Categories & Prizes

There are two main Categories for the Cut Films short film competition:


  1. Overall National Cut Films 2018 Winner
  2. Cut Films Popular Choice 2018 Winner


Our Overall winner is chosen by our panel of Cut Films Judges.


Our Popular Choice winner is chosen by you, the public!


Make sure you get your film out and shared to increase votes. Find more info on voting here>>

Short Film Awards Categories

There are four age categories, which are judged and chosen by our panel. The award age categories are:

  • Under 11
  • 12-15
  • 16-19
  • 20-25


There is also a special award chosen by the Young Judges on our panel.


Find the Terms for entering the competition here>>


The Overall National Cut Films 2018 Winners will receive up to six mini tablets.


All winners including the Popular Choice winner will receive:


  • A glass award per group
  • A goody bag at the National Awards
  • Local & national press where possible
  • Testimonial from charity director for CV if required


There will also be opportunities for our over 16 winners to take part in an intimate Q&A with special guests.

‘I felt quite numb when I got my award, it’s not really something I expected I'm not really someone who usually tries to win things, but I was also quietly excited and happy to know that I have strength in the creative fields that I am interested in and that others, and a director of all people were there to testify to that.’

Ethan Chinyere (Cut Films Winner 2014)

National Cut Films Criteria 2018

25 marks

25 marks

20 marks

10 marks

10 marks

10 marks