Broadstairs is famous for being near to London only 60 minutes on the fast train, and a great seaside location, this Internationally famous town is were we hold Broadstairs Film Fest International, we will fill our venue with a wealth of talent from around the world. This is to provide our attendees with the best experience possible to grow and develop their film careers.

Our International Film Festival is all held in locations around our town, All of the screenings, workshops, meetings, networking, industry professionals, Awards Night and hotel rooms are all very close together, my team and I will always be there daily, supporting you and your project from before the Festival starts to the closing ceremony. we won’t be hard to find, or difficult to locate, I know how important it is for Festival organisers to be on hand and to supply that all important personal touch. How do we know, We know because we already have huge experience after 17 years in running our other Film Festivals and from that we also know how to make it a better experience for you. With us.

Independent filmmakers and creatives face many challenges; the large competition for viewers’ attention, finding funding and getting a distributor can only be overcome by the industry coming together and creating opportunities for those who need and deserve it. Our Festival’s aim are to create an opportunity for filmmakers to show their work to the right audience at our intimate and relaxing events, and get one step closer to success by receiving recognition for their art.

Year after year we are praised by filmmakers for the opportunities that unlock upon entering and participating in our festival. Workshops, guest speakers, film premieres, financing talks, director Q&As, film screenings, networking events, industry professional panels and the chance to socialise with like-minded people will undoubtedly aid in future filmmaking ventures. This is perfect for either an individual seeking funding for an unproduced screenplay or a finished production seeking distribution - we are able to cater to all. All of this is neatly wrapped in a few days showcasing films that concludes with our spectacular awards ceremony gala dinner, where the winners from each of our categories walk away with a prestigious trophy award, in recognition of filmmakers' talents and achievements.

We have built a small by exceptional network and industry experts who offer invaluable business and commercial advice. In many past scenarios, our attending experts have distributed countless films into international marketplaces. We have the people and skills in our professional team to make this happen.

We can create a ripple effect for your movie to be seen around the world - it all starts here by entering today.

International Award celebrating Film

Broadstairs FFI has as its objective the promotion of cinematographic art by presenting films of quality and entertainment. The International Film Festival is held a few days in a town only an hour from London so as much business and fun can be done for filmmakers attending if they wish, an annual event based in the famous town of Broadstairs is just outside London, it is possible that each film nominated may be presented more than once.

Feature films, documentaries and short subjects of any genre on DVD, Blu Ray or Digital File are selected by invitation from entries to the festival,

Entries must have been produced within the last four years. All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English.

Broadstairs FFI reserves the right to use excerpts from submitted work for promotional purposes only. If your submission is officially selected, the festival may screen your film as part of their activities to assist in the sale of your movie for up to 12 months after the festival date.

The Festival is open to the public as well as attending distribution and sales professionals. We work with a number of accredited national and international press we have TV buyers and film buyers and distributors also attending, you will if your film is nominated have one to one meetings if you wish to talk business on your movie.

Official or professional national organisations and individuals may submit feature and short films to the Festival. Films submitted for pre-selection should arrive no later than 30th June 2023 and must be shipped as per instructions to our UK office 1 Carn Brea Cottage Bath Road Margate Kent England CT9 1SW. All shipping costs of films must be borne by the sender. Please note: it is not possible for us to return any DVD or tapes, but can be collected by you at the festival... Broadstairs Film Fest International policy not to offer comments and reasons for films not selected for the programme.

By submitting your film you are agreeing to the International Filmmaker festival of World Cinema Nice screening your film during the Festival and using your film for promotional purposes, as well as all the above regulations.

Overall Rating
  • Deborah Wright

    In a year when most festivals were still being held online because of the pandemic, the Broadstairs team planned an EXCEPTIONAL in-person festival and celebration of filmmakers being able to gather, once again, from around the world, to connect with each other and showcase their passion projects.

    Everything was planned and managed with the highest standards of excellence - from the venue, to the food, to the location, and to the events. Even the magazine was well done and really beautiful.

    Every person we interacted with was very helpful, kind and professional.

    Had we not been even nominated or won any awards, it was a privilege just to be included in such a high-caliber film festival. Even as I write this, I am at a loss of words to thank the judges properly for the great honor they bestowed upon us with the nominations and the awards for Best Documentary and Best Feature Documentary as well as The Science Award for "The Great Suppression: How Covid-19 Reignited the Fight for Life & Liberty".

    On behalf of the team, I want to thank Roy, Carl, Kaoru, and everyone who worked so hard to make the Broadstairs FFI festival so spectacular! We appreciate you caring so deeply about issues we are facing in our world and for honoring filmmakers who take on those issues!

    July 2022
  • I'm very thrilled to be part of this fantastic film festival and having won an award. It was a wonderful experience. Huge thanks!

    November 2021
  • Pankaja Brooke

    This was one of the most enjoyable festivals I've ever been to. Broadstairs is such a pretty little town, with sandy beaches, cliff walks, and charming buildings where Charles Dickens visited...It was so great to actually meet people from all over the world again, after so many months of zoom only meetings...Carl Tooney and his team, Adam, Roy, Kaoru...managed to make the empty Tesco's building where they showed the films welcoming and interesting. Amazing to have earphones which could be tuned to different colours for the soundtrack to each film...So they made one big space into 3 separate screening rooms...The Awards Dinner was in neighbouring Margate, in a very friendly and lively local restaurant. The only problem was too much food, so probably quite a lot was wasted! But it was a great chance to network and meet a whole table of Americans, who had flown in just for this festival. I stayed at the Albion Hotel in Broadstairs, along with several of the other film makers. A wonderful hotel, right on the seafront, where we could be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves! Altogether a very enjoyable and inspiring week - seeing some terrific films. And thanks for a couple of awards for 2 of my short films - Planting Trees in Tamil Nadu, and Black in Fashion. Feels great to have some acknowledgement.

    November 2021
  • Sena Tunali

    Great Festival !!! So happy to be part of it.
    Thank you.

    November 2021