Smart Screen Creative Awards 2018

Smart Screen Creative Awards 2018


  • The Smart Screen Creative Awards are an annual celebration of the ingenuity, passion and talent of our recent graduates and students.
  • The Awards celebrate a diverse array of projects from MetFilm School’s London and Berlin students, including film, online video, scripts and promotional work.
  • Judged and attended by industry representatives from the likes of Twitter, Warner Brothers, The Evening Standard and filmmakers such as Sarah Gavron and Gurinder Chadha.
  • Awards Night: Monday 26 November @ Ham Yard Hotel, Soho
  • Got a question? Email ssca@metfilmschool.ac.uk

Check-out our 2017 highlights video!

Who is eligible to enter?

  • Students from both MetFilm School London and Berlin.
  • All current students and alumni from accredited courses (BA / MA) completing their study in 2017, 2018 or beyond.
  • Current and past students of a short course (minimum 8 weeks full-time, or 6 months part-time, or longer) that completed study in 2017 or 2018.
  • For full list of eligible cohorts – plus entry requirements – please check our terms & conditions page here.
  • Submission deadline: Friday 28 September 2018

How to make a submission

Your submission should include the following:

  • Your personal details (inc name, course attending/attended, email address and phone number).
  • Your project’s title, format and run time (if applicable).
  • The Award category you are submitting to.
  • Names of key MetFilm School team members involved in the project.
  • A link to your video content, either on Youtube or Vimeo. If private, please provide password.
  • If submitting a script, please upload on form.
  • A written entry (maximum 400 words), evidencing why your project or content meets the criteria of the Award category entered.
  • Any further supporting documentation or links.
  • Agreement to the Award’s terms & conditions.

Important things to know before entering:

  • MetFilm School will not publish any entries externally without the entry owner’s permission (so don’t worry about those future festival submissions!)
  • Your project must have been created while you were enrolled as a MetFilm School student.
  • You can submit your project to multiple categories, just make separate entries with different supporting copy.
  • You can submit multiple projects. The more content you enter, the stronger your chance of getting shortlisted.
  • There will be three shortlisted projects per category.
  • Hot tip: The ‘Creative Excellence’ prize tends to be popular and competitive. Carefully consider how your project appeals to other categories too!

Categories

Audience Engagement

This award will go to a project that demonstrates exceptional engagement with a specific audience. To win this category the student need to explain how they identified the audience, developed the brand and story and promoted their content, with the evidence of success. We are looking for content and projects that show:

  • Demonstrable audience engagement
  • Dedication to one theme throughout
  • Evidence of audience prizes, viewership, etc.

2017 winner – “Jasper” – Anastasiya Chabanova & Scarlett Urbano

Creative Excellence

This award will go to a piece of outstanding creative content that demonstrates excellence in every aspect of its execution, from the script development all the way through to the post production. We are looking for projects that indisputably show the best of the best in every aspect of: 

  • Production and visual aesthetic
  • Subject and meaningful storylines
  • Commercial audience appeal

2017 winner – “Miyage No Naka” – Théodore Hugonnier

Diversity

This award will go to a project or content that shines a light on a diversity or community cause. It could be content or projects highlighting an LGBT, gender, ethnicity or other diversity or community cause that could make a real difference to people’s lives. We are looking for projects or content that:

  • Show diversity in front of and/or behind the camera
  • Was created by a team that reflects diversity and representation
  • Focuses attention on underrepresented groups 

2017 winner – “Daughter” – Rozh Surchi

Entrepreneurship

This award will go to a project that demonstrates smart thinking in the business of screen. It could be the fundraising for the project, the promotion of the end product or any other project that shows exceptional business sense from the student and their fellow team and crew. We are looking for content and projects that show:

  • Evidence of the commercial success
  • Evidence of how you went about it up to and including delivery
  • Filmed content, crowdfunding campaigns, company ventures

2017 winner – “Winter Bird” – Hanna Nygren 

Impact

This award will go to a piece of content that demonstrates making an impact. The project should raise awareness of a cause and influence the viewer’s perception. It could be a documentary, a charity advert, a social media campaign or a work of fiction. We are looking for evidence that the work:

  • Was part of a larger strategy for change
  • Made an impact on the intended audience
  • Influenced and made a demonstrable change

2017 winner –“Alright” – Darcey Milne

Innovation

This award will go to a project which showcases new ideas that are unexpected, innovative and thought-provoking, regardless of their format. The project will need to push boundaries and show exceptional originality and awareness. We are looking for projects or content that show:

  • New ways of addressing subjects and content
  • Technical or industrial innovation
  • Creative innovation in how they were made

2017 winner – “Being Ernest” – Victoria Fistes

Student feedback

  • “IT WAS A PRIVILEGE TO BE THERE. REALLY FABULOUS AND INSPIRING EVENT! THANKS ALSO FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET BRENDA EMMANUS WHO WAS JUST WONDERFUL, REALLY INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL.”
    JESSICA O’SULLIVAN BA PRACTICAL FILMMAKING
  • “THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE AMAZING OPPORTUNITY! THE SMART SCREEN AWARDS WERE A GREAT SUCCESS! CONGRATULATIONS! I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT YEARS!”
    SARAH SAIFI BA PRACTICAL FILMMAKING
  • “IT HAS BEEN FANTASTIC AND THE FEEDBACK FROM OTHER PARTICIPANTS IS EXTREMELY POSITIVE. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT ONE!”
    MARA MANZOLINI MA PRODUCING AND THE WINNER OF THE IMPACT CATEGORY