“Seed to Table” - Short Films

a County Hall Arts Competition

The journey between the sowing of a seed and a dish of food being placed on a table contains many stages. We invite you to create a short film that depicts some small part of that journey.

You can focus on anything that inspires you. It could be the presentation of a beloved recipe, the day-to-day process of sowing and growing vegetables… or perhaps something more unconventional. It’s the content we’re interested in, your creativity and invention, not the camera or phone the film is shot on - whether you’re working with limited resources or not.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with. Take a look around the website if it helps you get a sense of our work and interests. We hope the collection of winning short films will be an inspiration to budding chefs and eager farmers for years to come.

The Competition

The competition is designed to build a collection of "Seed to Table" short films on our platform. There will be regular such short film competitions over the coming weeks beginning on 12 April 2021.

Prize

Each competition will have one winner. Each winner will receive £500. Each winner’s short film will be showcased on the County Hall Arts website.

Eligibility

“Seed to Table” short film competitions are open to all people of any nationality aged 18 and over, except employees of County Hall Arts or any agent or sponsor associated with the competition and members of their immediate families. Entries are limited to one entry per person in each competition, but you can apply again in any of the following competitions.

There is no fee to enter!

Further information

Our FAQs can be found here. Please note that by submitting an entry, you are confirming your entry is your own original work of which you are the copyright owner and that you agree to the Terms and Conditions as set out on the Submission Form, including the granting of certain rights to exhibit your entry online. Please read all Terms and Conditions and ensure you understand them before entering this competition.

Short Film Requirements
  • Your entry must be submitted in its final form and must be a wholly original short film created by you which contains no material taken from a third-party source. No rights in the short film shall have been licensed to any third party.
  • Your short must be between 30 seconds and 3 minutes in duration.
  • Your final entry for the competition must be submitted as a digital file of your short film (see How to Submit below).
  • Entries that do not meet the above Short Film Requirements may be disqualified.
How to submit
  • Ensure you meet the Eligibility criteria (see above) and you have read and understood the Terms and Conditions (including the Licence) set out on the Submission Form.
  • Ensure your entry meets the Short Film Requirements above.
  • Submit the Submission Form – including either a WeTransfer link or a link to a video platform (such as YouTube or Vimeo) showing the film.
  • Any digital file submission via WeTransfer should be one of the following formats: .wmv, .mp4 or .mov
  • The winner may be asked to provide an alternative digital file.
  • Label your digital file with its title and your name — for example: “Hannah Smith - Baking for the Family” — and share a link via the Submission Form.
Submission and decision dates

There will be regular separate competitions:

Submissions will open at 1am UK time on 12 April 2021 and close at 12pm UK time (i.e. noon) on 31 May 2021. The successful submission will receive an email by 11.59pm UK time on 11 June 2021.