Brighton Rocks International Film Festival (BRIFF) welcomes submissions for the 5th 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 5th Annual Festival is scheduled for 22-24 July 2022. In addition to multiple screenings, attendees will enjoy talks, networking sessions and the chance to socialise with fellow filmmakers in Brighton. Our 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.
FINALISTS will be announced on 26 June 2022.
WINNERS will be revealed ​at the Festival 22-24 July 2022.

Brighton Rocks' 4th Festival (23-25 July 2021) screened 125 films to an audience of more than 250 attendees.

Please see www.rocksfestivals.com/briff for more information.

FYI, ROCKS FESTIVALS comprises of BRIGHTON ROCKS, LONDON ROCKS (www.filmfreeway.com/lriff) & LOS ANGELES ROCKS (www.filmfreeway.com/losangelesrocks). We will share discount codes for our sister 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 LGBTQ 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 22-24 July 2022.
• There will be FINALISTS & WINNERS in each submission category:
ANIMATION
COMEDY
DOCUMENTARY (SHORT)
DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
DRAMA
EXPERIMENTAL FILM
FANTASY/HORROR/SCI-FI
FEATURE FILM (FICTION)
LGBTQ FILM
MICRO-BUDGET FILM
MICRO MOVIE
MUSIC VIDEO
STUDENT FILM
• Additional Awards for:
CINEMATOGRAPHY
DIRECTOR
EDITING
MISE EN SCENE
ORIGINAL SCORE
PERFORMANCE (3 awards)
SCREENPLAY
SOUND DESIGN
SPECIAL EFFECTS

FINALISTS will be announced on 24 June and WINNERS on 3 July. BEST FILM and all other awards will be revealed on 24 July at the Screening Event.

*NB. Brighton Rocks screens 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.
Production must have been completed after 1 January 2018.
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.​

Overall Rating
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Value
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Hospitality
Networking
  • Thomas Harman

    Was great to have FLUFFYPUNK screen for Brighton Rocks Film Festival this year. Really well run festival by people who love film. James is a great host and the festival was very welcoming.

    September 2021
  • SA Green

    I was so pleased to share my short and wish I could have attended in-person. Everyone was so very nice via email. Maybe next year!

    September 2021
  • Mel Orpen

    Thank you for the opportunity to share "Don't Let Go" with the Brighton Rocks film community!

    August 2021
  • We loved being a part of this festival and are proud to be an Honorable Mention -- what a great selection of films! Great communication and a lovely team!

    August 2021
  • Adam O'Keeffe

    Delighted to have been selected and a pleasure of a festival to deal with.

    August 2021