Canterbury this Internationally famous City is were we hold Canterbury Film Fest International, we will fill our venue with a wealth of talent from around the world. This is to provide our attendees with the best experience possible to grow and develop their film careers.

Our International Film Festival is all held in locations around the City, All of the screenings, workshops, meetings, networking, industry professionals, Awards Night and hotel rooms are all very close together, my team and I will always be there daily, supporting you and your project from before the Festival starts to the closing ceremony. we won’t be hard to find, or difficult to locate, I know how important it is for Festival organisers to be on hand and to supply that all important personal touch. How do we know, We know because we already have huge experience after 19 years in running our other Film Festivals and from that we also know how to make it a better experience for you. With us.

Independent filmmakers and creatives face many challenges; the large competition for viewers’ attention, finding funding and getting a distributor can only be overcome by the industry coming together and creating opportunities for those who need and deserve it. Our Festival’s aim are to create an opportunity for filmmakers to show their work to the right audience at our intimate and relaxing events, and get one step closer to success by receiving recognition for their art.

Year after year we are praised by filmmakers for the opportunities that unlock upon entering and participating in our festival. Workshops, guest speakers, film premieres, financing talks, director Q&As, film screenings, networking events, industry professional panels and the chance to socialise with like-minded people will undoubtedly aid in future filmmaking ventures. This is perfect for either an individual seeking funding for an unproduced screenplay or a finished production seeking distribution - we are able to cater to all. All of this is neatly wrapped in a few days showcasing films that concludes with our spectacular awards ceremony gala dinner, where the winners from each of our categories walk away with a prestigious Film Festival trophy award, in recognition of filmmakers' talents and achievements.

We have built a small by exceptional network and industry experts who offer invaluable business and commercial advice. In many past scenarios, our attending experts have distributed countless films into international marketplaces. We have the people and skills in our professional team to make this happen.

We can create a ripple effect for your movie to be seen around the world - it all starts here by entering today.

Awarded for Excellence in film making

The Canterbury International Film Festival, is a great festival for networking, for screening for industry professionals to be on hand, feel free to meet free of charge industry professionals talk about your film, or how to get a script produced, if they can help they will, a international Film Festival that has as its objective the promotion of cinematographic art by presenting films of quality and entertainment. The Canterbury International Film Festival is an annual event based in the City of Canterbury it is possible that each film nominated may be presented more than once.

Feature films, documentaries and short subjects of any genre on video and DVD are selected by invitation from entries to the festival.

Entries must have been produced within the last four years. All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English,

The Canterbury International Film Festival reserves the right to use excerpts from submitted work for promotional purposes only . If your submission is officially selected, the festival may screen your film as part of their activities to assist in the sale of your movie for up to 12 months after the festival date

The Festival is open to the public as well as attending distribution and sales professionals. We work with a number of accredited national and international press working with the screening venues in Canterbury , we have TV buyers and film buyers and distributors also attending, you will if your film is nominated have one to one meetings if you wish to talk business on your movie.

Official or professional national organisations and individuals may submit feature and short films to the Festival. Films submitted for pre-selection should arrive no later than 20th august 2024 and must be shipped as per instructions above. All shipping costs of films must be borne by the sender. Please note: it is not possible for us to return any DVD or tapes, but can be collected by you at the festival... It is the International Film Festival's policy not to offer comments and reasons for films not selected for the programe.

By submitting your film you are agreeing to the Canterbury International Film Festival screening your film during the Festival and using your film for promotional purposes, as well as all the above regulations.

Overall Rating
  • Rashad Haughton

    Thank you for selecting and awarding Half Samurai. Fantastic festival. Truly honored.

    November 2023
  • We have submitted to International Filmmakers festival for years. And "Rose to crown" we submitted to this and was selected. We are happy6 to be part of this year's event.

    November 2023
  • Yongjin Yoon

    Awesome, I am very happy and honored to win Canterbury FFI . I wish for the great development of your film festival. Thank you.

    February 2022
  • Shomshuklla Das

    This is an exceptional time, when the whole world is suffering in pandemic, but in this circumstances, the festival has shown extraordinary efforts to conduct this festival so wonderfully. It's a great group of film festivals where they have the ability to identify good work and encourage independent film directors like me to grow and evolve. I am absolutely greatfull to be able to be part of this journey.

    February 2022