The Dorking Film Festival is a little film festival that shows films with a local flavour from Dorking, Surrey and the south-east of England. We’re also into independent films and world cinema.
Short films eligibility
-- UK Adult Shorts – director aged 19 years or older
-- UK Young Adult Shorts – director aged 18 years or younger or director in higher education.
-- Films should have been completed in 2018 or 2019.
-- Films should be under 30 minutes in duration.
-- Filmmakers for the UK categories should be resident in the United Kingdom.
-- Entries for the Adventure Shorts category can be made from filmmakers based anywhere.
-- All non-English language films should have English subtitles.
-- All rights, permissions and clearances must be obtained prior to submission in accordance with UK copyright laws.
-- A film should only be submitted in ONE category.
-- For the age-specific categories the director should be of the appropriate age at the time the film was completed.
-- Films should be submitted on DVD/Blu-ray or via FilmFreeway.
-- Films should be submitted with contact details (including email) and the running time of the film.
-- We are particularly interested in films made in Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent or Hampshire. If you have a link to one of these counties let us know in your submission.
-- Submitted films will not be returned since we don’t have the budget.
Fees: Entry fees depend on the category.
Short films fees
-- Entry is FREE to everyone who submits their film by post.
-- Entry is FREE for filmmakers aged 18 years or younger via FilmFreeway.
-- Entry is FREE for any filmmakers with links to Surrey via FilmFreeway. Contact us for the fee waiver code.
-- Entry is £10 via FilmFreeway.
Delivery address: DVD screeners with a completed entry form should be sent to the following address:
Dorking Film Festival
Ground Floor, Sollis House
20 Hook Road
Receipt of submission:
-- If you would like to receive confirmation that we have received your submission please indicate this on the submissions form.
Selection & screening:
-- Selection will be conducted by the Dorking Film Festival team.
-- Our word is final.
-- We aim to inform successful applicants by 20 December 2019.
-- Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted.