Important announcement: Our parent organization Anglicon informed us that their event which our festival takes place at has been cancelled.
I have been in talks with other local events, and I have found one which is willing to give us space to show the films. Norwescon (https://www.norwescon.org) is a large Science Fiction and Fantasy convention held yearly in the Seattle Area.
Anglicon's Anglophile Film Festival is a celebration of films from the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth Realms.
This festival is sponsored by Anglicon. Anglicon is a British Media convention, held yearly in Seattle, WA. Anglicon is a fun weekend, which is attended by nearly a thousand British media enthusiasts, who are attending panel discussions on their favorite British Films and TV shows. Each year Anglicon brings in Celebrity guests from British shows, like Doctor Who and Red Dwarf, to give talks and Q&As on the films and TV shows they have worked on.
The film festival will be take place as part of Anglicon, November 30th to December 2nd, 2018.
Anglicon will be held at The DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport Hotel 18740 International Blvd. Seattle, WA 98188
Anglicon is a 501(c)3 federal non-profit organization.
Filmmakers of the films selected to play at the Anglicon’s Anglophile Film Festival will be invited to attend Anglicon, and will receive complimentary entrance to Anglicon for the day their film is shown. Travel and lodging is not included.
Attending filmmakers will be able to speak to the audience directly through Q&As following their film screenings.
Selected works can win in several categories of Anglicon’s Anglophile Film Festival.
• Jury award for Best Short Film
• Audience Choice Award (voted on by Anglicon's attendees)
Each award winning film will receive a cash prizes of $75, an award laurel graphic from Anglicon's Anglophile Film Festival, a FilmFreeway waiver for their next film submission to the Anglophile Film Festival. Winners will be announced during an award ceremony on the last day of the convention.
The award winning entries will be selected by the festival jury and audience votes.
Judging decisions are final.
Only one title per entry.
All submissions must meet at least one of these eligibility requirements:
• The film takes places in the Commonwealth Realms.
• The film was filmed in the Commonwealth Realms.
• The film was directed by a Citizen of the Commonwealth Realms.
• The screenplay was written by a Citizen of the Commonwealth Realms.
• The majority of the actors must be Citizens of the Commonwealth Realms.
• Fan Films (based on an existing property) the property must be originally from the Commonwealth Realms.
Commonwealth Realm countries are: United Kingdom, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.
A Fan Film is a film based on pre-existing characters or properties (that the filmmaker does not own). The property must originate in a British Commonwealth country. For Example. Fan Films might utilize characters or worlds from Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, or even Monty Python.
Only films not previously screened at Anglicon may be submitted.
All films must be completed upon submission. No works in progress please.
Films not in English MUST be subtitled or dubbed in English.
Short Films are 30 minutes or under in duration.
Films over 30 minutes, will be considered on a space available basis
Entries will be assessed, and successful submissions will be programmed for screening and entered into the festival competition.
Anglicon does not pay screening fees under any circumstance. By submitting your film, you are agreeing to screen your film without a screening fee or any other compensation if selected. By submitting, you are giving us permission to exhibit your film at the festival, and other screenings (like press previews, promotional events, etc).
By submitting, you represent and warrant that you have full legal right and authority to submit the film for consideration by Anglicon, and that all necessary permissions, consents, licensing and approvals have been obtained with respect thereto.
By submitting, you agree to hold Anglicon and its sponsors harmless in any and all matters pertaining to the consents, licenses, and approvals of heretofore film/video/screenplay project.
By Submitting, you understand that your submission is in no way a guarantee of acceptance into the film festival. No one from Anglicon or its sponsors has guaranteed you admission into the festival.
Should your film be accepted to the film festival, you grant Anglicon the right to use any footage from the preview screener, and all submitted publicity photos and any other materials pertaining to this entry for Anglicon's promotional non-commercial purposes, without limitations. Press kits are not required, but are useful, so please feel free to send these with your submissions.
Should your film be accepted to the film festival, you're giving Anglicon permission to exhibit your film at the festival, and other screenings (like press previews, promotional events, etc.).
Screening schedule will be announced after the official selection deadline.
Depending on number of entries, the selected films may be screened more than once during the festival.
Anglicon reserves the right to screen your film at a date and time of Anglicon’s choosing.
There are no refunds on submission fees.
For the selection process acceptable formats include:
• FilmFreeway screener link (preferred)
• Online Screener (password protected Vimeo/YouTube)
• Downloadable .MP4 or .MOV media files (via Dropbox, Vimeo, or similar).
Successful submissions that are granted a screening must submit one of the following:
• Downloadable .MP4 or .MOV media files (via Dropbox, Vimeo, or similar)
• .MP4 or .MOV media file mailed to our address on Data DVD or USB thumb drive
• Playable, region-free DVD or Blu Ray
If you would prefer to send a screener on physical format (submission should still be made through FilmFreeway) please submit to the address below.
Anglicon does not return physical submissions.
If you are not sure about something, please email us before you submit. We'll answer your queries as quickly as possible.