Holmlands, in partnership with Green Owl Films, are proud to launch the Four Seasons Film Festival - a new film festival for London - in a celebration of independent film, music, art and photography.

February 2018 will see our first ever film festival held at the historic Cadogan Hall in London, in a weekend that aims to showcase the full spectrum of human emotion in a series of groundbreaking and inspiring feature films that exemplify the moods of the annual seasons.

Our aim is to provide a platform for film makers and artists to showcase their work in a unique and engaging festival that offers guests a first class cultural experience.

Submissions will be categorised into seasons reflective of the following moods:

Spring: films about new beginnings, hope, freedom
Summer: films about joy, celebration, empowerment
Autumn: films about change, transition, difference
Winter: films about real life, truth, factual

We will screen a series of feature films and short films per day over Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th February, with live music performances, art and photography exhibits held in the atrium over the course of the festival.

Awards & Prizes

Awards will be available for each season, with nine awards available in total. We will be holding a special awards presentation evening on Monday 5th February, for film makers only, to announce and present the awards in a film makers only party. The full list of award categories are:

Four Seasons Spring Film Award
Four Seasons Summer Film Award
Four Seasons Autumn Film Award
Four Seasons Winter Film Award
Best of Festival Award
Audience Favourite Award
Best Short Award
Best Music Video Award

All awards will be selected by the Four Season Festival panel comprising of festival associates and sponsors, with the exception of the audience favourite award which will be voted for by event ticket holders via a ballot. All award decisions are final.. All awards must be collected in person.

Rules & Terms

To be eligible for the Four Seasons Film Festival  2018, your film must have been completed after 31st March 2016.

We have an open submission policy for all feature films, short films and music videos, they may have screened at other festivals and/or online. If your film has been screened at other festivals and/ or online you must state full details on where and when at the time of submission.

All Four Seasons Festival submissions must be completed and submitted via FilmFreeway. 

All the submissions for the Four Seasons Film Festival are to be paid via FilmFreeway. The submission fee is non-refundable.

All submissions are reviewed and selected based on creativity, authenticity, originality and independence. 

Holmlands will notify all submitting parties on 31 October 2017, in writing, if their film has been successful. Successful submissions will then be provided with important information about the festival, including your assigned screening time. Selected films MUST provide a Digital Cinema Package (DCP) including an HD MP4 version of your film   and a back-up Blu-ray.  Failure to provide the requested  materials may result in exclusion from the festival.