Brighton Rocks International Film Festival (BRIFF) welcomes submissions for the 6th year running.
BRIFF is a young festival with big ambition – to become the UK’s main festival for indie and underground cinema. The city of Brighton is a mecca for artists and creatives from all walks of life. It is also a state of mind, an attitude, a spirit: one that dares to be itself. If your film embodies our ideals and aspirations, we want to help it get the recognition it deserves! When you submit to Brighton Rocks, we pledge that your film will be reviewed by professionals with TLC. Our primary concern is how best to curate and screen your work.
The 6th Annual Festival is scheduled for 21 - 25 June 2023. In addition to multiple screenings, attendees will enjoy talks, networking sessions and the chance to socialise with fellow filmmakers in Brighton. Our principal venue, RIALTO, is a former Gothic Chapel in the heart of Brighton that is now a bohemian and stylish theatre. It boasts a 90 seat auditorium, beautiful art deco bar and labyrinth of corridors, making it the perfect place to get your creative juices flowing.
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS will be notified throughout the year.
The SCREENING SCHEDULE will be published on 2 June 2023 (or earlier).
WINNERS will be revealed at the Festival 21 - 25 June 2023.
Brighton Rocks' 5th Festival (22-24 July 2022) screened 125 films to an audience of more than 500 attendees and received funding and support from the British Film Institute (BFI). Our Guests of Honour included the director Ben Wheatley, the actor & director Gareth Tunley and screenwriter William Nichols.
Please see www.rocksfestivals.com/briff for more information.
FYI, ROCKS FESTIVALS comprises of BRIGHTON ROCKS, HASTINGS ROCKS (filmfreeway.com/hastingsrocks) & LONDON ROCKS (www.filmfreeway.com/lriff) with screening events throughout the year.
FYI, Brighton is a place like no other. It is . . .
• the most popular seaside destination in the UK.
• the setting of some of the UK’s best films, such as Brighton Rock and Quadrophenia.
• home to a thriving music, theatre and arts scene.
• home to the UK’s biggest LGBTQIA+ scene outside of London.
• represented by the UK’s only Green Member of Parliament.
• OFFICIAL SELECTIONS get a FESTIVAL SCREENING at Brighton's RIALTO on 21-25 June 2023.
• There will be RUNNERS-UPS & WINNERS in each submission category:
FEATURE FILM (FICTION)
• Additional Awards for:
MISE EN SCENE
PERFORMANCE (3 awards)
WINNERS at the festival 21-25 June 2023.
*NB. Brighton Rocks screens all OFFICIAL SELECTIONS!*
BRIGHTON ROCKS accepts narrative, documentary and experimental films, music videos, micro, short and feature films.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
All films must be in English or have English subtitles.
Productions must have been completed after 1 January 2019.
There is no limit on the number of submissions.
All films must have an online screener.
Filmmakers retain the rights to their films.
Filmmakers are responsible for acquiring copyrights, licenses and releases for media used in their films.
By submitting their film, filmmakers gives Brighton Rocks the right to post their posters, trailers, website and social media links on our website.
Brighton Rocks reserves the right to move films into categories different from the one(s) submitted to.
RULES REGARDING CATEGORY SUBMISSIONS
"Made in Brighton" - at least 2 scenes must be set/filmed in Brighton. All genres eligible.
"Micro Budget Film" requires a production budget of less than £1000.
"Micro Movies" must have a runtime of less than 4 minutes, including credits.
"Student Films" must have at least 2 crew members in full-time education.