Welcome to Greenwich Film Festival!
An event of networking, screenings, and awards in the heart of the beautiful and historic town of Greenwich, London.
Countless films have been shot here, including Thor: The Dark World, The Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall, Les Misérables, and The King’s Speech to name but a few!
GFF is here to allow filmmakers and audiences to connect, create, and collaborate.
We're a film festival that celebrates and showcases shorts, animations, documentaries, moving image art and experimental work.
The festival aims to be as environmentally sustainable as possible, thus we are taking three key environmental pledges to make sure that during the event, we produce:
No plastic waste
No paper waste
No food waste
With this, we will be awarding an “Environmental Impact Awareness Award” to a filmmaker who is alerting audiences to the impact humans are having on our planet.
This will mean GFF will not be producing paper-based promotional or programming materials. All information will be disseminated digitally in order to reduce the environmental impact and waste produced by the physical event of the film festival.
Please note we will not be screening features, all media and art included in GFF will be under 40 minutes long.
GFF will also be giving out a cash prize and awards during the festival, see the Awards and Prizes section below. We want to do this in order to support new talent and celebrate their hard work and ambitions.
Our programme and sponsors to be announced in due course - stay tuned for further exciting updates!
Environmental Impact Awareness Award
Emerging Filmmaker Award
Emerging Actor Award
Emerging Writer and Script Award
British Short Film
International Short Film
Technical Achievement Award
Music Video Award
Dance Film Award
Best Stunt Performer
Best Stunt Director
Best Animation Award
Best Student Film
Best Experimental Work
Best Production Design
Best Hair and Makeup
1. Submission Format
Films must be submitted via online screener.
2. Submission Eligibility
- All submissions must have been completed after 1 January 2021.
- Greenwich Film Festival does not require a London premiere for all films.
- Works-in-progress and films with distribution are accepted.
- All films not in the English language are required to have subtitles.
- Please note we will not be screening features, all art included in GFF will be under 40 minutes long.
3. Premiere Status
- Greenwich Film Festival does not require a London or United Kingdom premiere for all films and other submitted media. All films may have screened at other festivals.
4. Film Classification
All films screened during the Greenwich Film Festival receive an age rating that is decided by the British Board of Film Classification and/ or the Greenwich Film Festival programming team.
5. Submission Fee
All FilmFreeway submissions for Greenwich Film Festival are to be paid by credit card or PayPal. The submission fee is non-refundable.
All shipping and postage costs, if the film is selected for the Festival, for all DCPs and additional materials sent to and returned from Greenwich Film Festival must be borne by the submitting party. Greenwich Film Festival will not accept Cash On Delivery shipments. Greenwich Film Festival will not absorb any fees incurred in British customs. All charges must be pre-paid
7. Selection of Films
Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria:
- Production values
- Independence of the production
- Cinematography and Sound
Greenwich Film Festival endeavours to complete all selection procedures by October 2nd 2022 and inform all submitting parties, in writing, if their film has been successful or not after that time. Successful submissions will receive an email that will include important information on shipping relevant media to the Festival, press and publicity, guest accreditation, contact information and how to make the most of participating in the Festival.
9. Festival Screenings
Selected films MUST provide a Digital Cinema Package (DCP) or video file (.mov or .mp4).in order to be screened at the Greenwich Film Festival. The film title MUST be clearly labelled on the hard drive.
Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of Greenwich Film Festival. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, Greenwich Film Festival reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. Greenwich Film Festival will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling.
No film may be withdrawn from the festival programme after its selection.
GENERAL AGREEMENT OF PARTICIPATION IN GFF:
By submitting to the Greenwich Film Festival I confirm that I have read and accept the terms and regulations of GFF. I will provide the festival with any additional information required pursuant to these rules and regulations. I authorise the GFF to exhibit my film, and if selected, I confirm that an exhibition copy will be available in a required format for screening during the 2022 festival.
I certify that I hold all necessary rights for the submission of this film/video to the GFF and that all rights and clearances have been made. This film is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation. I hold GFF harmless from damage to, or loss of any or all materials en route to, from or otherwise at the festival. I assume all legal responsibilities therein.
By Agreeing to these terms, I transfer to GFF the right to use excerpts of the submitted film, its stills, and trailers, for the purposes of publicity and marketing of the film at the 2022 festival, and for other non-commercial uses related to the promotion of the 2022 festival. I hereby agree to indemnify GFF, in the event that such rights have not been properly transferred.