Now in our ninth year, ECIFF has become an annual fixture on the Earl’s Court cultural calendar. In previous festivals, we have shown film shorts to full capacity audiences at all venues, including the Gala and Awards evening, which has consistently attracted an audience of over 400 people.
Earl’s Court is an incredibly cinematic district with fantastic venues for screening films, and at this year’s Earl’s Court Film Festival in November 2023, an annual celebration of the short film genre, we will launch the outstanding work of emerging film makers to large audiences.
In the beginning we wanted to make films, so we approached emerging films makers from London Film School to tell their stories on our streets and so it all began….
Earl’s Court International Film Festival (ECIFF) continues to support film makers with grants, location and production office support, as well as accepting short film entries for screening at ECIFF in Earl’s Court’s wonderful cinematic venues.
Some of our Earl’s Court short films have been selected at other film festivals such as Tribeca, Sundance and BAFTA qualifying festivals and helped launch the careers of talented film makers across the globe.
We are open to short films from all genres. This includes drama, comedy, horror & sci-f, documentary, experimental, animation, music, viral and low-budget work.
Best International Submission Award
Best British Submission Award
First Film Award
Best Script to Screen
Best Short Documentary
Best Earl's Short Award - Locally made film funded by Film Earl’s Court/ECIFF 2023
The Festival is open to all forms of short film.
The maximum length is 12 minutes.
The film must have been made during the last two years.
We will not post your films on any online sites and will only screen at ECIFF 2023 in November if you are selected and you confirm you wish to be screened.
Only one submission is allowed per filmmaker.
We invite films by independent filmmakers; please only submit if you are part of the filmmaking team. Submissions from film distribution companies will not be considered.
No unfinished work or work in progress allowed.
If your film is selected we will contact you if another screening format is required.
A judging panel will decide the winners of the awards at our gala event. Our panel will be made up of respected professionals in film and the arts from the Earl's Court area.