7th Annual

UK Film Festival - London

November 20, 2018 to November 24, 2018

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature Film
The UK Film Festival welcomes features from all over the world from any genre and budget level.

These films should be over 40 minutes long and completed after 1 January 2015.

The Films will compete for the Best Feature Film Award.

Recent category highlights have included Oscar winners "Ida" from Poland and "The Broken Circle Breakdown" from Belgium as well as Esio Trot starring Dustin Hoffman, Judy Dench and James Corden. There have also been many much lower budget features including previous winners "Nocturne" and "Tell Tale Heart."

Short Film
This category welcomes films from the UK and from all over the world including all budgets and genres. It offers the Biggest cash prize for short film in the UK.

These films should be under 40 minutes long and completed after 1 January 2015

Although the UK Film Festival screens the work of established filmmakers it also champions new-comers who may not yet have had the opportunity for a prestigious screening of their work.

The Category awards include Best International Short Film and Best British Short. The jury also grants special awards for excellence.

These films should be under 40 minutes and have been completed after January 2013.

Previous winners have included the Oscar nominee "The Bazkashi Boys" and the 2015 Oscar winner "The Phone Call" as well as “Boogaloo and Graham” the 2015 BAFTA winner and this year’s Bafta winner “Operator.”
Feature Length Documentary
The UK Film Festival continues to promote great feature documentaries from all over the world.

Accepted entries should be 40 minutes or more in length and be completed after 1 January 2015.

Films will compete for the Best Feature Documentary Award.

Music Video
In one of its most exciting screening programmes the UK Film Festival continues to feature cutting edge music videos from around the world.

These films should be under 10 minutes and have been completed after 1 January 2015.

Films will compete for the Best Music Video Award.

Animation
Animations over 40 minutes should be entered into the Feature Film Category.

Short Animation entries from the UK and from across the world are welcomed for this prestigious category.

Films competing for the Best Animated Short Award should have been completed after 1 January 2015

One of our recent winners was the Oscar shortlisted "Sausage."

Short Documentary
The UK Film Festival accepts documentaries from all over the world.

These compete for Best Documentary Short Award, should be under 40 minutes in length and have been completed after 1 January 2015.

Films will compete for the Best Documentary Short Award.

We helped facilitated the broadcast of the documentary “Why don’t we do it in the Road” on Channel 4 – one of the UK’s leading TV broadcasters.


Student Short
One of the UK Film Festival's missions is to discover and champion new voices in filmmaking.

The festival accepts entries from students all over the world.
The films should be under 40 minutes in length and completed by 1 January 2015 while the filmmaker was studying full time.

Films will compete for the Best Student Film Award.

Festival highlights have included films from prestigious film schools including; London Film School, NYU and UCLA.

3 Minutes script competition
Can you tell a screen story in 3 minutes?
Go to www.ukfilmfestival.com for more details.

It should be noted that there is an extended email deadline which lasts till 31 December 2018. All scripts entered on the Withoutabox platform have the same deadline as the film submissions i.e. October. However extended email deadlines are till December 31.
Email murray@ukfilmfestival.com for details.

The script judging will be completed by January 31, 2019.

Feature Script Competition
Could your feature script be the next big thing?
Please go to www.ukfilmfestival.com for details.
There is an extended email and postal entry deadline - 9 January 2019.
It should be noted that scripts can only be entered on this withoutabox platform till October 2018 - However the extended email deadline is till 9 January 2019
Email murray@ukfilmfestival.com for details.


MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The UK Film Festival aims to champion great films but in particular is seeking work from those filmmakers who might not yet have had the chance for a prestigious public screening of their work.

Screening in the heart of London, we welcome films of all types from all over the World.

As a member of Universal Films and Festivals Organisation we ensure a fair selection and judging process.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The UK Film Festival London offers the largest cash prize in the UK (for short film).
The festival champions great films but is particularly seeking work from those filmmakers who might not yet have had a prestigious public screening of their work.

Screening in the heart of London UKFF welcomes films of all types from all over the World - connecting up-and-coming filmmakers with more established names such as Judi Dench, Dustin Hoffman, James Corden, Bill Nighy and their most recent attendees – Timothy Spall and Steven Berkoff.

Category awards are given for Best Feature Film; Best Feature Documentary; Best Short Documentary; Best Animation; Best Music Video; Best British Short; Best International Short; Best Student Film; as well as special awards for excellence.

Mat Kirkby, Oscar Winner and Director at Ridley Scott Associates states that "The UK Film Festival is the most focused, passionate and quality driven film festival in the UK. Their invaluable support helped get me to the Oscars in 2015, where I won the Academy Award for best short film."
With a programme that showcases new talent alongside established directors, filmmakers and actors UKFF is a lively networking hub. Over the last 7 years UKFF has quickly become a career stepping stone, establishing a tradition of discovering and promoting films which have gone on to be Oscar and BAFTA nominees and winners. The script competitions have also made a big impact - five scripts have been optioned and three have been produced and gone on to win multiple awards and gained prestigious worldwide distribution deals.

Led by a jury of well respected professional filmmakers and as a member of Universal Films and Festivals Organisation we ensure a fair selection and judging process.
Our exciting screening events have created a networking hub that continues to connect new filmmakers to industry including television exposure by leading British broadcaster, Channel 4.



ORGANIZERS

Murray Woodfield

GENERAL RULES

Submission Eligibility
-Postal submission packages are not encouraged. (Please email murray@ukfilmfestival.com to discuss email links or postal submissions if absolutely necessary)
-The student concession fee is only applicable to filmmakers that were full time students at the time of making the film.
- All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English.
- Exploitation or grossly indecent genres are not eligible.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

UK Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless UK Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

The admission fees are non-refundable.