Submission

Submissions open for 2021!

London Independent Film Festival 2021 Submission Guidelines

The London Independent Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing new emerging film talent.

NOTE: all film submissions are preferred via Film Freeway:

Submission info:

  • Preview format must be digital online screener.  Submit either through a festival submission platform’s internal screener (like Film Freeway) or via a hosting site like Vimeo.  If you are unable/unwilling to use digital submission, please contact us and we’ll work something out.
  • If you are submitting more than one entry, a separate submission is required for each film, although they may be mailed together.

Entry Fees:

  • Deadlines: Early (ending Nov 6, 2020), Regular (ending Jan 8, 2021), Late (ending Jan 29, 2021)
  • Fees for feature films are £65 early, £70 regular, £75 late.
  • Fees for short films are £40 early, £45 regular, £50 late.
  • Music videos and short shorts: £25 early, £30 regular, £35 late.
  • Fees for feature scripts are £40 early, £45 regular, £50 late.
  • Fees for short scripts are £25 early, £30 regular, £35 late.

Please send any related press materials, including electronic press kit, and photos to info@liff.org

All film submissions should be made digitally, not via DVD’s in the post.  If you are unable/unwilling to use digital submission, please contact us and we’ll work something out.

Entry Rules:

  1. (a) The London Independent Film Festival is open to UK as well as international films in one of the following categories:
    • Best Low-budget Feature (over £100k)
    • Best Micro-budget Feature (under £100k)
    • Best No-Budget Feature (under £10k)
    • Best UK Feature
    • Best Documentary
    • Best Sci-Fi / Horror Feature
    • Best Female Director Feature
    • Best LGBT film
    • Best Short Film
    • Best UK Short
    • Best Short Documentary
    • Best Animated Short
    • Best Experimental Short
    • Best Short Short
    • Best Horror / Sci-Fi Short
    • Best Music Video
  2. (b) Screenplay Award categories:
  • Best Feature Screenplay
  • Best Sci-Fi / Horror Screenplay
  • Best UK Screenplay
  • Best Short Screenplay
  • Best Screenplay Pitch

All stated information, eligibility and submission guidelines, terms and conditions of entry, and entry information is subject to change by the London Independent Film Festival, without notice.