The brief: Create a short film (four minutes or less) on any autism topic. Learn more.

The deadline: 31 December 2016

How to enter: The competition is now closed to entries.

What happens if you win?: find out about our awards ceremony.

About the film competition

Our Too Much Information film showed just one experience of autism. We've invited aspiring filmmakers, film students and professional filmmakers to create original short films, to shed light on the real world of autism – uncensored and uncut – to help more people understand autism, the person and what to do. Looking for inspiration? Download our information pack below.

Download information pack

We've asked people to submit films which can be about anything to do with the world of autism (up to four minutes long). This may include showing how unexpected changes or social anxiety feel for autistic people, or how sensory overload can affect everyday life.


How to enter

Entry to the film competition has now closed. 

Entries came in from the following three categories:

  • aspiring filmmaker (people who are not film or media students or professional filmmakers)
  • student filmmaker (students attending a full or part-time course, or who attended a course in the last two years. You may be asked to prove attendance of your course when entering)
  • professional filmmaker (people whose paid occupation involves making films eg directing or producing).

Our judges were looking for as many entries as possible from film students, aspiring filmmakers and professionals, and we're really pleased with how many of you have entered.

The deadline was 31 December 2016. Shortlisted entries will be announced at the end of January 2017.


The awards ceremony

Winners will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony at BAFTA in London in April 2017, where we will showcase all of the shortlisted films. Winners of our first ever Autism Uncut Awards will also receive a trophy.

We'll release tickets for the ceremony very soon. If you'd like to attend, please register your interest by clicking on the button below.

Register interest

Please contact with any questions about the competition.