HISTORY’s Short Filmmaker of the Year

HISTORY’s Short Filmmaker of the Year Award brings you a unique opportunity to showcase your favourite cultural site by grabbing your phone or video camera and telling its story via a short film.

Whether it’s the story of a stadia, the tale of a tower or the chronicle of a castle, this is your opportunity to bring your favourite historical site to life.

Be imaginative, be inspirational, be innovative but above all, be original! Show us something we haven’t seen before or even something we have seen but in a brand-new way.

We’re looking for exciting, bold ideas and spectacular execution that will make us fall in love with the world’s most amazing historical sites all over again.

The Guidelines | Your film…

  • …should be between one and two minutes’ long
  • …can have a voiceover or an on-screen presenter
  • …should demonstrate a passion for your subject
  • …will demonstrate your filming and editing skills
  • …will tell a fascinating tale of somewhere special

The Short Filmmaker of the Year Award is a fantastic platform to showcase your talent, your passion for the most jaw-dropping cultural and historical sites across the globe and the winner will be given a ‘money-can’t-buy’ prize – the opportunity to have your film broadcast on the television channel HISTORY™ for all the world to see!

Prize Details

The winner will be given the opportunity to showcase their film on the HISTORY™ channel and media platforms.

HISTORY offers substance and depth; it entertains, using startling visualisation to tell incredible true stories more thrilling than fiction.

HISTORY’s unique view on our past and present, champions stories of defining human endeavour. We uncover the ‘how’ and ‘why’ shaped by fascinating and often surprising facts and circumstances.

Our premium drama, including titles such as Vikings and Black Sails, offer the chance to take a look at the past through dramatic retellings of famous stories including some infamous characters from history.

Elsewhere, Hunting Hitler and Curse of Oak Island offer gripping investigations into long-standing mysteries, while Alone sees men and women compete for half a million dollars in a competition for who can draw on age-old bushcraft techniques and survive in the wild for the longest, and Forged in Fire pits expert blacksmiths against each other in a race to recreate some of history’s infamous edged blades.

Forged in Britain looked to bring the story of tool working closer to home, meeting some of the UK’s top metal-working talent.

Also coming to the channel are Robert Redford’s The West and World War Two Treasure Hunters, both shedding new light on already famous periods of history.

HISTORY is bursting with extraordinary, entertaining and ground-breaking stories and characters; inspired by yesterday, lived out today, shaping tomorrow. This is our history.

You can watch HISTORY on Sky 529, Virgin Media 270, BT 327 or TalkTalk 327.