Submissions open now for Spring 2018 season of The London-X4-Seasonal Short Film Festival

The London X 4 - Seasonal Short Film Festival is a rolling festival that screens fantastic films in the creative heart of London, UK. It is curated by the same team that produces the annual London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival and the Asia South East-Short Film Festival. We started this festival to give our London audiences a chance to see more often a wider variety of great short films that are being produced around the world. We accept any genre from drama to action to horror to documentary to comedy to animation and we prize originality above all. We also concentrate more on the individual talents that go into making a successful film such as directing, script-writing, acting and production values.

We offer awards in these categories:
- Drama Short
- Action Short
- Comedy Short
- Documentary Short
- Animation Short
- Horror Short
- Music Video
- Experimental Short
- Sci-Fi/ Fantasy Short
&
- British Short Film
- North American Short Film
- European Short Film
- Student Short Film
- Longer Short Film (15 - 30 minutes)
- Shorter Short Film (under 2 minutes)

& for these skills
– Best Film Direction
– Best Film Script
– Best Film Female Performance
– Best Film Male Performance
– Best Film Production
– Best Film Originality

The directors of the festival are filmmakers and performers and have been involved in event promotion for over 15 years. It's a great pleasure to be able to screen rising talents and their work and to see audiences appreciate their output.

Our festival is held between two fantastic venues The Archivist arts venue and the Hackney Picturehouse, both of which are in the Hackney area of London, one of the most creative and dynamic areas of the UK if not Europe. Our audiences are a discerning and diverse group, many of who will be involved in the creative arts themselves. They are more open to newness and originality so we encourage the submitting of films with a unique sensibility. We also have a large database of production companies and talent agencies based in London who will be receiving free invitations to the festival to scout for upcoming talent.

The films will be judged by a panel of filmmakers, performers and creative people who know and love films. We are looking for dynamic scripts, direction and performances. Films that have a good rhythm and no dead spots. We look forward to seeing your efforts.

Our September 24th festival will also be a fundraiser for the blood cancer charity DKMS who we have worked with on previous occasions raising money and awareness for their incredibly important cause.

Awards & Prizes

- Drama Short
- Action Short
- Comedy Short
- Documentary Short
- Animation Short
- Horror Short
- Music Video
- Experimental Short
- Sci-Fi/ Fantasy Short
&
- British Short Film
- North American Short Film
- European Short Film
- Student Short Film
- Longer Short Film (15 - 30 minutes)
- Shorter Short Film (under 2 minutes

& for these skills
– Best Film Direction
– Best Film Script
– Best Film Female Performance
– Best Film Male Performance
– Best Film Production
– Best Film Originality

Rules & Terms

Rules & Terms

The London X4 Seasonal Short Film Festival's decision is final, and we cannot enter into discussion about films not accepted.

If your film is chosen to screen in competition, we will send you an acceptance email and request a digital transfer of your short film. The file must be received by the date stated in the acceptance email, or your film will not be screened.

London X4 Seasonal Short Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize for up to a year after the festival an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized for up to a year after the festival to commit the film for screening (including but not limited to multiple screenings in multiple U.K. and International locations), and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

By submitting your entry you consent to, and have obtained all necessary consents for (and agree to provide copies of the same on request), all or any part of the production being reproduced for up to a year after the festival by the Organizers and/or any other parties authorized by the Organizers and/or broadcast by a third party in any media (e.g. press, television, internet or telephone download), solely in relation to, and in support of, the Festival provided that, wherever reasonably possible, the author of the work is given appropriate notification and credit.*

*Please note that we will notify you if we intend to curate your work in programs outside of the festival screenings and you will be given the opportunity to opt out.

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    Pawel Son Ngo

    Great communication! Unfortunately we couldn't attend, but we are glad that our movie participated in this awesome event :)

    October 2017
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    Jeremy Warder

    I would highly recommend entering for this one. Rod the organiser is very friendly and champions films, which you wouldn't see in the mainstream. Most films pushed the boat out in some way or another. Hackney Picturehose was a great venue too.

    October 2017
    Londonx4 wab new square
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Jeremy. That's very kind of you. As we mentioned before we really enjoyed screening LOVEbox animation. The crowd were immediately impressed by your film I could tell. Really striking animation style :-)

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    Lewis Carter

    A great festival on all counts. I'll be recommending this one.

    September 2017
    Londonx4 wab new square
    Response from festival:

    Thanks a lot Lewis. Campfire Story was witty and clever and very well directed. Happy filmmaking

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    FEDERICO DURAN

    Great communication! Would have loved being there! Feels like the right place for shorts that dare to look somewhere else!

    July 2017
    Londonx4 wab new square
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Federico. Would've been great to meet you. Very original and evocative film by the way. :)

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    Neagle & Samad

    An eclectic mix of films!

    July 2017
    Londonx4 wab new square
    Response from festival:

    Many thanks Natalie. Variety is the spice of life and deep frying is the spice of Scotland. Happy filmmaking. :)