IT IS WITH DEEP REGRET THAT WE HAVE TO CLOSE SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2017 STRAWBERRY SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
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After much deliberation and with great regret we have to announce that due to circumstances well beyond our control we have made the decision to cancel the 2017 Strawberry Shorts Film Festival.
Incapacitated by serious illness we have fallen so far behind with our arrangements we feel that the little time we have left before the festival is insufficient for us to arrange and run Strawberry Shorts to the standards we feel it deserves.
We cannot apologise enough to you who have made the effort to submit your films this year. We will be returning any submission fees that have been paid and all films submitted this year will be automatically re-submitted to the the 2018 festival. You need to take no action for this to go ahead. Should you not wish your film to be forwarded then please let us know by email, firstname.lastname@example.org and we will remove it from our database.
We will use this break to re-organise and re-imagine the festival (it can do with an upgrade), and we will still run local screenings and educational projects.
We hope you can forgive our failure to produce this year but, as said, events really have been beyond our control. We are an unfunded, voluntary organisation and do not have the financial capacity to spend our way out of our problems, but, we are not indebted to anyone so are quite capable of bouncing back again.
We will contact you with news and submission details for 2018 by the end of the summer.