BFI x INTERMISSION FILM: Trailer Competition

Have your shot at CUTTING YOUR OWN TRAILER FOR Horace OVÉ’S “Pressure”


BFI & Intermission Film are running a film trailer editing competition for the forthcoming re-release of Horace Ové’s landmark feature PRESSURE (1976). Hailed as Britain’s first black feature film, PRESSURE is a hard-hitting, honest document of the plight of disenchanted black youths in 1970s London.

PRESSURE has been restored by the BFI National Archive and The Film Foundation, with funding provided by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation. Previously very hard to see in cinemas, this vital partnership allows us to bring this key, Black British film to the big screen to be (re)discovered by audiences.

Entrants will submit a 30-90 second trailer for the re-release, after which three shortlisted entrants will be offered free in-house mentoring and training with Intermission’s award-winning editorial and production team to craft and polish their trailer, alongside a bursary of £500. These trailers will then be judged with the winning trailer spearheading the BFI re-release campaign for PRESSURE this coming autumn, ahead of its release on 17th November. 

The winner will also receive an additional £500 and a fixed-term position with Intermission to work on future projects and further their career.

No experience is required to enter the competition, and we encourage entry-level applicants to take part. The final fixed-term position at Intermission will be an entry-level role. Applications close on Friday 30th June 2023 at 12pm (midday).

We are pleased to be working with sector leading partners BIFA, The Kusp and Ghetto Film School to seek out new creative talent. As well as Ninja Tune Production Music who have kindly provided tracks for the competition.

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