Welcome to Castaway Film Festival!

We are welcoming filmmakers from across Yorkshire to submit their short films to our 'Made in Yorkshire' and 'Youth in Yorkshire' online events. All. filmmakers will also be invited to a special industry panel zoom event and awards ceremony to find out if your film has won an award!

Shortlisted films from across the region will go live on our website on the 16th and 17th July where you will be able to vote for your favourite film.

“Made in Yorkshire”

Submissions open to share their work made in Yorkshire or by Filmmakers with a connection to Yorkshire.
As we are an accessible arts organisation, we would love to see films celebrating and exploring neorodiversity, however this isn’t essential.

Films must be 20 minutes or under.
We allow films of all genres with no age restriction.
We do not tolerate offensive or hateful material.

Awards:
Audience Vote
Judges Vote

“Youth in Yorkshire”

Submissions open to under 25 year olds to share their work made in Yorkshire or by Young Filmmakers and youth groups with a connection to Yorkshire.
As we are an accessible arts organisation, we would love to see films celebrating and exploring neorodiversity, however this isn’t essential.

Films must be 20 minutes or under.
Films must not include foul language, violence or anything offensive or inappropriate for under 15s.

Awards:


Audience Vote
Judges Vote

All films submitted must be no longer than 20 minutes. All films must be made in the Yorkshire region in the U.K. and/or the filmmaker must have a significant connection to Yorkshire.

Deadline for submissions is Monday 5th July 2021.

Filmmakers of shortlisted films will be contacted from Friday 9th July.

Have a question? Contact Katie at ksunlaycastaway@gmail.com

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  • Lucy Hilton-Jones

    Such a lovely festival to be a part of! A welcoming team and brilliant guests for the Q&A. A big recommendation for any filmmakers in/from Yorkshire.

    July 2021
  • Lovely Festival for a great cause. Thankyou for giving My film Hello Frisco a special mention in the youth category. Hope to enter again next year

    July 2021
  • Danny Allen

    Fantastic little festival, a great program of events.

    July 2021
  • Andrew Ball-Shaw

    Great film festival set in Goole, I'm very thankful for having the films Overdue and CATVID-19 being selected over two separate events, consecutive years. Where the first of the two (2019) I had the pleasure of being able to attend a really welcoming, entertaining, and socially pleasing event. Great hosts, and very supportive towards filmmakers and their projects!
    With the second year (2020), affected by the pandemic, it was still an incredible and amazing effort that Cataway Goole put into their online adapted version of the festival, again the same welcoming, social, and supportive traits were clear to see, and with a nice selection of entertaining films available to watch.

    Looking forward to future events, I would encourage others to submit your film projects to Castaway Film festival.

    October 2020