2007 New Film Makers Finalists
BBC Three and New Talent have announced the winner of the 2007 New Film Makers Awards.
Hundreds of film makers entered this year's competition to find the best new comedy film makers for BBC Three and all ten shortlisted films were screened at the Encounters Short Film Festival in November. The films were broadcast on BBC Three in December, and now you can watch them online on this site.
The winning film, 'BigBoy_74', is written and directed by Tom Marshall and features a suicidal man whose attempts to end his life are interrupted by an avid user of adult online dating websites. The two runner-up films are Justin Edgar's 'Special People' and 'Bathtime' by Fiona Cairns.
All ten films were screened on BBC Three in December.
You can watch an interview with the three winning directors on the BBC Film Network website.
Watch the films
You can watch all ten films online. Please note that some of the films contain strong language and adult themes and will only be available post-watershed.
What was on offer?
The winner will have their film considered for a high profile slot on BBC Three and will receive £5,000. The two runners-up will each receive £2,500.
What were we looking for?
BBC Three and New Talent were looking for comedy shorts, no longer than ten minutes in length, which would fit into BBC Three's cutting edge style. We wanted scintillating, silly, side-splitting film shorts to inspire and entertain the BBC Three audience.
You had to be 16 years old or over, and never had your film commissioned or broadcast on TV.
Even though entries have closed, you can still get some tips from those in the business.
We've got some advice from BBC creative comedy head Kenton Allen and an exclusive interview with 2005 New Film Makers Award winning director Matt Golding from RONG, whose comedy 'Oedipus' hit the mark with the judges.
Get inspired by watching the films from some of our former winners and finalists of the New Film Makers Awards or have a chuckle at our new comedy animations.
You can also see how some of our finalists have progressed in the film making industry since the awards in our success section.