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As part of Stirling University’s Focus on Scotland festival of factual television on October 22, and to celebrate the launch of our new MSc in TV Development and Production, we are launching a UK wide short film competition, Focus on Factual.

The competition is open to undergraduate film makers who made factual content during academic year 2017-18. If you were enrolled as an undergraduate student at a UK university of college in the past year, you are eligible to take part.

There are only two categories: ultra-short (4 minutes or less) and short (between 4 and 15 minutes). The winners, chosen by a panel of industry experts, will be announced in October 2018 at Focus on Scotland, with cash prizes of £500 for winners and £250 for runners up in each category, thanks to our friends at CVP.

Deadline for entries is Friday September 21. Entry is FREE and academics may submit on students’ behalf.

To find out more about how to apply, download our entry form below.​


We are delighted to be partnering with leading broadcast and professional video solutions providers CVP to bring in this competition. Their sponsorship means that we are able to offer cash prizes of £500 for winning entries in each category, with £250 going to runners up.

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