Kingston Film Festival is a cultural organisation that celebrates and connects young talent and anyone interested in film. It brings creativity, passion and diversity into the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (London).

It manages to connect students from Kingston University - and young filmmakers - with industry professionals.

Founded by Kingston University Alumni in 2020 will launch its first online edition this September.


PLEASE read Rules & Terms below

Winners will be awarded by the jury and the audience. The winner of the online edition will have the chance to screen the film into next year festival taking place in Kingston Upon Thames.

At this moment, winners will only achieve the Laurel.

KINGSTON FILM FESTIVAL 1st Edition - 19-20th September 2020
Online edition

1. Kingston Film Festival is an event dedicated to short films and students works.

2. Each director/producer is allowed to submit ONLY ONE short film for each category. If more than one short film is submitted under the same name, we will have to disqualify all of them.

3. Kingston Film Festival will feature two categories: short film (all genre) and summer edition short film. It is not allowed to send the same film to both categories. If a film is submitted to both categories it will be disqualified.

4. The short films must be submitted in the English language. If the short film is in a different language, it must be subtitled in English.

5. Subscription and request of admission to the Festival have to be forwarded within the 1st of September 2020. Subscription does not mean admittance to the festival which is subordinated exclusively to the management of Kingston Film Festival

6. We recommend this format and size:
Format 16:9 / Codec h264 / Resolution 1920x 1080 / Extension Mp4/MOV

Admission request imply the full acceptance of this regulation. Festival’s management has the right of final decision on anything not specified in this regulation.

We do not guarantee that films will be selected for Kingston Film Festival, however we will notify all submitters, whether selected or not, by September 13, 2020.

Good luck!