ECG Film Festival (Eurasian Creative Guild Film Festival) is a platform for the development of cinema of the Eurasian region. The aim of the festival is to promote Eurasian cinema in the English-speaking space and to acquaint Eurasian representatives of the film industry with professionals from all over the world. To acquaint the world with the works that personify the connection of the Eurasian countries and peoples. Show opportunities for collaboration, joint development and growth.

Despite its infancy, The ECG Eurasian Film Festival 2019 and 2020 gathered over 100 films from 24 different countries! Every year during the five days of the film festival, more than 1,500 people visit and were shown films from diverse locations such as Kazakhstan, Russia, Italy, Finland, USA, Belarus, Sweden, Germany, Iran, Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Canada and the UK.

To all participants for the film festival, it is a requirement for those submitting films to register as a Eurasian Guild Member. For those who are not, we have allocated a separate category “Competitor” for free (For those who are participating for the first time)
Please go to this site to register: http://www.1.eurasiancreativeguild.uk/registration/

In 2021, the ECG Film Festival will be held in London as part of the British Romford Film Festival!

Romford Film Festival is a stable, well-established festival that is attended by a large number of experts and residents of London, this association is the surest solution for attracting the maximum amount of attention of the press, viewers and experts to the Eurasian cinema.

The festival will feature such works as feature films, short films, animated films, documentaries, book trailers, screenplays, mobile video and music clips.

For many years, the Eurasian Creative Guild has supported and promoted filmmakers as part of Open Eurasia contest. Where the “video film” category has been awarded the Nemat Kelimbetov Prize for the best film based on literary works. Now the time has come for a standout film festival promoting the Eurasia film industry, exemplify their talents and their works throughout the world!

GRAND PRIX (BEST FEATURE FILM)

BEST SHORT FEATURE FILM

BEST ANIMATED FILM

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

BEST BOOK TRAILER

BEST SCREENPLAY ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE

BEST SCREENPLAY ON RUSSIAN LANGUAGE

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

BEST MOBILE VIDEO

Please be sure to read the terms and conditions before submitting your film:

-The ECG Film Festival accepts films from all over the world irrespective of length or genre, provided that the participant is a member of the Eurasian Creative Guild. This includes, but is not limited to: fiction, documentary and short films

-Feature submissions must not have previously been released in the UK on any format.

-The festival participant must be a member of the Eurasian Creative Guild. For those who are not, we have allocated a separate category “Competitor” for free (For those who are participating for the first time). A Guild member in this category can participate in a film festival, receive a Guild member certificate, can use the Guild logo and participate in Guild meetings. To become a member of the Guild register here: http://www.1.eurasiancreativeguild.uk/registration/
(If you are applying for a second year, you need to be an Individual member of the guild)

- All films in a language other than English must be subtitled or submitted with a script translated into English.

- Exploitation or pornographic films will not be accepted.

Submission format:
Films entered for selection must be submitted on-line only. PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLINE LINKS (OTHER THAN THE FilmFreeway ONLINE SCREENING PLATFORM) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

The ECG Film Festival reserve the right to use any material provided to us for marketing purposes. By submitting your application to the competition you confirm your consent to the screening of the film during the meetings of the Guild members.

Please note that shortlisted titles for each festival award will be selected ahead of the ECG Film Festival’s 2020 programme announcement, with all nominated filmmakers informed of their competition selection by 1 May 2021.

All enquiries on the above may be directed to info@eurasianfilmfestival.uk.

Applications for screening out-of-competition on a commercial basis are also accepted.

Any film submitted cannot withdraw for any circumstances once the film has reached us and been publicly announced.

Overall Rating
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  • Zaure Turekhanova

    I was happy to join Eurasian Creative Guild Film Festival as a contestant. I sent my debut screenplay The House of Silkworms via FilmFreeway platform. It was easy and comfortable to me. Later I became a winner in The Best Screenplay category. I was pleased with good organization of the Festival and communication with arrangers, my only regret is that I was not able to attend the event in person due to pandemic restrictions and closed borders. Therefore I didn't have an opportunity to communicate with other participants, market professionals and make a networking. However I wish success to the ECG Film Festival and persons who organized it.

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your feedback and participation in the contest, it's a pity that you could not come, we will be happy to meet you next year!
    We wish you new creative success.
    Yours Eurasian Creative Guild.

  • Michael Daniel Sagatis

    The Eurasian Film Festival was an exceptionally well organised and professionally run event. The organising team intensively marketed the event month prior to opening and the actual event took place within a modern cinema complex. The organisers worked alongside reliable partners who over the course of the festival, made genuine attempts to meet, discuss and give quality feedback to the film makers who were present and even online for those who could not attend. I throughly recommend submitting to this festival and attending in person. Thanking everyone at the team for all their assistance and wishing them every success in organising ongoing festivals!

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your feedback, we were glad that you were able to come to our film festival in person, and we hope to see you again next year.
    We wish you all the best and inspiration!
    Eurasian Creative Guild Team.