A  Film Isn't Finished Until It Is Seen

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17th-21st October 2018

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Our festival is looking for a selection of different films, we want to showcase talent in all areas of filmmaking and have four categories:- Feature Film, Short Film, Documentary, Short Documentary and Animation. We don't mind the genre or the language and look forward to seeing films that show off a huge array of artistic talent from around the world. Each category will have it's own category for the awards, but which will come out on top to get Film of the Festival?  



Feature Film

We want strong stories and great visuals, but other than that... Anything goes!



Shorts have to be quick to engage and smart enough to leave the audience content after just a few minutes. Think you have one that ticks the boxes?



Have you a true story with great heart? Then we want to see it!


Short Documentry

Same as above but shorter!



If it's heartwarming and emotional or a bit of fun, the effort that goes in to animation deserves our undivided attention in its own category.   Good luck to everyone, we can't wait to see your films!


Student Films

Films made by students only with their University. Any films found not to be made by students will be disqualified and submission fees will not be refunded or transfered to the correct category.



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