IMA Film Festival is a part of a three-day multidisciplinary arts festival based in Birmingham. Our aim is to provide a platform for emerging artists to celebrate their creativity and meet other creatives alike.
We want to celebrate local filmmakers by showcasing their work to a packed out audience on the big screen. Submissions should be no longer than 20 minutes and will be displayed on a cinema screen in Birmingham. We are looking for imaginative and engaging films from a diverse range of filmmakers bringing their essence to the screen. – This is your moment, own it!
Our aim is to put the festive back into Festival!
Entrants are competing for their chance to be featured in the screening. Unfortunately, no prizes are available - It's a celebration, not a competition.
We are looking for imaginative and engaging films from a diverse range of filmmakers bringing their essence to the screen. – This is your moment, own it!
Duration: Films MUST be no longer than 20 minutes (excluding credits).
Premiere status: No Premiere status required.
Rights: We require films to have all necessary rights and releases secured before submission. (Yes, this includes music!)
Free to view: We only select films that are free for audiences to view.
Download permissions: In order to be considered for the festival, please enable 'festival downloads' in your films privacy settings.
Refund policy: Unfortunately we are unable to refund submission fees once you have submitted your film. Please make absolutely sure you are ready to submit your film before doing so.
As with other festivals, submission fees are paid for your film to be considered. Submission does not guarantee that you will be accepted. If your film is not accepted, your submission fee is non-refundable.
If your Film is selected, we may contact you for a brief synopsis to include in the festival program.
Closing dates for entries is Sunday 16th April.
All applicants will be notified by Sunday 23rd April.