Trailers should have a maximum length of three minutes. We will watch longer, but if your trailer is selected, you would be asked to edit it to the required length.
If a short film is five minutes or less, it can be submitted and potentially screened in its entirety. Over this length, a trailer will have to be cut.
International submissions are accepted but all trailers must be in English or have English subtitles.
On the Submission Form, you will be asked to paste a ling for your trailer. If there is a password, please include it on the form Password can cause complications so we would prefer a direct link.
Payments can be made online only. .
The Festival does not watch submission on Blue-Ray, HD-CAm, DVDs or download files.
Semi-finalists are announced approximately two weeks after every round.
Round 1 ends on December 9th, 2020.
Round 2 ends on February 9th, 2020.
Round 3 ends on April 9th, 2020.
Final Round ends on April 29th,2020.
Finalists will be announced on or before May 14th, 2020.
The trailers that will be screened at the live event will be announced on or before May 21st, 2020.
Please note, trailers for the event are selected as much for variety as they are for merit. We can only screen a certain number of documentaries, and a certain number of comedies etc.
There were many more requests for projects in the weeks following the Festival than there were at the festival itself.