The London Rolling Film Festival is an ever-evolving, dynamic event. It serves as a platform to display the work of gifted filmmakers and facilitates their interaction with key industry figures, including distributors, investors, producers, directors, and actors. The festival also connects participants with professionals from related fields like makeup artistry, fashion design, and journalism.

Our festival upholds a unique tradition with the Audience Award, where the cash prize is directly funded by audience donations.

This complements our range of professional awards judged by industry experts:

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 15 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.


Festival Passes for Filmmakers:
Each filmmaker selected for a screening at our festival will receive one complimentary festival pass. Additional passes may be granted at our discretion. These passes provide free access to all screenings and talks during the festival.

Screening Package Submission:
Please ensure your screening package reaches us by 21 July 2024. Our venue mandates a Digital Cinema Package (DCP) and British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) certification for each film. If you require assistance with either the DCP or BBFC process, we are here to help. Prompt communication will enable us to provide the necessary support efficiently.

DCP should be either 1998x1080 FLAT or 2048x858 SCOPE, in 2K or 4K resolution, 24fps if possible, with either 5.1 mix or stereo audio. If delivering on a drive, it must be formatted as EXT3 or Exfat.

Shipping Costs and Responsibilities:
The cost of shipping DCPs and other materials to and from the festival must be covered by the filmmakers. Filmmakers attending the festival can collect their materials after their screening.

Address and Shipping Instructions:
The shipping address will be provided upon film selection. For DCP hard drives, all transport costs, including customs fees, insurance, and return freight, are the responsibility of the producer or their representative. Shipments must be prepaid and sent through services that bill all duties and taxes to the sender. For international shipments outside the European Single Market, ensure customs clearance and include three copies of customs documentation with the courier waybill. Assign a value not exceeding 10 euros or dollars to the package and label it as “No commercial value, for cultural purposes only”. Notify the festival via email with the film title, shipment date, method, and tracking number.

Rights and Publicity:
By submitting your film, you grant the London Rolling Film Festival nonexclusive rights to use footage, stills, titles, and information from the film, as well as your name, photograph, and likeness for publicity purposes before, during, and after the festival. We may use these materials for promotional activities across all media, including our website.

Material Handling:
Please do not send irreplaceable original media such as film prints, master tapes, or primary hard drives. The festival is not liable for lost or damaged materials.

Liability and Warranty:
By submitting, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the festival and its affiliates from any claims or damages. You warrant that you have full legal rights to submit the material and agree to all festival rules and guidelines.

Travel and Expenses:
Filmmakers attending the festival are responsible for their own travel and related expenses.

Overall Rating
  • James Hughes

    So well organised and a fantastic professional approach that makes each selected filmmaker feel like royalty. They go to great lengths to promote everyone selected, culminating in red carpet interviews and a cinema screening in one of the best cinemas in the U.K. A truly special film festival that you should attend even if you do not have a film showing. You meet creatives there that you will know for a long time.

    August 2023
  • Thank you, LRFF team. Being part of such a fantastic film festival, a lovely experience, with friendly communication and promptness, was an honour. Well-organised, also smooth technical handling was truly impressive. The film festival will constantly develop.

    August 2023
  • Do Over Movie

    Thank you London Rolling Film Festival ! They show big love for filmmakers and make them feel special. Brilliant festival! Thank you for having our film, DO OVER Selected and won Award. Enjoy being a part of the London Rolling Film Festival.. Thanks for the support and accepting us into your festival. The entire team was prompt, responsive, and incredibly kind. It was an honor to be selected and awarded and we will definitely be submitting again for future projects.

    August 2023
  • Nick Blair

    This was a great festival with a real filmmaker spirit. The event was full of passionate people all taking in the varied and creative projects. The team put on an excellent package full of screenings, talks and networking opportunities. Fully recommend this festival.

    May 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Nick, thank you so much for your kind words and the glowing 5-star review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great time at the London Rolling Film Festival and felt the genuine filmmaker spirit throughout the event. We value your recommendation and hope to welcome you back soon!

  • 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!!! ;)