Notting Hill Editions and the Curious Arts Festival are delighted to announce the Notting Hill Editions Curious Film Essay Prize.

Film-makers are invited to submit a short documentary film ( strictlyno longer than ten minutes) on any subject they chose. The film should be exploratory, imaginative and instinctive rather that propositional and conclusive.

Judges are Matt Haig author of Reasons to Stay Alive and the forthcoming How to Stop Time, Kim Kremer publisher of Notting Hill Editions and Nick Marston who heads up Cuba Productions and the Curtis Brown Film and TV department.

The winner will receive £500 and two tickets for the Curious Arts Festival and nine runners up will receive two tickets each for the Curious Arts Festival. The ten chosen films will be shown at the festival.

To enter, please upload your video to using a password protection. Vimeo supports just about any kind of video file, including these common formats: MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, and FLV. In the rare circumstance that a format is not supported, an Invalid File error is displayed on the video page. All videos uploaded to Vimeo will be converted to square pixels. Regardless of format, all videos will be displayed at the correct aspect ratio. If useful, please note the compression guidelines for uploading videos, found here:

Once you have uploaded your video to Vimeo, please send us an email to, and provide us with the film’s vimeo url address and password.

Please look at the Curious Arts Festival website or Notting Hill Editions website for further details. The deadline for submission is 7th July 2017.