The London Rolling Film Festival is a a vibrant event in constant evolution. We showcase talented filmmakers and put them in contacts with industry professionals as actors, directors, producers, investors as well as make-up artists, fashion designers and journalists.

To keep it interesting (and fun) at each screening we will have a competition for Best Film, decided by popular vote at the end of the night, with the winner receiving a cash prize.

Category Awards will be also assigned by a jury of industry professionals:
Best Short Film (Jury Award) - Cash price: £500
Best Director
Best Performance
Best Music Score
Best Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Production Design
Best Make up and Hairstyling
Best Costume Design
Best Casting

1. Criteria for entry:
We are happy to show films that have been screened previously and will also consider screening music videos and internet series (individual episodes). Our only rules are:

Short Films:
1) Each film must be 12 minutes or under.**
2) Films will only be screened if the filmmakers are present.

Feature Film Corner:
1) Each film must be 80 minutes or over and must have a trailer.
2) The filmmakers must be present at the film night for a Q&A with the Festival audience.

2. Submission Format
Films must be submitted via FilmFreeway ONLY.
Only one version of the film will be reviewed by our programmers so only submit your film when it's ready.

3. Festival Screenings - for selected films ONLY
Selected films will be requested to provide a Digital Cinema Package (DCP) in order to be screened.
All foreign language films must have English subtitles.

4. Scheduling - for selected films ONLY
Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, we reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. The London Rolling Film Festival will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling.

Your fee is non-refundable. If your film does not match the criteria listed above and you still submit your film, we will not consider your film and will not refund your fee.

**Exceptions might be made but we highly recommend to keep your short films as short as possible.

Overall Rating
  • Theo Brown

    This was my first film festival experience, for my debut short Big Dog... Alida and the team have set the bar very high going forward! Was amazing to see the film on the big screen at Vue Piccadilly, with an enthusiastic audience. Will be submitting my future films here!

    August 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Theo! We loved having you and we can’t wait to watch your future films! Stay focused and keep rolling!!! ;)

  • Sarah Lawton

    It was a great experience attending and being part of London Rolling Film Festival. My 'Mothership' film won an award and it was an honour to be screened alongside some fantastic and innovative films in a great space and location. Well done Alida and team for organising a fabulous event which I would highly recommend!

    August 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Sarah, has been a pleasure having you!

  • Jake Balfour-Lynn

    A really well run festival. Alida was extremely helpful in making sure everything looked its best for the screening and there was a great attendance in a fantastic venue.

    August 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Many thanks for your fabulous review Jake! Looking forward to seeing your next projects. :)

  • Rickie O'Neill

    What a flawlessly run festival. It was an honour to be part of it. Thanks for everything.


    August 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Rickie for making it even more special!

  • Andrew McCann

    Could not of had a better experience with London Rolling Film Festival, brilliant selection of short films in the historic Vue Plaza Piccadilly. We cannot thank Alida and the team enough, for creating an incredible festival that not only let filmmakers see their work on the big screen but offered the best networking and pitching opportunities we have ever had the pleasure of being part of. This is a festival you should enter!

    August 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Aww, thank you Andrew for your spectacular review! Stay in touch! ...or like we love to say: Stay Focused and Keep ROLLING!