The Reel Challenge has been supported by an incredible roster of industry leading professionals and organisations, including:

The Reel Challenge is a unique 10-day creative adventure designed for aspiring filmmakers.

Travel from the UK across Europe while making your own short film en-route.

We organise the launch workshop in London and film festival in Budapest.  What happens in between, where you go and what you film, is up to you!

Check out the trailer, and find out more below.

"Whether you’re an amateur or a pro, Reel provides a supportive and exciting environment that encourages you to not only make a film you’re genuinely proud of, but also to meet people that will inspire and motivate you to go on and do great things..."

“It's been my most enjoyable time as a filmmaker. A properly challenging yet unbelievably rewarding experience... literally could not recommend it more!”
Why take part?

The Reel Challenge is an opportunity to learn, grow and experiment as a filmmaker whilst supported by an incredible community of like minded creatives.

Whether you're looking for an opportunity to do something different, or a way to gain new experience in an exciting way, Reel has been a hugely impactful experience for scores of filmmakers who've taken part so far.

Across the three previous years we've run Reel, we've received an average feedback score of five stars - so we must be doing something right!

“It brings you out of your comfort zone and makes you feel like you can take on anything… it’s about your journey and how you handle what the world throws at you…”
"I think in a few years I'll look back on Reel and think of it as the beginning of my career as a filmmaker..."
How does it work?

Your ticket gets you access to the two main Reel events:


A. Our launch workshop in London... where we bring together expert coaches and industry professionals to give you all the support and guidance you need before you set off on your own adventure.

B. Our film festival in Budapest... which is our opportunity to celebrate all the entries, give live feedback on the films, and present awards and prizes.  (There's also a suitably epic wrap party to look forward to!)

The event is 10 days in total, so you've got 8 days to make it from A to B, while making your own short film en-route, ready to submit at the finish line!

There's a small list of criteria that your film will need to satisfy (e.g. less than 5 minutes, and in some way tied in with our yearly theme) but it's deliberately very flexible.

On accessibility... it's important to us that Reel remains open to as diverse and audience as possible.  We've got a proud history of supporting minority and under-represented groups, and we work hard to ensure that openness, equality and inclusion remain intrinsic values of the community we've created.

Don't miss out on the filmmaking experience of a lifetime...

Got questions?  Need to speak to someone about more of the details?

We've got an excellent team made up of ex-participants who are ready to answer all of your questions and give you the support you may need before you book your place on the 2020 Reel Challenge.

Contact team@reelfilmchallenge.com and we'll get back to you within 48 hours!