Underneath the Floorboards (7)


25 Oct 2020
Call for entries

07 Jan 2021
Early deadline

28 Feb 2021
Standard deadline

11 Apr 2021
Late deadline

11 Apr 2021
Festival closed

18 Apr 2021
Notification date

28 Apr 2021
12 May 2021


69 Stoke Newington High Street,  N16 8EL, London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Festival description
Short film festival 40'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  40'<
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 28 April 2021      Festival end: 12 May 2021

For our next event hopefully everything will have gone back to 'normal,' and we can go back to having a live event. But we are prepared for another online event, like last time which got over ten thousands viewers. If everything is back to 'normal 'we will also do a live event in Hackney, London.

Underneath the Floorboards is a visual arts, experimental film night held in London's buzzing artistic area of Hackney.

Our showcase is open to artists and filmmakers from all around the world whose work has an experimental, non-linear narrative form. We want to see variety, whether it be experimental film, video art, visual art, digital art, experimental documentary or animation.

No bias, no prejudice, we don't care if you didn't study in the most prestigious art schools. We want to see unique work of an artistic nature, which creates its own language.

Get your work showcased at Underneath the Floorboards and benefit from the company of other artists and filmmakers in the heart of London's creative hub.

If the next event is once again online, we will make sure to promote it to the corresponding community of filmmakers and visual artist, so we get the maximum of views possible.

Your work will be promoted through our network to engage with the largest possible audience to create an innovative platform where artists and audiences can come together.

. We don’t demand premier status.

. Films must be no longer than 40 minutes in length.

. Multiple entries are allowed.

. A complete separate submission form must be filled if submitting more than one movie.

. Submitted films may be utilised for promotional purposes by Underneath the Floorboards.

. Underneath the Floorboards does not provide refunds on submission fees.

. All films will be viewed without exception and all artists and filmmakers whose work is accepted will be notified via email and Festhome at least a week before the event.

Underneath the Floorboards has the right to use still frames from submitted works to promote the Artist/Director and event on the website, TV Programs, visual art websites and event venues as well as social media. We also have the right to use a small segment of the work (less than 10%) to create a promotional trailer.



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