6th Annual

The Hidden Film Festival

November 02, 2018 to November 02, 2018

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The Film Festival Guild
20 Bunhill Row
London EC1Y 8UE
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)7955010577

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

Feature Film
Any film over 55 minutes in length.
Short Film
Any film under 55 minutes in length.
Student Film
Any student film with a running time under 55 minutes.
Music Video
Any music video under 15 minutes in length.
A documentary (including factual, non-factual & mockumentary) of any length.
Unproduced Screenplay
A screenplay that has not been produced prior to submission.


It's a hidden gem. Your movie. A secret the world is going to go crazy about!

Our aim is to create a buzz around your film, with great reviews and word of mouth spreading from a single exclusive event.

We aim to be the number one social media and online buzz creator for new movies, before they roll out at other festivals and are released.


You made your film to be enjoyed by film lovers and supported by film fans. Your first screening of it will be for an unassuming audience. No word will have leaked about it. The lights will dim, the eager audience will see your titles light up the screen and BOOM your first screening will be twittered, Facebooked and reviewed all over the world within minutes of the eager audience coming out.

Studios are able to wine and dine the press and create buzz with expensive marketing campaigns. With the Hidden Film Festivals, we do all of that for you. Everyone will be clamouring to find out where your film is playing next or who will be distributing it and when, once the buzz comes out from these festivals!


Jessica Pearce (Festival Coordinator); Stuart Brennan (Director)


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The Hidden Film Festival - Worldwide
Rules for Participation

1. Dates and Venue
The Hidden Film Festival - Worldwide will take place in October 2018. The absolute final submission deadline is as dictated on Withoutabox. The venues for each category will be announced closer to the Festival.

2. Competition
The Festival reserves the right to decide which locations (all/some/none) a film will screen at on the Hidden Film Festival - Worldwide tour. Details such as general release in certain countries or premieres in certain places will be taken into account when making these decisions. The Festival reserves the right to place entries into alternative categories if they feel it is to the benefit of the title. Each submission must be entered separately. Entries will be assessed and successful submissions will be programmed for screening and enter the Festival competition. Failure to submit an exhibition copy four weeks prior to the festival will rule out eligibility to screen. If your films is selected we reserve the right to show your film at a time and date of our choosing.

3. Formats
For the selection process a digital screener must be submitted via FilmFreeway. Screenplays must be submitted as a digital .PDF via FilmFreeway.

Successful submissions that are granted a screening must submit a DCP.
*Please note we do not accept films shot in 4:3 unless the filmmaker has reformatted
it to 16:9.

4. Selection
The Festival is organized by the Film Festival Guild. The festival directors reserve the right to invite films for the competition and programme. Screening schedule will be announced after the final submission deadline. The final award winning entries will be selected by a festival jury and audience votes.

5. Entry Returns
We do not return entries.

6. Screenings
It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that films for screening are deposited with the festival organizers at least 28 days before any scheduled screening.

7. Publicity
We reserve the right to use extracts from submissions for festival publicity and marketing purposes. Press kits are not required, but are useful, so please feel free to send these with your submissions.

8. Categories
Short Film, Feature Film, Student Film, Music Video, Documentary, Screenplay.

9. Awards
The festival does not have awards. This is so that each film still maintains their premiere status (if they haven't premiered already). The aim of The Hidden Film Festivals is not to garner awards, but instead to create a buzz around your film for members of the public, so that when it goes out on release you have the foundations of a press campaign.

10. The administrators' decision is final for all submissions and films selected to screen.