BELIFF - Be Epic! London International Film Festival

Why you should submit to BELIFF:

- GUARANTEE your film will be watched! Every film submitted to our festival receives a brief feedback from an industry professional before due time (of notification date). On top of that we are happy to post on all our social media a brief message promoting any film that has submitted to our festival. The text and visual material must be provided by the submitter.

- Your film will get a chance of seeing SCREENED at the oldest independent Art Deco Cinema in London, the fabulous PHOENIX CINEMA, with a public of around 100 people. You also get direct feedback from the audience who will rate and offer impressions via our unique and specially designed rating forms.

- We offer access to NETWORKING events and Organised Q&A/Interview sessions with Industry Professionals. These are open to anyone who wants to attend but we encourage connections and communication between the filmmakers attending though the official selection.

- Everybody submitting their dilm to BELIFF get a chance of winning a FREE Editorial in our festival Magazine FILM VOICE, distributed during the festival and digitally throughout the year plus 2 free hard copies.

- The chance to have your film DISTRIBUTED for a week in London at the lovely Phoenix Cinema.

We are proud to have supported some great independent film makers so far. Some of them won many more film festivals, obtained distribution and already started work on their new projects after attending our competition.

We are so happy to have been receiving so many wonderful feedbacks and reviews (so far only 5 star reviews) and feeling so supported.

We are interested in helping the independent cinema community and we are happy to repost and share any successes or future projects via social media, you just need to get in touch or tag us in your posts and we will re post, like, comment and help as much as we can.

Check our some our last year highlight:

2017 HIGHLIGHTS Video:






- The guarantee that your film will be watched (1 phrase feedback from the Jury by e-mail)
- Cinema PHOENIX, beautiful art-deco screening venue, one of the oldest in London
- Complete Film Rating Scores by the Public sent via e-mail
- The oportunity to meet film makers and industry professionals at our Netwroking Events
- Complementary memberships and prizes for the winners courtesy of our Partners iPitchTV and Fade In Leading Screenwritting Software
- The oportunity to participate to the Awards Ceremony where we celebrate the beauty of independent films and everybody involved in the process.
- The oportunity to publicise your film by purchasing editiorials in our Festival Magazine FILM VOICE.
- The possibility of purchasing a Critics Review or a Feedback for your film
- Constant Publicity on Social Media for films that make the Official Selection

Be Epic! London International Film Festival is a yearly film festival that is looking especially for meaningful, innovative, free of cliche filmmaking.

BELIFF encourages young and old film makers from around the world to contribute to the shaping of society through inspirational films that combine with valuable messages and innovative ideas. BELIFF aims to be the rising point of film makers and up and coming new artists by promoting value and hard work and we are dedicating ourselves to stand up for everyone who is looking to refine and discover film both as entertaining and educating audiences from all around the globe.

We've also partnered up with InkTip:

InkTip: Where producers go for scripts and writers. Producers have made more than 315 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.
Winners of Best Short, Best Feature and Best Student Film will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.

Those who will get the best out of BELIFF film festival are:
- the visionary voices and artists (scriptwriters, directors, actors etc.) that have great empathy and a deep capacity to understanding and expressing beyond the surface layers of things and beyond those depths as well.
- distinctive scripts,
- truthful perspectives on themes and subjects,
- the creators of innovative cinematic outcomes that stand out from the usual mainstream.

The Selected films are in competition for the following awards:
1. Best Feature Film
Certificate and Trophy
2. Best Short Film
Certificate and Trophy
3. Best Documentary Feature or Short
4. Best Animated Short Film
5. Best Experimental Film
6. Best Director
7. Best Actor
8. Best Actress
9. Best Cinematography
10. Best Student Film
11. Public Award
12. Best Original Soundtrack
13. Best Editing
14. Best Sound
15. Best Production Design
16. Best Casting
17. Best Music Video
18. The Epic Award 2018
19. Best Script (Screenplay)

1. We accept short and feature films: documentaries, animations, narrative fiction, sci-fi experimentals
2. Any film that has been previously released via ANY home video platform or broadcast on TV or the internet in any country ARE NOT ELIGIBLE for the festival unless the version submitted is significantly different than the version previously broadcasted;
3. The films must not be older than 5 years;
4. Time limits: Short (up to 25 minutes) Feature (up to 3 hours) Documentaries (up to 3 hours) Animation (up to 2 hours)
5. All non english language films must have English Subtitles.
6. Artists are welcome to submit more than one film.
7. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older (or have your parent or guardian consent) to enter the competition.
8. Rough cuts or incomplete works are not accepted. – Film formats accepted, DVD, Blu Ray, HD Resolution
9. Entrant agrees to grant Film Festival permission for accepted films and related marketing materials to be reproduced and distributed – in whole or in part – for purposes of jurying, education, and promotion of the festival.
10. Entry fees are non-refundable
11. The jury’s decision is final.
12. Filmmaker must have obtained all clearances for exhibition and must certify that the work is original and no disputes regarding ownership exist on the film.

Overall Rating

    Amazing festival with excellent communication and organization from the festival directors. The screening venue is gorgeous and what a thrill to see your film on the big screen. The networking and filmmaker events were great. I HIGHLY recommend this festival to all filmmakers. It is more than worth the entry fee and who doesn't love going to London and seeing your film on the big screen? Congrats to BELIFF Team for a wonderful festival!

    November 2017
  • Ruud Matthijssen

    A very nice Festival! They are friendly and helping. And have a great Venue for showing your film. Thanks guys, it's been a blast.

    October 2017
  • Ronen Eldar

    BELIFF was a great festival! They made me feel very welcome and a part of the family. Watched a lot of good and interesting films and met a lot of nice people, all in a very good atmosphere.

    October 2017
  • al bernstein

    This has been a wonderful year for my film Walled IN on the festival circuit and all I can say is the directors and programmers at BELIFF made me feel like a friend, colleague, artist and supported me in every way. I SO wish I was there in person to enjoy the festival. Thank you SO much for the amazing support. Submit to this wonderful festival. al bernstein

    September 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Al! Whenever you are around London don't forget to drop us a line and promise we'll make time to catch up. ;) You rock!

  • Such an epic ! festival. Wonderful and welcoming team, great and original films. You want to be there in London :-) Wish you all the best !

    September 2017
    Response from festival:

    Our best wishes to you too Audrey! :) Thank you so much!