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
Producer's Choice

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.

Overall Rating
  • 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
  • Heléna Antonio

    Beautiful Festival with very lovely people.
    The selection is brilliant and the level is high.
    Very happy to have been selected with our film ‘2020’, receiving a Special Mention. :)
    Will submit my next films!

    December 2022
  • Thomas McDonald

    Had a lovely time screening our film JIM with Earls Court, one of the most hospitable experience I've ever had at a festival. Would definitely recommend, and would love to screen with them again!

    December 2022
  • Askhat Shmanov

    It was an amazing festival. So honored to have had my film officially selected. The Gala Awards was an incredible event.
    One of the best values for money.

    November 2022
  • Keeley Walter

    This festival was absolutely wonderful on both events that my short film ‘The Unexpected Expectant Father’ got selected for. The final took place in this stunning elegant Cathedral in Earls Court which was breathtaking and just full of the most influential people in the Industry that also cared and took an interest.

    Caroline, the festivals director was so professional and informative every step of the way. This is one festival your film should not miss out on. It was a spectacular magical evening, thank you so much for this moment I loved every second.

    November 2022