Emerging Filmmakers Night (EFN) is a quarterly International Short Film Festival that showcases work by emerging talent.

> 4 seasonal live-streamed events per year, available globally.
> 2 awards given on the night, the CRITICS’ CHOICE and the AUDIENCE FAVOURITE
> Additional non- competitive screenings.
> A panel of highly accredited critics (Leeds Int. Film Festival, BBC, Genesis cinema)
> Live Q&As with the filmmakers.
> Audience interaction with questions & comments in real-time.
> Reaching over 3000 cinephiles per event from over 35 countries.

SUMMER/AUTUMN MEGA EDITION SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN!

*** We accept films of any genre and type: COMEDY, DRAMA, HORROR, ANIMATION, DOCUMENTARY, all are welcome***

*Submission discounts available to Gold Members and Students.

*Special 20% discount for those who have submitted before.
Email us at info@efnfestival.org to get your promo code.

*When you submit between 1st March and 12th March you get to attend an industry workshops for free. Email info@efnfestival.org for you free Industry Workshop ticket.

We value inclusivity, equal representation, and developing voices of emerging talent

Full details can be found in Categories and Fees.

***Critics’ Choice***

This award will be given to the film that our panel of business insiders, programmers and curators feel showcases outstanding talent.

The winning film gets:
• Feedback by the critics LIVE on the night!
• Final Draft is proud to support the EFN Film Festival and provide the winner with a copy of Final Draft 11! With Final Draft 11, you can brainstorm, visualise, report, tag, collaborate and customise your writing environment like never before.
•. One InkTip Script Listing promoting the script and the writer to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents. Producers have made more than 393 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.
• An annual membership with Shooting People
• Gold Membership at East London's Genesis Cinema for a month
• An exclusive video interview with myDylarama (official partner of Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival). The interview will be published online on MyDylarama.org.uk & on our EFN YouTube Channel.
• Video chat with the winning director on Film Fest Report's Filmmaker's Corner published on their IGTV channel.

***Audience Favourite***

We've always been very proud of our audience. The multi-discipline, film-loving bunch have always been engaged by and curious about the shorts we screen and the stories behind them. With this in mind, we're offering the audience a chance to reward the film they best connected with. Make no mistake though, our audience will be just as discerning as our panel of experts!

The winning film gets:
• An annual membership with Shooting People
• An exclusive video interview with myDylarama (official partner of Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival). The interview will be published online on MyDylarama.org.uk & on our EFN YouTube Channel.
• Video chat with the winning director on Film Fest Report's Filmmaker's Corner published on their IGTV channel.

All films must be no longer than 20 minutes and not older than 3 years.
Students using the Student discount rate must upload a copy of their student ID to their 'Files & Attachments' section located on their Project File page.

1 entry category per submission.
1 submission per filmmaker.
1 promo code per submission.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • J P

    The live screening event hosted by Emerging Filmmakers Night was superb and I am very grateful for them selecting one of my films to play in the official line up.

    The Team at EFN dedicated time to feeding back on each film and their comments were thought provoking and encouraging.

    Big up these lot, submit your film now and support support support!

    Best and thank you,
    Maka

    May 2021
  • Tiffany Tong

    It has been a great time with EFN-Emerging Filmmakers Night, such an honor to win the Critics' Choice Award, thank you so much! I do believe everyone enjoy the night and have a wonderful time.

    Will definitely remember how professional they were as a festival for my film and the experience I got. Can't wait to participate the next season of EFN Festival.

    May 2021
  • Jack Thomas-O'Brien

    A great little festival - warmly run and efficient. Recommend to anyone looking to get their film seen by a different audience...

    May 2021
  • Hannah Tookey

    I've had two of my shorts in different editions of EFN, and it's always such a good event. The digital version manages to connect filmmakers really well - it's the first online festival where I've genuinely felt like I'm at a festival watching alongside other people, and I haven't found that in any others yet.

    May 2021
  • Leah D

    EFN is an extremely welcoming festival; their support for emerging filmmakers is genuine, and their communication is excellent. Thank you for hosting our film with such hospitality!

    May 2021