MediaMagazine Production Competition 2020

Every year, MediaMagazine holds a competition to showcase the amazing video work you have produced. The idea is to create a platform for you to share your creativity, passion and skills with others, and to get your presence out there in the world. So this is an invitation to you to show us your talent!

Introducing the 2020 competition

Send us your work, either coursework from your Film or Media course, or projects you’ve created in your own time, through extracurricular workshops or other short courses, over the last year. Our deadline for entries is Wednesday 22nd April.

We’ll shortlist 25 or so of the most exciting entries for a celebratory screening in NFT1 at BFI Southbank – genuinely the highlight of MediaMag’s year – on Monday 6th July. There are awards (sadly, no cash but lovely trophies), certificates for all finalists (really useful to add to your CV or Portfolio), a networking after-party, and a great opportunity to meet other filmmakers, and to share your work with family and friends. Not to mention seeing your work on the enormous screen in the world-famous auditorium where so many giants of cinema past and present have appeared. 


There are no specific briefs, so you can submit any form of moving image production as long as it is 5 minutes or under. We’ll be presenting awards in the following categories:

  • Best short film 
  • Best music video
  • Best production
  • Best cinematography
  • Best editing
  • Barney Oram Creativity Award:
    This final award is dedicated to the memory of Barney Oram, a hugely inspirational and well-loved Film and Media Studies teacher who died in 2018.

How to Enter

Complete the online entry form here. (Instructions on how to send us your films are included in the online entry form.)

Key dates

  • Deadline for all entries: Wednesday 22nd April (Please note: we will not be able to accept entries after this time.)
  • Details of shortlisted productions online: Friday 22nd May
  • Awards Presentation at BFI Southbank: Monday 6th July

Want some inspiration?

Be inspired by the winning entries from 2018 and 2019!