Now in our tenth edition, 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 2024, an annual celebration of the short film genre, we will launch the outstanding work of emerging filmmakers 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 filmmakers 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 filmmakers across the globe.

We are open to short films from all genres. This includes drama, comedy, horror & sci-fi, documentary, experimental, animation, music, viral and low-budget work.

Best International Short
Best British Short
Best Short Documentary
Best Animation
Producer's Choice
Best Comedy
Social Purpose Film Award

The Festival is open to all forms of short film.
The maximum length is 15 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 2024 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 is 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 the industry.

Overall Rating
  • Tyrese Shipp

    What a wonderful festival. Very professional and yet personable. Amazing to see every venue sold out, true film fans come to watch your work. The judges are of a very high calibre and Caroline and the rest of the team are wonderful. This is the first of many more entries to this festival!

    November 2023
  • Juliet Campfens

    Thank you for selecting my animated short Snail Away! Unfortunately I couldn't attend. Received a thank you email after the festival ended, which made me feel included. Thank you!

    November 2023
  • Rachel Fowler

    this is a terrific festival, loads of networking opportunities, great films and wonderful parties. HIGHLY recommend!!!!!

    November 2023
  • Sean Alexander Carney

    Earl’s Court International Film Festival screened my film, Remembering Nearfield (a film about Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS), a disability caused by man-made electromagnetic radiation), at the Soho Screening Rooms in London and I attended the Gala at the impressive venue, St Cuthbert’s Church. I enjoyed the whole experience, characterised by excellent communications, opportunities and, I must admit, atmosphere. It was a special event and it was a great pleasure to speak to some of the great people who made it all possible. A very warm thanks to the Earl’s Court team for an excellent event. Highly recommended.

    November 2023
  • George Baylis

    Amazing festival which I loved to attended and be part of. Huge thankyou to Caroline and film earls court for giving my film an opportunity and amazing night and award.

    March 2023