Short Films for Sol Cinema at Bestival



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You’d better sit down – things are about to get pretty exciting.

Your short film could be screened at Bestival’s very own Sol Cinema

That’s right – your work, on show at Bestival’s very own solar powered micro-venue, right in the middle of the Ambient Forest. Sol Cinema may even want to show your film at future events and festivals.

Your film could be funny, inspiring, uplifting, vintage, political, or just plain daft. But it must be short – between 30 seconds and eight minutes long. Remember that shorter videos are more suited for wandering festival folk.

Sol Cinema has no limit on the number of films they’ll select – so grab the celluloid bull by the horns and apply!

More about Sol Cinema

Sol Cinema will offer a red carpet experience for your short film at Bestival, complete with smartly dressed usherettes and popcorn. A full house is just eight adults, which prompted the BBC to dub the cinema as the “world's smallest movie theatre”. It is also entirely powered by the sun.

Sol Cinema tailors each presentation (generally 10 minutes long) towards each audience. Once the red velvet curtains open, they show a mixture of quirky short films before the main feature.

More about Bestival 

Bestival takes place on the Isle of Wight between 6-9 September and attracts over 55,000 people. It was voted Best Major Festival 2010 and Fan’s Favourite Festival 2011 at the UK Festival awards.

This year’s line up includes Stevie Wonder, Florence and the Machine and New Order, as well as theatre, cabaret, cinema, circus, a carnival parade, a rollerdisco, feasts, talks, workshops and games.


This brief closes at 5pm on Friday 3 August and is open to IdeasTap members aged 16 and over. If you have any technical queries, please visit our Help Centre. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute.


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