Short film competition Homespun Yarns is to use its 2020 edition to celebrate the competition’s greatest films of all time.

To celebrate six years of the competition, votes will be taken for the greatest Yarns of all time. The 22 films in the back catalogue have been split into four categories, documentary, comedy, fantasy and drama. The categories will be released weekly for voting. There will be a winner in each category as well as an overall winner who will be crowned ‘G.O.A.T’, ‘greatest of all time’.

Set up in 2014, the not-for-profit initiative was conceived and funded by edit house Stitch. It aims to identify the next wave of directing talent and has given 22 finalists a platform to turn their treatments into fully formed short films.

Stitch owner, Tim Hardy, said: “When we realised that Homespun Yarns wouldn’t be possible this year we were thinking of how we could keep the initiative going in a pandemic safe way. We liked the idea of a retrospective as an interesting way to celebrate the achievements of everyone who has been involved in the films since we started. From this we came up with G.O.A.T., the perfect way to keep the competition element alive as well as the initiative itself.”

Backers include Kodak, The Panavision Group, Wave Music, Universal Music, Globe, Decca Records, Slingshot,Nineteen Twenty, Freefolk and Big Buoy.

Stitch owner, Leo King, said: “We are incredibly lucky to have the very best in the business on board with Yarns. Our partners are all involved from the pre-production stages to advise our directors and guide them through their areas of excellence. This has also allowed everyone involved to to establish contacts at the beginning of their careers that they have been able to build on for their future filmmaking.”

All the films are online at www.homespunyarns.tv and voting will be open until July 3rd. The winner of each category will be announced and out of those four winners, the one with the most votes will be the G.O.A.T.

 

Jon Creamer