IRL - In Real Life

This years motto is important in so many ways. with increasing use of technology, we want this years festival to highlight something real and outside the digital world of communication, gaming or virtual reality.

The pandemic caused us to rely on technology more than ever to stay connected but maybe we have lost a sense of reality through this. We hope this years Deep Fried Film Festival will allow film makers from around the world express their reality, their truth, through the medium of film making.

As ever, Deep Fried Film Festival will giving the opportunity to charities to host screenings to raise funds (anywhere in the world) and our online screenings will be raising money for the people of Ukraine.

in 2021, we launched our YouTube show, Pulled Focus, and will be inviting successful submissions to interview again this year.

Each film screened will receive audience feedback (which will be fed back to the film makers and will only be made public with permission.) At the end of the year we will announce the highest scoring films in each category.

We will of course be promoting and updating screenings as we go via social media, YouTube and our website.

Submitted through FilmFreeway in the past?

Contact with the name of your film title to receive your discount code for free entry. We will also be sending links to our new Deep Fried Film Festival Alumni Facebook page to all successful submissions so you can meet other film makers and build contacts within the industry.

There are awards - oh yes there are!!!
Audience votes from across the venues give us an average for each film and we award accordingly. No cash unfortunately however you do receive a Deep Fried Film award, promotion of your film and interview on Pulled Focus.

Films must be in English or Subtitled in English. Subtitles must be burnt onto video track - any submissions who fail to do so either upon entry or request at selection confirmation, will not be shown at venues.

No pornographic or illegal films.

Overall Rating
  • Jim Zounis

    It was such a great honor to have our short film selected to participate in the Deep Fried Film Festival, thank you all.

    October 2022
  • Joe Inchincoli

    Great to be part of your Festival. Regards from Turin - Italy

    October 2022
  • namratpal singh basra

    The festival is exceptionally great, the festival is very organised, the communication and engagement with film makers had no delays. My film was honoured to be selected and win the film festival. Unfortunately I missed the screening of my film which was on my birthday due to the fact I was camping but I managed to see few films which were great in their essence. I appreciate the effort of the film festival team to make this festival engaging to public during Covid lockdown. Thanks for this beautiful experience.

    February 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much! Feedback like this makes it so worthwhile and can`t wait to see what you enter for 2022!

  • Paul Blinkhorn

    A great festival to be a part of. Plenty of opportunities to engage with the audience and other filmmakers too. There was a genuine community feel to the who festival.

    October 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Paul :) you will have an email from us soon about 2022 festival

  • Thanks for selecting the Artwork.

    September 2021
    Response from festival:

    It was our pleasure :)