Homespun Yarns' call for entries was announced at March's CraftWorks show and a few days later, we recorded a special podcast with Tim Hardy, Dan Collins and Thomas Ralph.
We learned about the original aim of the competition - now in its fourth year - as well as hearing from last year's winner about the positive impact it's had on his directing career.
Stitch's annual short film competition was set up when they created Homespun - a special division for content-based projects that was founded in 2014.
The competition it spawned has become a huge success and is providing brilliant opportunities for aspiring filmmakers as well as being one of the best industry events of the year.
In this in-depth examination of Homespun Yarns, we learn about the A level student who ran rings around Tim Hardy; the entrant whose carrot-based proposition made for a memorable meeting; and the difference that simply taking part in the competition can make to an aspiring director.