THE FILM BRIEF:

You have under 2 minutes to persuade your friend not to try smoking. It’s that simple.

the ULTIMATE film competition

This is an anti-tobacco and anti-smoking film competition. But it’s also more than that.

 

It’s young people giving us and their mates their own views on smoking. It is their creativity, their talent and their imagination.

 

This is one of the biggest youth film competitions in the UK.

 

Are you under 25? Do you have what it takes to see your film on the big screen and be one of our 2017 Cut Films winners?

National Cut Films Competition 2017 - The Dates

Closing date

Fri 19 May

 

voting starts

Sat 20 MAY

 

VOTING closes

Mon 29 MAY

awards ceremony

FRI 7 JULY

National Cut Films Criteria 2017

IMPACT
25 MARKS

RELEVANCE
25 MARKS

AUDIENCE
20 MARKS

EXPERTISE
10 MARKS

PLANNING
10 MARKS

RESEARCH
10 MARKS

Meet your 2017 National judges

John Rowe

John Rowe

Head of Digital Effects at National Film and Television School

John has over 25 years’ experience in film and television production and post production. He has worked on feature films, TV dramas, Music Videos and Commercials with broadcasters such as BBC, BskyB, ITV, Channel 4 and MTV.

Dr Suzi Gage

Dr Suzi Gage

Lecturer in Psychology at University of Liverpool

Suzi is a psychologist interested in understanding associations between substance abuse and mental health. She blogs for The Guardian and has a podcast called Say Why to Drugs, which features rapper Scroobius Pip.

Paula Chadwick

Paula Chadwick

CEO of Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Paula started as a volunteer at the charity in 1996 and worked her way up to CEO. This is her third time judging the competition and she believes Cut Films can help to prevent the next generation of lung cancer patients.

Prano Bailey Bond

Prano Bailey Bond

Director

Prano has worked with Film4, Film London, Sony Music, Atlantic Records and Adam & Eve DDB. Her short film NASTY has screened at over 90 festivals to-date, was long-listed for the BIFA Best British Short Award and voted one of the Top 25 horror shorts of 2016 by Fright Meter Awards.

Zaboor Chaudhry

Zaboor Chaudhry

Young Judge

Zaboor has been involved with Cut Films for over a year. It all started when he took part in workshops at school, which led to being involved in the EU Smokefree Youth Exchange and becoming part of our Youth Panel. Now he’s our young judge for the national competition.

"We want to make a difference to all ages and help them realise it is not cool or fashionable to smoke, as you are not just affecting yourself."

Maddi Galloway, student at Harris Academy