Loch Ness Film Festival is a small grassroots film festival run as a scottish charity by volunteers that screen entertaining shorts films that are under 15 minutes over a weekend at the end of July each year and we also host a FREE ENTRY fun guerrilla style filmmaking afternoon aimed at children age 5-12 titled Zombies vs Superheroes.

We aim to screen the best shorts we receive either from our own backyard of the Highlands in Scotland to the other side of the world from budget to no budget.

We do not host any awards ceremonies during the festival but for the first time in 2015 we awarded titles of Best Short Film, Microshort for shorts 5 minutes and under and comedy and the awards were selected by Scottish Movie news and review site MovieScramble, you can find more news and reviews at www.moviescramble.co.uk.

The selected films will be shortlisted on our website and social media in mid to late June with the winners announced live after our Saturday night block of shorts and announced later on our social media sites with prized being large and small badges given to the winners to wear or place of their choosing.


Short Films 15 minutes and under and half price discount for films 2 minutes and under
Deadline for short films is 29th of May 2019
If no submission fee has been paid your short film submitted
will not be watched or considered
We aim to get back in touch with all submitted filmmakers by start of June
to let them know if we are screening their film in July.

Overall Rating
  • Joseph Teague

    Our writer/producer Ruth Tapp had a great time at this lovely festival and we’re very pleased and proud to have been selected and screened.

    August 2019
  • Keith Large

    We had the pleasure of attending this fantastic festival. The festival organizers are so friendly and welcoming. The venue where the final night's films are screened is first class. A giant screen in a comfortable theatre setting. One of the best festivals we have ever attended. Films are top quality, which among many other wonderful attributes about this festival, makes it a must visit event.
    Keith Large, Producer, 'Guilty Bunch of Flowers'

    August 2019
  • Communication is great, a well varied amount of films from different backgrounds and genres. Good attention to detail, and makes the festival feel very personal to the filmmaker.

    July 2019
  • Gavin Hopkins

    Really well-organised festival! It was a pleasure to play at somewhere a little closer to home and give a Scottish audience a chance to see our wee film.

    January 2019
  • Great festival. Good communication. Really do their best to promote independent film.

    August 2018