LONDON ROCKS (LRIFF), in the true spirit of the city of London, champions independent cinema that isn't afraid to push boundaries. Are you ready to rock London?
LONDON ROCKS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL was established out of a need for a platform for filmmakers to show bold, innovative and authentic films, created within the city of London and internationally. We believe that those making work, regardless of budget and background, should have the opportunity to showcase their films in an inclusive setting with an audience who are looking to participate with something truly new and exciting. Operating outside the confines of mainstream platforms, LONDON ROCKS programmes events in underground spaces in London and aims to showcase a selection of films and year-round special events into the future.
We are interested in fictional and documentary films, made by any means necessary, that challenge the boundaries of cinema in form and subject. In an industry where all too often, marginal voices are swept aside in favour of big budgets and polished productions, we celebrate passionate voices that engage with contemporary issues, compelling stories and experimental narratives.
LONDON ROCKS, along with its sister festivals BRIGHTON ROCKS (established 2017) and LOS ANGELES ROCKS, are young festivals with big ambition – to rank alongside the UK’s best festivals for indie cinema. If your film embodies our ideals and aspirations, we want to help it get the recognition it deserves.
For more information, check out the LRIFF Manifesto @ https://www.rocksfestivals.com/lriff-manifesto.html
• There will be one BEST SHORT FILM, one BEST FEATURE FILM (fiction) and one BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY.
• 15 Category Winners are given a FESTIVAL SCREENING. Selected RUNNERS-UP will also be screened.
BEST DOCUMENTARY (SHORT)
BEST DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
BEST FEATURE FILM
BEST LGBTQ+ FILM
BEST FILM MADE IN LONDON
BEST MICRO BUDGET FILM
BEST MICRO MOVIE
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
BEST STUDENT FILM
BEST SUPER 8 / 16mm FILM
• Additional Awards for:
*London Rocks screens ALL WINNING SHORT FILMS and as many RUNNERS-UP as possible.
RULES REGARDING CATEGORY SUBMISSIONS
"London Film" - at least 2 scenes must be set/filmed in London. All genres eligible.
"Micro Budget Films” means films produced for less than £1500 (including shoot & postproduction).
"Micro Movies" must have a run time of less than 4 minutes, including credits.
"Student Films" must have at least two production crew members in full-time education.