Elevate Young Minds present: Anarchy Film Festival!

A UK based film festival, that brings together the best international films created by young filmmakers. Delivered in Manchester (UK), Anarchy Film Festival engages with local audiences at our Spring and Autumn screenings. For a full week of entertainment and education, featuring films, documentaries, and animated shorts, screening each night.

Submissions are open all year, but close shortly before each festival. Films submitted earlier in the year may be screened at both festivals.

Since it's creation, film has been used to share our stories, history, knowledge, ideas, and emotions. Elevate Young Minds, believe that film can be used to empower people. This year we are looking to showcase films that show and/or discuss the following issues:

1. Climate Change
2. Inequality
3. Mental Health
4. Poverty
5. Racism

A limited number of films submitted may be considered for FACE Film: an international touring film festival.

Anarchy Film Festival focuses on bringing different cultures together through the art of cinema. We consider narrative, documentary and animated films, in feature length and short formats, from all genres and from all countries, as long as they discuss and/or show the issues which were mentioned above.

Once your film has been considered and included as part of our official selection, it will automatically be considered for the following awards:

1. Conscious Filmmaker Award
2. Engaging Filmmaker Award
3. Poetic Filmmaker Award
4. Visual Filmmaker Award

1. All films must spoken and/or subtitled in English
2. Any genre and any length of film will be considered, anything under 45 minutes is considered as a short film and anything over 45 minutes is considered as a feature film
3. Films must show and/or discuss the following issues to be considered: Climate Change, Inequality, Mental Health, Poverty, Racism
4. We do not have a premiere policy

Overall Rating
  • Thanks so much for selecting our film COVID LOVE!
    It was an honor and keep up the good work punks and till next!

    November 2021
  • Keep doing your best guys!

    September 2019
  • Unfortunately we haven't been able to attend the festival, but the contact by mail was friendly and we are very happy we have been part of this amazing festival!
    The website could be updated a bit more often and offer more informations.

    October 2018
  • sergio falchi

    Anarchy film festival is a great festival, a young festival with an energetic attitude and a multiple chance for screenings in a lot of different cities so superb for networking in an international wider audience! Is not a simple festival, is a multiple cities festival in a artistic global environment! The main event in Lisbon in one of the most important creative hub is outstanding as well as the previous one in Bruxelles and the final in Leeds... and despite the fact I wasn't able to attend They were always supportive and kind, It's a RECOMMENDED festival for sure! Great perspective also for the next editions!Thank you for this opportunity and for the award!

    September 2018
  • mingduan wang

    A perfect feast, very pleasant communication and exchanges.

    September 2018