Hosted in London at the Nu Dawn in Well Street, the 3rd edition of the Celtic Mystery Short Movie Festival will screen short films from around the world with a theme on Fantasy, horror or paranormal tales.
Daily ticket fee for non submitters is 5 pounds and can be booked on eventbrite .
With films from your young and uprising directors and photography experts CMSM Festival welcomes a wide variety of memorable stories, accepting features from shorts to documentaries and animated works, offering an unforgettable opportunity for networking, celebrating, contemplating, and creating the future of storytelling.
The aim of the Festival is to encourage the rights of all attendees to access and experience the power of independent filmmaking, to promote Celtic culture, artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists without censorship.
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Officially selected films will be eligible to receive awards by category, as well as the “FENetwork Best of Best Award” (the ranking award for Best of Festival). Prizes will be awarded based on the film’s overall artistic, narrative, and technical quality.

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Fantasy ( Celtic Myth, legends, history)
Sci-fi (experimental, alternate universe reality)

Each official selection will be given two (2) Passes to attend the Celtic Mystery Short Movie Festival screenings and events. FENetwork plans to offer networking opportunities, workshops and panel discussions for fellow supporters of the arts community. Attendees representing officially selected films may also be asked to participate in panels and moderated Q&A sessions with the audience immediately following their film’s screening.

Accepted categories for entries are:
- Fantasy ( Celtic Myth, legends, history)
-Sci-fi (experimental, alternate universe reality)
Entries maybe in form of short movie, documentary or animation movie.
- Maximum duration time is 30 minutes (including credits).
- Only those films produced after September 1st of 2015 will be accepted.
- Short films may be submitted only as an online screener hosted by FilmFreeway or Vimeo.
-There are no limits to the number of entries a filmmaker may enter, but these have to be submitted separately.
- Only complete entries (including fee payment and screener) will be considered.
- Films previously submitted to the Celtic Mystery Film Festival are NOT eligible.
- Films that (a) have screened publicly in the London area, (b) have had a theatrical run in the UK prior to the Festival dates, (c) have aired on UK television prior to the Festival dates, or (d) are available for purchase in UK are NOT eligible.
- Previous screenings at other film festivals, as well as private, industry, and press screenings ARE eligible.
- All entries must be made in English or subtitled in English.
- Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry.
- Entrants are permitted to submit works-in-progress (i.e., without final color correction or sound mixing), but please note that the selecting committee will only consider the version submitted and the film has to be completed by October 5, 2017.
- Films produced, financed, or initiated by a major motion picture studio are not eligible for the competition.
- FENetwork LLC is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen items, including films in any medium, while en-route or in our possession, on or off of festival grounds
- Cash prizes and categories listed online are not set on exact figures and may vary.
-Filmmaker grants the CMSM Festival the right to use excerpts from the film including audio, video, names and images to promote the festival.

Overall Rating
  • Mitchell Slan

    This breaks my heart to give a festival this kind of review, but sadly; filmmakers need to know. I have never dealt with such a lack of communication. I never saw the promotion for the film and I always had to ask to be updated on what was going on.

    My biggest issue. We won two awards at the festival and we were deeply honored! They even reached out saying we would be contacted soon to receive our prize. Three weeks went by and I didn't hear anything, so I kindly sent an email following up. Another week went by and nothing. So I sent another thinking that they may have missed it, nothing. Another week goes by and my team member tried reaching them on facebook messenger. They read it and didn't respond. We just thought it was so rude. I wouldn't submit to them, the fee is high and you don't receive anything out of it. I don't even know if people watched the film since I never heard anything about it.

    December 2017
  • Very happy about their mission statement and genre. I communicated with them constantly.

    October 2016