The theme of this year's festival is:
In contemporary society, the lines between what is public and what is private space is becoming increasingly blurred. Public places are shrinking, autonomy over what belongs to the public is diminishing, the rights of people over their own bodies, and over spaces designed for marginalised groups to feel safe are constantly being questioned.
Shuffle asks film-makers to submit films that explore their own relationship between the public and the private.
All shortlisted films will be shown at the festival and winners will be announced on the evening of Sunday 27th August. Submissions for 2017 have now closed.
Prizes and judges will be announced at a later date. See below for previous winners and the prizes they received.
There are three categories for submission this year.
BEST SHORT BEST DOCUMENTARY YOUNG FILM MAKER
A fictional film of 20 minutes or less. A factual film of 20 minutes or less. A fictional or factual film
of 20 minutes or less. (Under 25s only).
In 2015, our Film Prize was split into four categories:
WHERE WE'RE GOING
The emphasis was on our relationship to a very different future, or more broadly to something beyond. The Winner was 'Nature's Switch' by Caroline Ward and Erinma Ochu. The prize was an Arts Council commissioned re-scoring of the film and live performance at Shuffle 2016.
Nature's Switch went on to be Lumen Prize Longlisted (2016), Award nominated at London Short Film Festival 2015, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, 2015 and screened at Imagine Science Festival, New York, 2016.
'Shuffle gave us great opportunities, in particular, screening our work in such a unique setting, we truly realised the possibilities of our creative practice at the boundaries of art, science and nature. Shuffle has shaped and helped us talk about and develop our work in ways that traditional festivals and screenings might never have.'
WHERE WE ARE
For this category, film makers were encouraged to focus on Migration and on the places in which we settle. The winner was 'Two Dosas'. The Prize for this category was Dinner with Danny Boyle.
Two Dosas, funded by Film London was voted best film in their London Calling Plus category by David Yates and then went on to be long listed for both a BAFTA and an Oscar after picking up numerous awards on the festival circuit; winning at London Short film Festival, Aspen shortsfest and River to River in Florence, Italy.
After the life changing experience of dinner with Mr Danny Boyle. Sam left inspired and is currently in post on his first feature, My Pure Land, set and filmed in Pakistan and based on the extraordinary true story of one woman and her family who defended their home and land from 200 bandits.
The task for Documentary makers was to make a film relating to the theme of Movement, Migration and Place. The winner was 'The Claptonites', by Orlando Robinson. The prize was a bespoke lighting package from Panalux to the value of £5000.
YOUNG FILM MAKER
As for Documentary, the theme for this category was to make a film regarding the theme of Movement, Migration and Place. The winner was 'Throw Me To The Dogs' by Aaron Dunleavy. The prize for this category was worldwide distribution as 'Film of the Day' on MUBI.
In a world first, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle – along with BAFTA Award-nominated director Clio Barnard (The Selfish Giant), fellow award-winning director Sally El Hosaini (My Brother the Devil) and Actor/Director Dexter Fletcher – judged film submissions across three broad categories ‘Science and the Imagination’, ‘The City’ and ‘Young Filmmakers’ (under 25s). This took place at Shuffle Festival 2014 in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.
We were overwhelmed with submissions of an astounding quality for our inaugural prize. The 2014 film prize winners are below:
CATEGORIES & 2014 WINNERS
SCIENCE & THE IMAGINATION
We asked for submissions to explore the possibilities that science presents to the immediate future. The winner was 'Back Issue' by Tiernan Hanby.
The prize for this category was a trip to California to experience the world’s most cutting edge filmmaking and digital media technology. This included a virtual reality session and trip to the Google HQ, in Silicon Valley.
After a youth spent directing/
vandalising theatre, followed by a decade wrangling films as a 1st AD and Producer on many great shorts, features and commercials, Tiernan has at last returned to directing with Back Issue. He's delighted to be back, and that this has been so well received.
The brief was to create a film that reflected the relationship between the city and us as indiiduals. The winner was 'Georgetown' by Lewis Khan.
The prize for this category was a one-on-one mentoring session with Danny Boyle, plus a trip to New York City.
Recently finished working on an 18 month artist residency at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital - looking at the strength and fragility of human beings, with wider context to the project being the deconstruction through privatisation of the the NHS.
-Finalist in the AOP Awards 2016
-Shortlisted for Magnum Graduate Photographer Award 2016
We were looking for films - of any subject - made by young filmmakers of outstanding quality.
The prize for this category was Panalux advice and bespoke five-day lighting package for the winner's next short film.
HENDRIKUS DE VAAN: Since making his first student film in 2007, Hendrikus has spent all of his time in or around film production. In addition to directing over a dozen student films, he has worked as an actor, lighting technician, makeup artist, colorist and editor in the New Zealand film, tv and theater industries on a number of projects including feature films & TV dramas. Alongside running his small animation company, Hendrikus currently has a slate of feature film projects in development. DISAPPEAR, meticulously put together singlehandedly over two and a half years, is his debut film as a director.