Submissions open for Liverpool Film Night

LIVERPOOL Film Night, FACT’s yearly celebration of up and coming film talent in the region, will be back for its 2017 iteration on 22 November. The event, which has been running for more than a decade, offers filmmakers a chance to see their short films on the big screen in front of a live audience and a panel of industry experts.Submissions of films in any genre are welcome before 29 September. The shortlist will be curated by filmmaker, artist, and senior lecturer in filmmaking at Liverpool John Moores University Demelza Kooij, who will also act as the evening’s host. After the screening of the selected films, Demelza and panel members will enter the stage for a Q&A, discussing the showcased films as well as answering questions from the audience about filmmaking and how to gain experience in the film industry.Filmmakers working in any medium are invited to submit their films for consideration for this year’s event. All genres are welcome – with the only restrictions being that the film must have been made within the last 18 months, be no more than 15 minutes in length, and be made in Liverpool or have cast or crew from the city region.Demelza says: “It is great to be invited to curate the programme for this year’s Liverpool Film Night. As lecturer at LJMU and fellow local filmmaker I’d love to see the work that is produced in Liverpool. I do not discriminate between genre or film form. In my spare time, I watch anything from fiction to documentary, hybrid films, arthouse, comedy, drama, action, sci-fi, etc. I will be looking out for films with a clear vision and evidence of authorship.”Last year, Liverpool Film Night saw over 55 films submitted, breaking its previous record. A decade of sell-out events have seen on-screen talent include big names such as the late Pete Postlethwaite and Jarvis Cocker, and past judges include Anfield-born award-winning animator and director Chris Shepherd and actor and filmmaker Nick Moss.Find submission guidelines and information about how to submit on