The London Fetish Film Festival consists of film screenings (selected through an international open call), live art, exhibitions and talks focused on the fetish culture. It aims to provide artists and audience with a context which showcases and promotes cinematic values, artwork, and artistic projects exploring fetish, kink, BDSM, erotic art, whilst encouraging and celebrating a collective reflection on freedom of expression.
Call for fetish films for the third edition of the LFFF.
This open call aims to celebrate the kink and fetish culture through the lenses of international filmmakers and artists, bringing together the old and the new generation.
Your film subject must be related to the themes addressed by the festival:
kink, fetish, BDSM, erotica, sexuality, sex-working, seen through a diverse range of stories and cinematic languages, ranging from drama to documentary, rampant camp comedy to arthouse experimental, mildly spicy to quite explicit.
All applicants are invited to approach the themes in the most creative, innovative, irreverent and thought-provoking way, unlocking taboos and stigmas about the fetish culture to a wider public.
The festival will also present live art, performances, exhibitions, talks, film premieres, Q&As, an awards ceremony and a final party.
Awards & Prizes
Best Feature / Documentary
Festival Directors' Choice
Best Sound Design
Best Music Video
Best Video Art
Best Kink Moment
Rules & Terms
• Your film subject must include or be related to the theme of the event, which is fetish, kink, BDSM, eroticism, sexuality, kink lifestyle, sex activism, etc. Selected films will tell a diverse range of stories, ranging from “documentary to narrative and drama, camp comedy to artsy experimental, mildly spicy to quite explicit — and everything in between”, always between consenting adults.”
• All genres will be considered for inclusion in the festival.
• Submit film online via FilmFreeway.
• Submissions will not be considered until we've received all elements of your entry, including preview materials, applicable payment and your signed agreement.
• All filmmakers and actors must be 18 years or older.
• Non-English films must be submitted with English subtitles.
• Each filmmaker can submit several projects, but each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry and fee.
• All entry fees are non-refundable.
• For each selected film it will be mandatory to supply:
- A photo of the director/s and three frames from the movie (minimum resolution of 300 dpi). Each photo must be named with the title of the movie followed by a sequential number (ex.: Title_1.jpg; Title_2.jpg).
- Promotional material (press book, pictures, posters), if available.
• The festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.
• The filmmaker certifies to have full rights. Producer will indemnify the organisers of the festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the festival or from claims by any third parties.
• The festival website is entitled to use any still for the promotion of both the film and the festival program.
• The festival holds discretion over the materials published in the catalogue.
• Screening program is entirely at the discretion of the festival management.
• Selected films cannot be withdrawn after July 1st 2020.
• By entering your film or video for consideration, you attest that you are legally authorised to submit the work to LFFF and that all necessary releases, licenses and records have been obtained with respect thereto. You shall indemnify and hold LFFF harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening rescheduling or cancellation, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. LFFF reserves the right to remove a work from festival consideration and/or programming for any reason or for no reason and shall not be liable for any refund or claims of any kind arising out of such removal. If your work is accepted, you expressly grant LFFF the non-exclusive right and license to exhibit and utilise your film/video as described in these festival rules.