Now in our eighth 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 2022, 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 Comedy Script to Screen.
Best Short Documentary
Best Music Video Award
Best Earl's Short Award - Locally made film funded by Film Earl’s Court/ECIFF 2022
Producer's Choice Award

☆Each category winner will receive a cash prize and trophy.

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 ECFF 2022 in November if you are selected and you confirm you wish to be screened.
The early bird deadline is 31st May 2022 and will be charged £5.00.
Submissions between 1st June and 10th July 2022 will be charged £10.00 GBP
Submissions between 11th July and 12th August 2022 will be charged a nominal fee of £15.00 GBP
You will be notified if you have been selected for screening at ECIFF 2022 by 30th September.
Only one submission is allowed per filmmaker.
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.

Overall Rating
  • What a fantastic experience this London festival was. So much joy and fun. Amazing jury members and excellent communication from Caroline. Genuinely honoured and proud to win in such a great and special festival. Our film “Covid Love” won the award of the best international shortfilm. Absolutely worth submitting!

    December 2021
  • Craig Talbot

    Brilliant event, had a great time

    November 2021
  • Romano Pizzichini

    Run by the loveliest people, who have an infectious passion for film and conversations they can ignite. Was a pleasure to participate!

    November 2021
  • Louis Norton Selzer

    A lovely festival run by lovely people. Considered programming and great fun.

    November 2021
  • Jure Bušić

    Very nice festival and communication!

    November 2021