The Rushes Soho Shorts film festival is now calling for submissions for its 12th celebration of everything short.

This year's competition celebrates the previous year’s best director in each of eight competition categories:

  • The Short Film Award for fictional work by experienced filmmakers in the UK and under 12 minutes.
  • The Newcomer Award for fictional work by new filmmakers in the UK and under 12 minutes.
  • The International Award for fictional work by filmmakers outside the UK and under 12 minutes.
  • The Long Form Award for fictional work by filmmakers from around the world which is under 30 minutes.
  • The Documentary Award for factual work by filmmakers from around the world and under 12 minutes.
  • The Animation Award for factual and fictional work by filmmakers from around the world and under 12 minutes.
  • The Music Video Award for music promos by filmmakers from around the world and under 12 minutes.
  • The Broadcast Design Award for branded content, commercial sequences, spots, title sequences, idents, digital posters and work specifically designed for multiplatform distribution including the internet and mobile networks by filmmakers from around the world and under five minutes.

For RSSF 2010, for the first time it the festivals history, entries can be submitted online here. By choosing the DVD, Link or File option, filmmakers can enter their details in the online submission form, print it off and send it to the festival with their DVD or they can simply upload their material or provide a link to their material at other online locations.

The competition entry fee for 2010, is £15.00. Films can be submitted up until April 21 with the shortlisted films being announced early in June. The full programme available from July 1. The festival will open on July 21 and will culminate, as is tradition, with the Rushes Awards on July 29.