The Peebles Outdoor Film Festival is inviting short film submissions for its 2017 festival competition.

Ahead of the next festival (27-29 January 2017), film-makers of all ages are invited to submit outdoor-themed films, either documentary or fictional work, of no more than five minutes duration that demonstrate creativity, originality and story-telling skill.

Films can detail a particular adventure, journey, sport, personal experience, or be a portrait of a particular person or place. All must capture the magic and natural beauty of being outdoors.

The competition sees two categories, under 18 and open, with prizes awarded in each category. Winners of the 2017 Outdoor Shorts competition will be chosen both by a panel of expert judges and by public vote during the festival when a viewing facility will be set up for festival-goers to watch all short-listed films.

Short-listed entrants will be invited to attend the final short film session of the festival on the evening of 29 January, when the prize winners will be announced and their films shown on the big screen at the Eastgate. The deadline for submission is noon on 9 January 2017.

Entry form and full guidelines for entrants to the 2017 Outdoor Shorts competition can be found in the news section at, or call Box Office on 01721 725777.