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Escape Technology, in association with Definition Magazine, Adobe, and Wacom invite you to enter our Short Film Challenge

We've partnered with some of the biggest names in the industry to bring you over £5,000 worth of prizes. 

To enter, you need to make a 1-3 minute long short narrative film on a subject of your choice. The only restrictions are these: you must include at least one visual effects or motion graphics element, and you need to use an Adobe product somewhere in production. You'll also need to include our title card at the beginning of your film.

Read the full rules below and register your team now. Entries must be received no later than midnight on Friday 17th November.

Enter Now

1st Prize

Boston Venom Workstation
Wacom Cintiq Pro 16"
One Year of Adobe Creative Cloud
NVIDIA P2000 from PNY
Red Giant's Magic Bullet Suite
Boris FX - BCC Subscription for Adobe
Subscription to Definition Magazine

Runners up (x2)

One Year of Adobe Creative Cloud
G-Tech Portable Hard Drive
Subscription to Definition Magazine


Victor Perez

Victor is an award-winning director, producer, and visual effects artist with over 20 years of experience. A certified NUKE Master, he started his career in photography and digital compositing. Victor has worked for Oscar-winning studios including Double Negative, Cinesite, and Union. In 2015 his short film Another Love won 27  awards and nominations in 60 film festivals around the world.

His upcoming short film ‘Echo’ will be released next summer (www.echoshortfilm.com).

Hasraf "HaZ" Dulull

Hasraf “HaZ” Dulull started his career as a Visual Effects Supervisor / Producer before establishing a reputation from his sci-fi short films - Project Kronos, I.R.I.S, and Sync - for depicting grounded sci-fi themes. This lead him to producing, writing and directing his first feature film, The Beyond, which will be released by Gravitas Ventures in January 2018. Soon after he directed and co-produced Origin Unknown - based on a story he wrote - starring Katee Sackhoff, to be released by Content Media later in 2018.

HaZ also runs his production company, HAZ FILM, with a team of producers and is currently preparing a slate of projects to go into production in 2018.


Suraj "Sid" Harrington-Odera

Sid joined The Mill in 2006, and is a CG Lead in the London studio.

Most recently, Sid has worked on projects for Three Mobile’s "Go Roam", Virgin Media’s “Delivering Awesome" LG’s ‘World of Play’ and more notably, the multi award-winning music video for The Chemical Brothers track "Wide Open”.

He has also worked on a range of high profile commercials including BBC’s pan-channel broadcast of ‘God Only Knows’, bringing together 27 world-renowned artists for an extra-ordinary re-working of The Beach Boy’s classic song.

Julian Mitchell

Julian founded Definition Magazine or High Definition Magazine as it was known, back in 2004. His vision for the title reflected the enormous changes happening in moving image resolution and the oncoming high resolution broadcasting revolution. This changes are still happening and still being reflected in the pages of the print and digital monthly.

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The Rules

  • You must include at least one visual effects element
  • You must include the Short Film Challenge title card (sent to you upon registration)
  • All teams must register in advance
  • Entrants must be UK residents
  • Teams may be of any size
  • Entrants must register at www.escape-technology.com/shortfilm
  • Films must be 1-3 minutes long, including credits
  • An Adobe product must be used in production
  • At least one visual effects/motion graphics element must be included
  • Completed films must use the Short Film Challenge title card provided upon registration
  • Closing date is midnight on Friday 17th November, 2017. No submissions after this date will be accepted
  • Completed films must be uploaded to Vimeo and entered into the Short Film Challenge group (URL provided upon registration)
  • You must include a list of software used in your Vimeo description
  • Films should be in HD, 1080p
  • No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered
  • No additional prizes will be offered for larger teams
  • Entrants accept full responsibility for the content of their film and agree that they have the rights to use all footage, music, and other elements.
  • The winner and runners up will be informed on Wednesday 30th November at a screening of the top ten films in London.
  • Winning entries may be screened at future events and used by Escape Technology and its partners in PR and media communications
  • This competition is not open to employees of Escape Technology or its partners.
  • Questions can be emailed to marketing@escape-technology.com