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About RFF

We are obsessed with the amazing stories that are told in the classic films of the 20th century and believe
that every great story deserves to be told more than once by many different people in many different ways.

That’s why we’ve created the Remake Film Fest. Selecting the best stories in film history, we invite you to
use one of the scenes below as inspiration for your own original short film. No longer than 7 minutes
and made using any device, these shorts should pay homage to the film they were inspired by.

With the help of our international jury, we will select the 10 best entries to be shown at the
Remake Film Fest and go in the running to win the RFF Audience Choice Award.

2015 edition is now closed. Stay tuned for details on 2016!

Casablanca (1942)

Michael Curtis

The Goodbye scene

Watch it!

01:46:37 - 01:48:49


Singing in the Rain (1952)

Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly

The Rain scene

Watch it!



Psycho (1960)

Alfred Hitchcock

The Shower scene

Watch it!

00:40:33 - 00:43:07


How to Apply

You missed it this time, but check back soon for next year's edition!

Make sure this is uploaded within the deadline Monday 27 July 2015, 14.00BST

If selected to Remake Film Fest’s Event night, a participation fee of £15.00 is due by Monday 10 August 2015

Need help? Email with your
questions and we'll get right back.

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The Awards

Jury Award

  • Two combined industry passes to Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum, 13 – 14 October 2015. This ticket allows industry access to The Conference (13 Oct), Opening Night networking drinks (13 Oct), The Pixel Market Finance Forum (14 Oct) and The Finance Forum Networking Drinks (14 Oct)
  • One Vimeo Plus account
  • One-year membership account with Shooting People
  • Special consideration for a featured placement
    on Vimeo’s Staff Picks and Curated Categories
  • Collaboration on the selection of one of the 3 classic
    scenes for Remake Film Fest 2016

Audience Award

  • Film shortlisted for one week screening at
    Everyman Cinemas before features
  • Two tickets to the opening night screening of the London
    Short Film Festival on 8 January 2016
  • One-year membership account with IndieFlix
  • One-year subscription to the film magazine Little White Lies
  • Exclusive Vimeo gift pack
  • One month supply of PROPERCORN

The Jury

Sarah Arruda

Sarah Arruda is a creative multimedia producer that experiments with existing and new media technologies to inform the future of storytelling and creative production. Her portfolio includes high-profile projects with the National Film Board of Canada (HIGHRISE), Nexus Interactive Arts (GOOGLE MADE WITH CODE), Helios Design Labs (OFFSHORE, WORLD ONLINE ORCHESTRA), as well as collaborations with partners and clients such as the New York Times, Google, Harvard University,, Mozilla Foundation, and the Copenhagen Philharmonic. Her work has been recognized by top industry awards such as the Digital Emmy's, Webby Awards, SXSWi, FWA's.

Inês Braga

Inês Braga is an accomplished screenwriter represented by leading agency Independent Talent in London. Her credits include the two-part feature length drama Alice (broadcast 2010/2011), commissioned by HBO Latin America and directed by award-winning Sérgio Machado and Karim Ainouz. She has several projects in development including Beatrice’s Father to be directed by Don Boyd and Cicero, commissioned by RT Features (Frances Ha). Inês also worked as Projects Manager of Power to the Pixel for a number of years and has been an assessor for their Pixel Lab and Pixel Market selections, part of Power to the Pixel's Cross-Media Forum, in association with the BFI London Film Festival. She has advised and assessed multiple industry scripts and has worked as Screenwriting Tutor and Guest Lecturer at a number of prestigious schools including the International School of Film and TV, San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, Met Film School, London Film School and Westminster University, UK.

Lucia Lopez

Lucia has worked in the film industry since graduating from the London Film School with an MA in Screenwriting in 2007. She soon began working with Matador Pictures and worked her way up to Head of Development in Autumn 2012. Projects she has overseen development of include TV mini-series RESIDUE, written by John Harrison (Book of Blood) and helmed by Utopia and Misfits director Alex Garcia, which was picked up by Netflix, and upcoming action feature THE REZORT, written by Paul Gerstenberger (All Stars) and directed by Steve Barker (Outpost). 
Lucia continued writing on the side throughout her time at Matador and left the company in April 2015 to pursue screenwriting full time. Her first feature, CHRISTMAS RUSH, with co-writer Stavros Pamballis, is currently in development at Catalyst Global Media.

Jordan McGarry
Director of Curation

Jordan McGarry is Vimeo’s Director of Curation, heading the team that programs the site’s illustrious Staff Picks channel, the Vimeo On Demand homepage and its new Curated Categories, ensuring that the site’s 170million monthly visitors can always find something to entertain their eyeballs.
Before Vimeo she worked as Executive Producer at Partizan London for five years, working on everything from branded content to installations and interactive music videos; and before that worked as a journalist at titles including shots, Res, Media Guardian and Screen International. She has commissioned films for Dazed & Confused and Nowness, and curated programs and chaired panels for the BFI, the British Council, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, onedotzero and ResFest.

Michael Sandoval
Filmmaker, Writer & Educator

Michael Sandoval is a writer, filmmaker, and educator living in New York City. He has been awarded the Lannan Fellowship, the Ucross Foundation Fellowship, and the Ang Lee Fellowship for filmmaking and writing. As an educator, he has created and led collaborations with cultural organizations that include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum. Michael has directed international film education programs in Beijing, Abuja, and Doha, and has lectured in institutions across the world. He currently works as Co-chair of the Filmmaking Program at the New York Film Academy's New York campus. His films have appeared in the Berlin Film Festival, Palm Springs, Slamdance, Toronto Short Film Festival, Margaret Meade Doc Festival, and more. Michael holds an MFA in Filmmaking from New York University, an MFA in Writing from the University of Michigan, and a BA from Brown University.


The Event

29 August 2015


The Proud Archivist (Haggerston)


This year's edition is now closed<