WexShorts - Short Film Competition




Together with our sponsor Panasonic LUMIX, we’re very excited to announce the biggest WexShorts competition yet. This is the first WexShorts competition to feature two categories, Short Film and Short Documentary. But, don’t be alarmed, we’ve now doubled the overall prize kitty, so the winner of each category can still look forward to our grand prize of £1,000 in Wex vouchers.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to win WexShorts, submit your entry before December 1st 2018. Entries must be submitted by clicking on the desired category (below) and filling out the submission form. This must include a link to the film that you want to enter.

There’s no limit to the number of films you can enter, so you’re free to enter both categories. But, each film must have been shot and edited in 2018, and have a running time of four minutes or shorter to be eligible for entry. You must be a UK resident to enter. We know that filmmaking is often a collaborative effort, so if you’d like to enter a group project, nominate one person to submit your film (they must be a UK resident).

Please read the competition's terms and conditions before entering.

The prizes

Thanks to our sponsor Panasonic LUMIX we have now doubled the overall prize kitty to reflect the additional category. A winner and runner-up will be selected from both categories. The winner from each category will win £1,000 worth of Wex vouchers and the runner-up from each category will win £200 worth of Wex vouchers. 

£1,000 worth of Wex Photo Video vouchers
Runner-up: £200 worth of Wex Photo Video vouchers

Short Film category

Has there ever been a time when humans haven't told stories? If you have a knack for narrative and a creative flare for pushing your imagination, then this is the category for you. As always, we’ll be looking for quality cinematography, great editing skills and solid sound design, but we’ll also be paying attention to visual creativity and particularly, quality storytelling.

Short Documentary category

Nothing can raise awareness or inform audiences like a well-shot documentary. If you’re interested in unearthing meaningful stories and delivering them through the power of film, we’d love to receive your entry. As we’ve mentioned above, we’ll be looking for quality cinematography, great editing skills and solid sound design. We’ll also be looking out for a cleverly constructed narrative that’s easy to understand and entertaining to watch.


The judging process

It doesn’t matter whether you’re shooting on an entry-level DSLR or a high-end cinema camera – we’re judging the films on the following criteria...


- Quality of narrative -

- Visual creativity -

- Cinematography -

- Quality of editing -

- Sound design -

- Originality -


So, what happens once you've submitted your entry? Once the competition has closed on November 30th 2018 at 11:59pm, every single submission will be reviewed and a shortlist of five films from each category will be selected (that’s 10 in total). The shortlist will then be published on the Wex Blog, and our Facebook and Twitter pages. We’ll aim to interview each shortlisted filmmaker, using the information to produce a written article to promote their film. We will announce the winner and runner-up of each category not long after the shortlist is announced.


Past winners and shortlisted films

Have a look at some of our previous WexShorts winners and shortlisted films in the above playlist.