Like short films?  Are you a believer in quality over quantity?  Then look no further as London’s west end will play host to its yearly non-profit festival The Rushes Soho Shorts this July.  Running in its 13th year, Rushes is a festival dedicated to celebrating short film from all genres including live action drama, animation, documentary and music video.

Originating in 1999, in its earlier days Rushes was a small festival keen to promote short films showing them in cafes, bars and pubs across Soho.  Fast forward to a decade and a few years later, and now the at once low scale festival has soared to great heights, showcasing short films across an array of UK cinemas. Rushes also hosts a yearly competition which features 8 categories ranging from “The Short Film Award” to “The Newcomers Award”.  A total of 148 films which cover over 27 countries are competing in this year’s festival.

…a platform for debate and discussion on all aspects of the media industry.

Aside from the screenings and competitive categories, Rushes also encourages and provides a platform for debate and discussion on all aspects of the media industry.  This year the festival opens with the feature documentary The Greatest Movie Ever Sold directed by Morgan Spurlock.

The 10 day festival runs from the 20 July- 29 and tickets are on sale now.


Image courtesy of Rushes Soho Shorts and Morgan Spurlock



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