A Festival of Filmmakers for Filmmakers & Film lovers -
Swindon IFF @ Swinge (Swindon Fringe) will run 3-4 days After Easter 2019, this year the Awards Ceremony will be in our venue?

We'll be based on the Balcony of the legendary MECA in the Heart of the town Centre Culture & Entertainment district.
We are pleased to be partnering with MECA again an Old Regent and Gaumont Cinema and Rudi's Bar and Kitchen next door an Art Deco Bar and meeting place.

For Swindon and District Film makers and our World twinned towns and cities (Salzgitter in Germany, Ocotal in Nicaragua, Torun in Poland and Disney World Florida!) entry is free however -
all are welcome.
We have several categories and awards. We are also showing one category of winner and runner up in a live performance event - Solo a film of a solo performance.
For Voucher Discount code (Fee waiver) contact Organisers with image of I.D. / Driving licence with address clearly visible.

Student discount and Youth film section (under 18).

Initially proudly part of Swindon Fringe (a live performance event run over a week ant many venues, now in its 8th year), we are now a sister event running separately but linked.

Please Note we have now exhausted our entry waivers please do not contact for Free entry (Excluding PQA Academies).
Discounts are available for previous entrants and we keep our fees low.

Best Film Feature (over 50 minutes)
Best Documentary Feature
Best Drama/Narrative Feature
Best Comedy Feature
Best Film Short (under 40 minutes)
Best Comedy Short
Best Drama Short
Best Documentary short
Best micro Short under 3 minutes
Best Youth film (under 18)
Best Student Film
Best Solo performance Short under 6 minutes
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Production Design
Best Cinematography
Best Sound design
Best score
Best Costume
Best Actor (Non gender specific)
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Music Video

Festival Favourite Film

Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English.

You must own the copyright or have permission from the author to submit the film.

We accept films produced ANY year.

We accept films already released in internet, we understand filmmakers NEED to promote their work.

Submission fee WON'T be refunded if you decide to withdraw your film from the festival whether your film is selected or not.

The Festival reserves the right to change, add or suppress awards according to the circumstances. The number of projects in our Official Selection and Special Mentions could also change in order to the amount of submissions received each year.

The Festival reserves the right to change the venue where the event takes place or the festival dates for reasons beyond our control.

The official exhibition formats for the festival are .mov/.mp4 file or Blu-ray. Once a film gains Official Selection a copy must be sent to us in order to be screened. The Blu-Ray copy won't be returned.

Overall Rating
  • Oakhill Productions

    Great communication! We would highly recommend!

    May 2018
  • Nuria Dixon

    I traveled all the way from Miami, Florida to attend. I saw amazing films and met amazing creatives. SWINDON you Rock!! I wouldn't mind submitting again.

    April 2018
  • Thank you to the Swindon Independent Film Fest for their hard work! And also I'd like to thank Doug for making this festival a great opportunity for filmmakers, and for the great communication. I am extremely happy that my film "Scandal" was semi-finalist :) and congratulation to all the winners!

    April 2018
  • For it's first year it was great. The enthusiasm from Doug and Billy the organisers was infectious and the selection of films we saw was really good. Audience's were decent and aside from a few communication issues there was little to complain about.

    April 2018
  • Santi Planet

    I wasn't able to attend the festival but the communication with Doug and Billy was perfect. My short film was screened and we could be in touch during the festival and through the social networks. Good job!

    April 2018