The Creative Alliance is proud to bring our Independent Film Fête 2022

Last year's INDIE FILM FETE 21's festival was a raving success, with the UK's BEST diverse talent, showcasing short films exploring diverse narratives.

We are honoured to announce we have partnered with the BFI: A screening of selected films from Indie Film Fete 22, along with a Q&A with the filmmakers, will now be part of the LFF For Free programme at the BFI London Film Festival.

YES!!! THIS YOUR CHANCE to get your film screened as part of the biggest film festival in the UK at the prestigious Southbank centre. Getting your work seen by the right people!

The event will showcase and celebrate independent filmmaking, exploring diverse narratives across race, disability, neurodiversity, gender and LGBTQA+.

In September, successful applicants will have their films screened at our ONLINE #INDIEFILMFETE22 Festival. #Indiefilmfete pioneered this format during the lockdown in 2020-2021, drawing large international audiences and understanding the benefits of giving filmmakers global visibility. We have formulated this year's festival to provide the best of both worlds.

Hosting a physical event for THE WINNING FILMS to have their films PUBLICLY SCREENED with filmmakers Q&A as part of BFI'S LONDON FILM FESTIVAL, which will be attended by industry professionals and promoted in many of the arts promotional materials.

#IndieFilmFete has been created in partnership with Jess Collett, Kiriem Bello and Tolu Stedford. We are 3 businesswomen with backgrounds in acting, writing, producing, event planning and finance.

As filmmakers, we wanted to create an event that celebrates filmmakers on all levels making it a diverse and accessible event. We also wanted to make our event a fun and safe space for our audience to network, grow and be inspired.


Peoples Choice Awards (voted by the viewing audiences)
Judges Choice Awards

The winners for each category will have their film PUBLICLY SCREENED with a Q&A to showcase the filmmakers BFI London Film Festival AND announced and promoted on all our social media platforms.

Laurels will be awarded to all successful entries and winners.

All genres are accepted with a maximum length of 15 minutes.

Films exploring, LGBTQ+, Gender, Race, Equality, Disability, Identity, and neuro-diversity are preferred.

The films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English).

By submitting the film, the submitter agrees that:
1. Indie Short Fest can use trailer/teaser/film poster/stills or BTS for a promotional purpose (but do not release, under any form or circumstances, the full film)
2. Entry fees are non-refundable unless they are covered by the submission protection option, according to the FilmFreeway terms.
3. The submitter owns all the rights to the film.
4. The submitter cannot withdraw the submission after the official selection announcement.

Creative Alliance #IndieFilmFete does not accept the following:
1. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organisations.
2. Films that are made before 2018.
3. Films with a very poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, or video resolution less than 720p HD).

For student fees, it is mandatory the student status evidence (e.g copy of student card included in the project).

#IndiefilmeFete 2018-2022 © All Rights Reserved

Films must be submitted to Creative Alliance by the stated deadline
Please note that information given on the submission form may be used by Creative Alliance for publications.
Creative Alliance accepts no responsibility if the information provided is inaccurate.
Please note that submissions entered will NOT be returned or refunded.

Overall Rating
  • I have screened with the Creative Alliance a couple of times now and I have always had the best time. The team is super supportive and their screenings are fun and well organised. I would highly recommend submitting your films.

    October 2022
  • Smari Gunn

    Fantastic experience to be a part of this festival, great venue and a big turnout. The Creative Alliance team was very welcoming and supportive, the selection of films showed the desire to show the work of filmmakers wanting to say something with their films - and the work on show was at a high calibre.

    January 2022
  • Georgina Thompson

    Great festival! I won the people’s choice this year which was a lovely surprise! Kye and the team created a great festival and the standard of short films was insane! Would love to be part of it again! Thank you!

    October 2021
  • Alison Rayner

    One of the best festivals our film has been selected in. The organisers are helpful, friendly, generous and well-organised. The crowd was enthusiastic and receptive. There was a diverse range of inspiring short films on show. A great night, thank you!

    October 2021