Now What: call for submissions 2021

After a few months hiatus, Now What Presents is once again open for submissions.

Throughout the first lockdown of 2020, Now What Presents showcased a short film a week on
the Catford Mews website. Our aim was to provide local and international filmmakers with a
small platform that they could use to promote their work whilst also offering an accessible space
for cinema-starved audiences to engage with short filmmaking. Over three months, we
presented week-long showcases of innovative, thought-provoking shorts that audiences might
have missed the first time around.

Short films often fall by the wayside as artists move on to their next projects, and can sometimes
be reduced to a calling card rather than pieces of art in and of themselves. Now What are a
group who reassess short films through a contemporary lens, presenting the work of both
emerging and established filmmakers to new audiences.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Short films (under 20 minutes) of any genre that have completed their festival run or for
    whatever reason, haven’t had one.
  • Short films by local residents (Lewisham and South London) and the broader Catford Mews

Email your submissions to –


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