are honoured to have been selected for the PIFFF. We’ve made it to the finals for Best International Short too! We’re up against films starring the likes of Marisa Tomeï, Minnie Driver!

You can find out more about the festival and all of its fantastic entries here!

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Lynn McFarlane is nominated for Best Production Designer at the Underwire Film Festival!

This one is for our fantastic Production Designer Lynn McFarlane!

Some of you may not know that The Blue Door set was entirely recycled; designed and constructed by Dresd. Lynn (Duncan and team) did an amazing job building, dressing, essentially bringing to life The Blue Door using entirely reclaimed supplies. She's as talented and green fingered as they come and as a result, she's been nominated for Best Production Design at Underwire Festival. Underwire is a Bafta recognised festival and you can find out more here: http://www.underwirefestival.com/events/she-wants-revenge/ Well done Lynn and good luck!

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THE BLUE DOOR IS SELECTED FOR DISCOVER FILM AWARDS

We’re so humbled to have The Blue Door selected for this prestigious London Festival!

The Discover Film Awards is one of the biggest short film festivals in the world with over 4,000 annual submissions from 70+ countries, global premiers in London’s Leicester square with packed cinema audiences, filmmaker parties, red carpet events, script-pitching round tables with funding available for new projects and an annual cash prize fund of over USD 60,000, including the prestigious Craghoppers Film Prize. In 2018, the festival was voted in the top 100 globally out of over 5,000 by filmmakers on FilmFreeway.

You can find out more about Discover Film here

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THE BLUE DOOR: SELECTED FOR FEAR FETE FILM FESTIVAL AND NOMINATED FOR BEST DIRECTOR AND BEST ACTOR!

We’re so pleased! Not only did the brilliant Fear Fete Film Festival in Mississippi select The Blue Door for its programme, its been nominated for Best Director and Best Actor! Well done Paul Taylor and Gemma Whelan respectively!

Hosted in Gulfport Mississippi, Fear Fete Film Festival has won countless awards, for its dedication to showcasing the best of the horror genre as well as being a terrific place to show case films for feature lengths and shorts alike.

Thank you FFFF for selecting us! You can find out more here

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THE BLUE DOOR SELECTED FOR SHOW ME SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL IN NEW ZEALAND!

We're so happy The Blue Door has been selected for SMSFF - Screening all the way over in New Zealand! An Oscar Qualifying Festival!

Show Me Shorts is Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading international short film festival, a competitive Academy Awards-accredited festival that screens in cinemas nationwide each Spring.

Everyone involved is passionate about short films, story telling, the arts and culture in general.

The Show Me Shorts mission: to create and cultivate the infrastructure required to achieve the widest possible appreciation of short films in New Zealand, and New Zealand short films internationally.

The Show Me Shorts Vision: a future where the important role of short films in New Zealand culture is widely acknowledged and celebrated.

To achieve this vision SMSFF work to connect New Zealanders with the best short films locally and around the world; celebrate excellence in short film making; and foster the New Zealand short film community.

You can find out more about SMSFF here.

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THE BLUE DOOR SELECTED FOR ENCOUNTERS FILM FESTIVAL 2018

We're so happy The Blue Door has been selected for a second BAFTA recognised festival!

Encounters is the UK’s leading short film, animation and virtual reality festival.

The Blue Door will feature on the Late Lounge: Fright Night showcase, which you can find out more about that here

The festival discovers, supports and develops new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world, and continues to be a unique meeting place for the industry.

The jam-packed programme in September presents a diverse selection of short film screenings, features, special guests, Q&As and headline events, alongside an intensive industry event programme with high level masterclasses and workshops.

At the heart of the festival lies the Encounters international competition – one of the world’s leading international competitions for short film, animation and virtual reality, and also an official gateway to the world’s most prestigious awards; the Academy Awards®, BAFTAs and the European Film Awards.

You can find out more about Encounters and book tickets for their other events and screenings here

THE BLUE DOOR SELECTED FOR AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2018

We're absolutely delighted that The Blue Door has been selected for Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2018!

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival, founded in 2011, is an international film festival which takes place annually in York, UK, at the beginning of November. It is a celebration of independent film from around the world, and an outlet for supporting and championing filmmaking.

The festival is a BAFTA recognised short film festival. 

You can find out more about ASFF and its screenings here!

THE BLUE DOOR RECEIVES A SPECIAL MENTION AWARD AT LE PETIT CANNES!

Whilst this was a small event in its first year, The Blue Door has received a Special Mention Award, following becoming a finalist at the Le Petit Cannes Festival in May.

LE PETIT CANNES is a celebration of small films with big talent. 
Running parallel to the 71  Festival de Cannes, and hosted by legendary movie industry hangout LE PETIT MAJESTIC, they present the best in short cinema as chosen by an experienced and revered festival jury.

You can find out more about Le Petit Cannes here!

THANK YOU LE PETIT CANNES!

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WE WON!

THE BLUE DOOR HAS WON BEST SHORT FILM AT THE HOLLYWOOD JUST4SHORTS FILM AND SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

The Blue Door, has been chosen as the winner in the overall Best Short Film category of the Hollywood Just4Shorts Competition!

With the win, The Blue Door will be promoted to the festival's Hollywood contacts who will consider our work for representation or adaptation deals.

Additionally, each film entered into a genre-specific category will be eligible for a Hollywood Just4Shorts official award, honoring outstanding and original storytelling within the project's genre.

You can find out more about Just4Shorts here!

 

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