The Creative Alliance is proud to bring our Independent Film Fête 2020.
The event will be a showcase and celebration of independent filmmaking.
Our event is more than just a film festival! It is an INDIE FILM FETE!
We take a holistic approach to the festival experience by providing our audience with :
SCREENINGS- We screen a diverse range of short films exploring unique narratives, with an emphasis on showcasing work from the BAME community
FILMMAKERS Q&A - A chance to learn and be inspired by the filmmakers and industry professionals in attendance.
CREATIVE STALLS- Before, after and during the breaks we offer our audience an opportunity to browse our small business stalls from all communities who focus on self-care, well being, and resources agencies.
Our screeners get a number of benefits from screening with us including:
*Promotion on all our social media platforms
*An exclusive screening venue
*An intimate Q&A with the audience to talk about their film and their journey in the industry.
*Access to the VIP area
*Networking opportunities with industry professionals
*Professional red carpet photos
*VIP Goodie Bag
To buy tickets to attend this event as an audience member, please visit:
#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. Our patrons Ellen Thomas and Greta Mendez have over 50 years of experience in the entertainment industry.
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 which is why we have our small stallholders in attendance to break the ice and enlighten you with their products and services.
Successful applicants will have their films screened at the exclusive Bernie Grants Arts centre which will be attended by industry professionals and promoted in many of the arts promotional materials.
It is with deep regret that we must inform you that the event on the 9th of May 2020 will be postponed. We will continue to accept film submissions and the judging process is going ahead as planned.
The world is going through a very uncertain period, and in light of the current pandemic COVID -19 threat, it is imperative to protect the health and well-being of the Creative Alliance community and the country as a whole. We have therefore decided to follow government advice and hold the final screening of selected films next year.
In light of this, we are happy to announce our new event date is 08th May 2021 where we look forward to celebrating your work and treating you at our exclusive event. Please be sure to keep a note of the new date and invite your friends along too.
Emma Thomas - BAFTA WINNER
Ronke Philips - ITV NEWSPRESNTER AND JOURNALIST
Charlotte Knowles- INDEPENDENT FILM TRUST
Shelina Permalloo- MASTER CHEIF WINNER
Dotun Adebayo- BBC RADIO LONDON
Peoples Choice Awards for each short film screening section. Audiences will be given forms to chose their favourite films from each section
The winners for each of the categories will receive a gift package after the festival and announced and promoted on all our social media platforms.
All accepted submissions will receive a VIP all-access pass to the event and 3 further discounted tickets for friends and family.
Accepted films will also receive 1 free entry for next year's festival.
Creative alliance thematically develop the screenings and provide an opportunity for festival attendees to vote for their personal favourite movie from the two short-length film screenings.
We will be providing special laurels and accolades for those films that win the People’s Choice Awards.
All genres are accepted with a maximum length of 15 minutes.
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 organizations.
2. Films that are made before 2016.
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).
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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.