OUR UPCOMING LIVE EVENT will take place MARCH, 2025 at ETCETERA THEATRE in the city of London (UK).

FILM BUZZ FESTIVAL has been created to provide filmmakers & screenplay writers of diverse backgrounds and/or with diverse stories a place to showcase their voice to a large audience and help further their careers as an artist!

Whether a finalist or not, all officially selected filmmakers will be invited to join us at the FILM BUZZ FESTIVAL for screenings, networking, resources, collaboration, learning, partnerships, and for our official premieres and awards ceremony.

FILM BUZZ FESTIVAL selections will be judged and decided on by award-winning independent filmmakers working in the industry.

FILM BUZZ FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION recognises WELL-MADE FILMS, no matter the subject matter, genre, or artist's background. We are here to curate an evening of GREAT ENTERTAINMENT.

Trophies and laurels will be given to the best of the festival in a number of categories, as adjudicated by a celebrity panel. These will be presented at the event to those filmmakers who are able to attend.

Cash award and prizes will be given at our discretion, to be announced at a later date (subject to sponsorship, etc.)


BEST FILM BUZZ - awarded to the year's best film
SHORT BUZZ - awarded to the best film under 15 minutes
COMEDY BUZZ - awarded to the film that makes us laugh most
DIRECTOR BUZZ - awarded for the best direction of a film
ACTOR BUZZ - awarded to the best actor(s) in a film (gender non-specific)
CINEMATOGRAPHY BUZZ - awarded for the best camerawork and lighting
MUSIC BUZZ - awarded for best original music score
EDITING BUZZ - awarded to the film with the best editing
SCRIPT BUZZ - awarded to the best screenwriter(s)
GENRE BUZZ - awarded to the film that best exemplifies its genre ie. Sci-fi, Horror, Fantasy


1. FILM BUZZ FEST defines a short film as any film with a running time of 30 minutes or less. Any film longer than 30 minutes will not be considered.

2. FILM BUZZ assumes no propriety of the films selected to the festival. Applicants are free to apply and share their films anywhere at their pleasure.
All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway with a secure online screener.

3. By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film, including the rights to the music in the film.

4. Films that have had public or private screenings are eligible for submission to FILM BUZZ.

5. Films that have been previously submitted to FILM BUZZ can be re-submitted.

6. Filmmakers may submit multiple entries as long as each film is submitted with its own Entry Form, online screener and paid Entry Fee.

7. All applicants must complete the official festival submission form located on FilmFreeway.

8. FILM BUZZ reserves the right to disqualify any film submitted through these websites without refund of any application fees.

9. The applicant holds the sole responsibility of copyright clearance of any copyrighted material in the film. Films including unauthorised copyrighted material are ineligible.

10. Films not in English must be subtitled in English unless dialogue is minimal and not necessary for the comprehension of the Film.

11. All genres are welcome (narrative, animated, experimental, documentary or music video).

12. There is no minimum running time


1. Multiple versions of the same film will not be considered. Only the first submitted version of a film will be considered for FILM BUZZ.

2. Upon selection, applicants grant FILM BUZZ the right to share limited excerpts and screen captures from their film, including on the public internet, and on platforms such as Youtube, in the interest of mutual promotion of the festival and its participants.

3. If the submitted film does not play, FILM BUZZ staff will make an attempt to contact the applicant based on the contact information supplied at the time of submission in order to obtain a replacement. If a replacement is not available, FILM BUZZ reserves the right to disqualify the film without refunding the submission fees.

4. FILM BUZZ will attempt, but is under no obligation, to view a submission that arrives after the designated deadline without refund of the submission fee.

5. Submitted films that qualify based on the regulations and eligibility requirements stated here will be seen by FILM BUZZ programming staff and be considered equally with all other submissions.

6. FILM BUZZ reserves the right to disqualify any film for non-payment of the submission fee. FILM BUZZ will attempt to contact the applicant based on the contact information supplied at the time of submission in order to resolve non-payment status.

7. Applicants acknowledge that FILM BUZZ reserves the right to change the nature of screenings and events due to circumstances related to public health and welfare or at the direction of local or federal authorities. In such cases no submission refunds shall be issued.

8. FILM BUZZ is under no obligation to provide comments regarding submitted films to any applicant. The festival is not responsible for any internal comments obtained by the applicant regarding their film.

9. FILM BUZZ may also consider your script submission for production, and will contact you in due course with an offer of terms for collaboration.

Overall Rating
  • Keith Large

    Amazing festival. The standard of films is very high with a plethora of themes from submissions from all over the world. I can honestly say I enjoyed watching every film shown during the festival. The selection team absolutely nailed it. Also the atmosphere is very friendly and welcoming. So want to go back to next year’s festival.

    March 2024
  • Jonathan Phillips

    Had the pleasure of showing our film, The Swan with the Broken Lungs, at this festival recently and it was an absolute pleasure. Lovely little venue, friendly staff and they went above and beyond in putting out a collection box for Cystic Fibrosis, the subject matter of our film. Would highly recommend.

    March 2024
  • Kamran Mohammadi

    This is a wonderful and beautiful festival. Thank you for everything

    March 2023
  • Shafigheh Asani

    Thanks a lot . I am very happy that my film was on your festival

    March 2023
  • elaheh ghomeishi

    I'm glad that "Piece of Solitude" has won the Film Buzz animation category in your first festival on behalf of Iran.
    A festival that had the goal of supporting Iranian women this year, and this doubled my motivation to participate in this festival.

    March 2023