This month, we are proud to launch the A Rabbit’s Foot Short Film Competition, whose inaugural theme is ‘The Senses’. Whilst sight is the primary faculty of cinemagoers, smell, taste, touch and sound are just as significant to film. Whether it’s a madeleine moment or a mazurka, the taste of cherries or the feel of fabric, these are the moments in film that become embedded in our hearts and embodied in our memories. 

On the hunt to discover emerging voices in film, we have teamed up with our sister company Rabbit’s Foot Films, and will offer £10,000 to the winning entry with prize money to be split between director and producer. Your short film will also be hosted on all A Rabbit’s Foot platforms and you will receive mentorship and the opportunity to develop your debut feature with Rabbit’s Foot Films. The judging panel will consist of our Editor-in-Chief Charles Finch, as well as other filmmakers, actors and industry executives to be announced. 

To enter, send a link to your short film by the 16th August 2024 to with the subject line “ARF Short Film Competition”. Please include your full name, address, phone number. Entries can come from either directors or producers. Please also include the following information: link to film, logline, genre, stills or poster, running time. 

To be eligible to enter: 

– Your film must be under 20 minutes

– Your film must be applicable to the theme of ‘The Senses’ 

– Your film may have played at film festivals but cannot be distributed or published on any other media or streaming platform 

– Your film must have been made within the past 2 years 

– You can not yet have made a feature-length film 

– Entries can come from any country 

– One entry per person

Offering an in-depth read into cinema and the arts, the independently-published A Rabbit’s Foot magazine launched its first quarterly print issue at 2022’s Cannes Film Festival, focusing on French cinema. The latest Cannes Special is edited by Charles Finch, designed by creative director Fatima Khan, and the content is overseen by deputy editor Chris Cotonou. 


Rabbit’s Foot Films is an independent film and television company founded by Charles P Finch and a sister company of A Rabbit’s Foot, Film, Art and Culture magazine and Rabbit’s Foot Publishing. Independent in spirit and driven by great writing, the company has projects in development with Columbia Pictures, Netflix and filmmakers such as Nick Broomfield, Josie Rourke, Fernando Mereilles, Ginevra Elkann, Marina Zenovich among others. Charles Finch has been producing films for more than 25 years and has managed talent such as John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Cate Blanchett and others. He co-produced Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla which premiered at Venice Film Festival in 2023 and he is founder of the global marketing and brand development company Finch & Partners.