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We are looking for the best in British Independent Cinema. Inventive, bold and original stories set in the UK, by a UK director or featuring a majorit... More
We are looking for the best in British Independent Cinema. Inventive, bold and original stories set in the UK, by a UK director or featuring a majority British cast. All features must have a run time of over 60 minutes. Less

We are looking for the best in International Independent Cinema. Inventive, bold and original stories that can be set anywhere in the world and in any... More
We are looking for the best in International Independent Cinema. Inventive, bold and original stories that can be set anywhere in the world and in any language, all we ask is that there are English subtitles if English is not the main language in the film . All features must have a run time of over 60 minutes. Less

Thought provoking, insightful and educational the best documentaries challenge our perceived view on the world and enlighten us with a new perspective... More
Thought provoking, insightful and educational the best documentaries challenge our perceived view on the world and enlighten us with a new perspective. Documentary features must be over 59 minutes in length and can be from any country. Less

We are looking for the best short films from the UK. They can be from exciting new talent or industry veterans using the medium to tell a great story.... More
We are looking for the best short films from the UK. They can be from exciting new talent or industry veterans using the medium to tell a great story. Shorts must have a run time of between 1 and 59 minutes. Less

We are looking for the best short films from around the world. They can be from exciting new talent or industry veterans using the medium to tell a gr... More
We are looking for the best short films from around the world. They can be from exciting new talent or industry veterans using the medium to tell a great story. Shorts must have a run time of between 1 and 59 minutes. Less

Thought provoking, insightful and educational the best documentaries challenge our perceived view on the world and enlighten us with a new perspective... More
Thought provoking, insightful and educational the best documentaries challenge our perceived view on the world and enlighten us with a new perspective. Documentary shorts must have a run time of between 1 and 59 minutes and can be from any country. Less

There are some amazing film schools around the world with great talent producing some exceptional films. Student films can be from any country and can... More
There are some amazing film schools around the world with great talent producing some exceptional films. Student films can be from any country and can be narrative, documentary or animated. All we ask is that if the film is in a language other than English it needs to be subtitled in English Less

We are looking for great stories inventively told through animations. Animations can be of any run time, short or feature.
We are looking for great stories inventively told through animations. Animations can be of any run time, short or feature. Less

We are looking for films that have a bold and original style in either visuals or storytelling. Films must be below 59 minutes in length.
We are looking for films that have a bold and original style in either visuals or storytelling. Films must be below 59 minutes in length. Less

Getting your screenplay into the hands of industry professionals can be tricky. That's why we decided to open this category. We take the best scr... More
Getting your screenplay into the hands of industry professionals can be tricky. That's why we decided to open this category. We take the best screenplays and present them to a panel of industry experts who finally decide on the category winner. Any original screenplay of any length. Less

A great music video not only enhances the music it represents but never again lets you just hear the music our ideal music video is no more than 10 mi... More
A great music video not only enhances the music it represents but never again lets you just hear the music our ideal music video is no more than 10 minutes in length. Can be for independent or established artist. Less


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