Totally Local Lancaster, in collaboration with Cinemaitaliano, are proud to announce the first short film Award for Lancaster International Film Festival 2023 (LIFF).
LIFF will take place in Lancaster, UK, from 25th May till 28th May 2023.
To participate in the competition you will have to make a short film with a maximum duration of 15 minutes minimum.

The short films, of any genre (animation, documentary, fiction and more) will be submitted for judging to a group of experts, 3 in total.
The panel will choose the Best short film (prize for the best director) and the Panel special prize (this award could be given for one of the following reasons: best photography, best actor, best screenplay or best idea). The 2 winners will be invited Venice Film Festival 2023, 80th edition, guests of and Totally Local Lancaster which it will provide travel (only from EU zone), accommodation and press accreditation expenses for the entire duration of the festival (10 days).

In May 2023, on occasion of the Festa Italia in Lancaster, the screening of the short films will take place, the award ceremony and the awarding of the prizes.
In September 2023, the winners will participate in the 80th edition of the Venice Film Festival.

2 x Flights from (EU zone) to Venice and return
2 x 10 days accommodation in Venice during the 80th edition of Venezia Film Festival
2 x 10 days pass for the 80th edition of Venezia Film Festival
2X LIFF 2023 Awards trophy

Please upload your film via the FilmFreeway website.

Films and Digital marketing materials should be made available to be used for our marketing purposes asap.
Any conflicts of interest between filmmakers & the selection panel should be declared to the film festival organisers IMMEDIATELY.
I have read and accept the Rules and Terms of the LIFF. 
I will provide the festival with any additional information required pursuant to these Rules and Terms.
I authorise LIFF to exhibit my film if selected. I confirm that an exhibition copy will be made available in a required format for screening during the festival.
I certify that I hold all necessary rights for the submission of this film/video to LIFF and that all rights and clearances have been made. This film is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation.
By Agreeing to these Rules and Terms, I transfer to the LIFF the right to use excerpts of the submitted film, its stills, and trailers, for the purposes of publicity and marketing of the film at the festival, and for other non-commercial uses related to the promotion of the festival.