BFI Future Film Festival (0)


01 Oct 2015
Call for entries

16 Nov 2015
Festival closed

18 Jan 2016
Notification date

17 Feb 2016
21 Feb 2016


Belvedere Road, South Bank,  SE1 8XT, London , London, United Kingdom

Festival description
ShortFilms YOUNG PEOPLE AGES 15-25
Short film festival 10'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 August 2014
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  10'<
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Festival start: 17 February 2016      Festival end: 21 February 2016

9th BFI Future Film Festival for YOUNG PEOPLE AGES 15-25 at BFI Southbank in London (17-21st February 2016).

We’re currently open for submissions for young filmmakers to submit a short film (up to 10 minutes) to be considered for inclusion in the Festival.

Entrants may submit as many films as they like for FREE!

The winners of each category will each receive £500 and will also be nominated for one of our BFI Raw prizes which include £5,000 towards the production of a new short film and all the support they need to develop their skills and careers

Rules & Terms

- The director, producer and the majority of the production crew should be aged 25 or
under at the time the film was made. For the avoidance of doubt this does not include
the actors who can be of any age.

- Films must not have been completed earlier than 31 August 2014.

- Films can be any style or genre, but must be no more than 10 minutes in length

- All the images and soundtracks used in your film must be your own or you must have
permission of the copyright holder to use their music/images in your film

- Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English, unless dialogue
or commentary is unnecessary for comprehension and appreciation

- To be eligible for the Best International Short Film Award the filmmaker/submitter
must be a non-UK passport holder whose normal domicile is outside the UK.
(‘Normal domicile outside the UK’ meaning that the person has lived in the UK for
less than 2 years and does not intend to stay permanently).

- By submitting your film to the Future Film Festival you give us permission to screen
your film at screening(s) during the Festival and at special preview screenings or at
spin off screenings such as BFI Raw Shorts events. You are also giving us permission
to acquire the rights to put your film into the BFI National Film and Television
Archive, to screen through BFI Player and other BFI Future Film Festival channels
including online platforms and BFI partner platforms

- Please send us a digital copy of your application with a working link (and password)
to your film online (Youtube, Vimeo etc) or via your Ideastap profile. Please note – we
no longer accept DVD submissions.

- Please submit two still images from your film, any poster artwork and press materials
that can be used for promotional purposes (Hi resolution JPEG – no more than 3MB
in size)

- Films submitted for consideration must be clearly marked with the film title,
director/filmmaker name, age, running time and a contact telephone number. Please
ensure you have included everything you need requested in the pack and on the form

- We do not guarantee films will be selected for the Future Film Festival and we are
only able to notify successful short-listed applicants.



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