7th Annual

UK Film Festival - London

November 21, 2017 to November 25, 2017

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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 January 2014.

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 last year's winner "Amok".

Short Film
This category welcomes films from the UK and from all over the world including all budgets and genres.

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 January 2013.

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 January 2014.

Films will compete for the Best Music Video Award.

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 January 2013..

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 January 2014.

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 January 2014 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 2017. All scripts entered on the Withoutabox platform have the same deadline as the film submissions i.e. October 2017. However extended email and postal entry deadlines are till December 31.
Email murray@ukfilmfestival.com for details

The script judging will be completed by January 31, 2018.

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 - 31 December 2017.
It should be noted that scripts can only be entered on this withoutabox platform till October 2017 - However the extended email and postal entry deadlines are till 31 December 2017.
Email murray@ukfilmfestival.com for details.


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 celebrate the cultural diversity of films made in the UK and welcome films from all over the World.

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


Led by a jury of well respected professional filmmakers the UK Film Festival has quickly established a tradition of discovering and promoting great films - some of which have later gone on to be Oscar nominees and winners.

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.


Murray Woodfield


Submission Eligibility
-Postal submission packages must include a preview copy with contact details etc (best to download the submission form from the website) and the correct submission fee. (The student concession fee is only applicable to filmmakers that were full time students at the time of making the film) The preview copy must not have any stickers or sticker-labels attached.
- All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English.
- Exploitation or grossly indecent genres are not eligible.


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