IndieFlicks is the UK's monthly film festival, supporting the best up and coming filmmakers from around the world. IndieFlicks is continuously growing, currently hosting simultaneous screenings in Manchester, London & Sheffield on the first Monday of each month.

"They only pick the best films for their screenings so it's not only a great festival to enter, but a great film night to attend. I've enjoyed every film i've seen so far.”
Chris Cronin, Director.

How our monthly festival works…

Our Monthly Festival is a showcase of Short films from around the world, screening 50 minutes of short film in the first half, followed by our selected Feature Short in the second. We also host a Q&A with filmmakers able to attend and talks with local creatives.
At each event, two films will be selected to win either one of our awards:

The People’s Choice Award
The Directors Choice Award

Films included in the first half are nominated for our 'The People's Choice Award’; This is evidently voted for our audiences on the night and votes are calculated collectively from all of our venues.

In the second half of the night we host our 'Feature Short', one film no longer than 50 minutes. This is our headliner for the event. This film is awarded, ‘The Directors Choice Award’, one that our Judging panel felt deserves recognition.

"Not only is IndieFlicks a brilliant opportunity to network within the Manchester filmmaking community, it offers insight into short filmmaking approaches worldwide."
Martyn Ellis, Sound Engineer, Noise Four

An 'Official Selection' gratification and 2 x complimentary ticket awarded to each film selected on the night.


'IndieFlicks Peoples Choice' award.
'IndieFlicks Directors Choice' award.

(Each award is selected on the night of the screening)



All films must be submitted in a digital format.


We do not send out discount waivers or free entries.

|Review Policy|

We accept and review both UK & International films.
All films are viewed by IndieFlicks.
IndieFlicks will make the final decisions and notify filmmakers accordingly.
All decisions are final and feedback for individual films unavailable.


Foreign language films must be submitted with English subtitles.

|Terms of use|

By submitting, you hereby agree IndieFlicks may use your film & press pack material for promotional purposes.
All films officially selected shall be screened at all functioning venues without a screener fee applied.

Overall Rating
  • Nicholas Connor

    IndieFlicks is simply an incredible festival. Rarely have I been to a festival so welcoming and thoughtout. John and his team are truly fantastic, a sold out screening followed by a brilliant Q & A presented by Myles Mercer (that asked genuinely considered questions about the film). The fact that the festival films each Q and A for YouTube shows how much they care about the films/filmmaker, promoting them and archiving their appearance. I’ll be returning to IndieFlicks as an audience member and would definitely recommend submitting.

    March 2019
  • diana taylor

    This is a great festival and I was pleased that my film Masha and Dasha Two Hearts in One was selected.The festival is vibrant with good communication throughout. I will definitely be submitting to this festival again.

    November 2018
  • Stephanie Zari

    This was a great festival and we were honoured to have our film, Being Keegan, selected to screen in it's hometown of Liverpool as one of the Directors Choice selections. The festival is run well with some quality shorts!

    April 2018
  • Ian Morgan

    Awesome Festival! Thank you IndieFlicks Monthly International Film Festival, your communication throughout was top notch! Definitely worth entering future films :)

    April 2018
  • Rafael Valério

    One of the best experiences I had with a festival. Went to the Manchester screening. All the other films were so good, the venue is very nice and chill. The audience is really eclectic and just interested in watching shorts films and to discuss it with respect. Full house also, which is amazing. The Q&A went great, professional and relaxed at the same time. The team - John, Monica, Myles and everyone else - really took the time to make us feel welcomed, showed us the town, had lots of fun. Got to network a bit, and the whole night just really encourages you to keep making films. Don’t hesitate to submit your film and if you can go to one of the screening go for it! Very nice concept of different screenings at the same time. I can only hope the festival will keep growing, and to go back one day!!!

    February 2018