You can submit your short films through FilmFreeway, Withoutabox, Reelport, Clickforfestivals, Festhome or Filmfestivallife.
For a full list of links for these sites see: https://discover.film/film-festival/
Films must be no more than 40 minutes in length including credits.
All non-English language films must have English language subtitles.
An online screener must be uploaded no later than the deadline date to qualify for the respective entry fees.
You will be able to check that we have received your materials by checking your relevant submission account.
All files selected for screening are shown in DCP format. We also require a second file (such as .Mov or similar) as a backup. If you can't provide a DCP file we can make one for you if you are selected for screening (this is free of charge for selected films).
There are multiple rounds of judging by our team of industry experts. For rejected films, feedback is available on request. Judging is not closed until the end date so no decisions are made until notification date.
If you are unable to provide a DCP we will make one free of charge for you but you must meet out deadlines (that will be supplied if you are accepted) for getting a suitable file to us (such as .Mov or similar) for DCP creation.
We use screening venues in London, United Kingdom. Venues may change according to number of screening sessions needed. Keep an eye on https://discover.film/film-festival/ for updated venue information.
If you're lucky enough to be selected for the Discover Film Awards, you will receive 2 complimentary tickets to all events. If you aren't entering a film or haven't been selected, and would like to attend, you can buy tickets to the events here: https://discover.film/film-festival/
For any other questions about the rules of the film festival or submission process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The judges are a panel of industry experts with specialist skills in different areas such as animation, documentaries and drama. The panel is chaired by Jaine Green.