We are looking for short films, documentaries, animations, experimental and music videos on:

- The Environment
- Winter
- Christmas
- Human Rights
- Animal Welfare

Please DO NOT submit your film if it doesn't follow one of those themes.

Please note that we are predominantly a TV festival!

Inheritance is an environmental festival which takes place three times a year: Spring, Summer and Winter. Our aim is to educate, inspire and raise awareness of contemporary environmental issues, and to showcase the work of independent filmmakers from all over the globe.

Our TV festival will be screened on Latest TV in Brighton, Northern Visions in Belfast and Sheffield Live! in Sheffield, and livestreamed on the channels' websites. If your film is selected, it will be seen by thousands more than at a conventional film festival!

Please ensure you have all the rights to your film (including music) before submitting.

Please note, as we are independent, not-for-profit, community channels, we are unable to offer broadcasting fees.

The Inheritance Festival does not have premiere status requirements.

Inheritance reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any projects submitted. If accepted, you must be able to provide the festival with a downloadable export of your film, as well as at least one high-quality still image for promotional purposes.

For purposes of submission, all films must be submitted as online screeners through FilmFreeway. Submitted films must be complete. Works-in-progress will not be accepted. All material in your film must be your own original work - you must have the rights to all images, music, and on-screen talent featured in your film. Films that do not adhere to copyright laws will be disqualified.

By submitting your film, you acknowledge that you are giving permission to Inheritance to broadcast your film on local television channels in the U.K. and Northern Ireland during the duration of the festival, and to utilize still images and trailers from your film for non-commercial use in promoting the event. Submission of your film also indicates consent to the copyright agreement below.


I state that I am authorized to submit this film to Inheritance for consideration, and have read, understood, and agree to all the requirements. I hereby release the Festival from all responsibility for loss of or damage to submitted materials. As this is a competitive festival, I understand there are no guarantees that my film will be accepted for screening. Entry materials will not be returned.

I agree that I have secured all necessary rights for both picture and sound, and exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any rights including, but not limited to music, images, and content.

Overall Rating
  • Mohammad KakaeNezhad

    I am happy that my animation "That Cold Winter" was accepted into this festival and I hope it will be judged fairly

    January 2024
  • Larry Cowan

    Well organised Community TV Festival.The orgianser Deborah was really helpful, friendly, organised and easy to communicate with. It was a great festival to be part of.

    January 2024
  • It was an honor to be a part of the Summer Edition of Inheritance - The Environmental Film Festival with "Las Nogas". Communication and organization throughout the festival was very good, professional and delightful. Festival Programmer Deborah Espect puts a lot of thought and passion into the programming which always results in an outstanding and diverse selection of meaningful environmental films.

    January 2024
  • It was awesome experience! Great Festival!

    October 2023
  • Robert Menefee

    Thank you for selecting my film “Climate Emergency.” This is a great honor and is very encouraging.

    September 2023