As always, we can’t wait to see all the films created for the challenge this year.

Over the next few months, we will be adding details of prizes but in the meantime, we are delighted to announce the first of our 2020 jury members.


Patrick is a film director and distinguished production designer, he is also the creator of some legendary creatures.

His signature style is visible in so many successful feature films such as I Am Legend, Underworld: Evolution, Silent Hill, Resident Evil: Extinction, Pitch Black, Independence Day, Dark City, Stargate, I robot and Godzilla.

His other credits include 10,000 B.C., Van Helsing, The Chronicles of Riddick, Aliens vs. Predator, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula.





Ben is the Shorts Programmer for the outstanding Tribeca Film Festival.

He is also a filmmaker, primarily directing shorts and documentaries and has screened his films at festivals around the world and broadcast on television in the UK and US.

He studied Film and Television and Drama at Aberystwyth in Wales. His film knowledge really helps him appreciate creative works, which is a huge part of the programming process.