The Misty Moon International Film Festival is back again this Halloween, for another year of fantastic indie films and will be held on Saturday the 24th October 2020 at London's 'The Cinema Museum', a venue of significant cultural importance within England's capital city.

We are looking for short films of all genres to be submitted, but as it is near Halloween and our judges are made up of actors and industry professionals from well know horror films we would appreciate a smattering of short horrors as well.

The host of the festival this year is actress Suzanne Maddock who played WPC Cass Rickman in ITV's The Bill.

Celebrity judges include:
• Valerie Leon - Actor (Blood From The Mummy's Tomb, The Spy Who Loved Me)
• Linzi Drew - Actor ( An American Werewolf In London, Death Shock)
• Ben Peyton (The Bill)

With more judges to be announced...

Here is a link to a short promo video recorded by Henry D.C. Williams at the 1st Misty Moon International Film Festival:

There will be five awards, the audience award, the judge's award, The Fenella Fielding OBE Award, The Dudley Sutton Award and The Geoffrey Morriss Award. Each of the winners will receive an engraved trophy.

Each of the finalists will get a chance to meet the judging panel on the night.


Participation in The Misty Moon International Film Festival implies understanding and acceptance of the following Guidelines and Regulations.

Please note The Festival is not obliged to view entries received after the Submission Deadline. If your secure online link and/or password has changed and you do not inform us of the change, you risk your film not being previewed and considered for the festival.

The Misty Moon International Film Festival (“MMIFF” or “the Festival”) accepts submissions of films up to 25 minutes long.

Requirements for eligibility for 2020 selection:

• The film was completed after January 1, 2015.

• All applicable licenses and waivers of copyrights, moral rights, trademarks and other such intellectual property rights have been secured by the filmmaker(s)


• All applicable legal waivers have been obtained from all participants

• Exhibition print(s) will be complete and available for screening at The Cinema Museum in London on Saturday the 24th October, 2020.

• Exhibition print(s) must be made available on DVD or Blu-Ray. We do not have 3D capability.


Please do not change the link address or password. If you do, please notify us immediately or you risk your film not being previewed and thus considered for the festival. 

Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English.

The filmmakers are responsible for the accuracy of all submitted materials. The Festival accepts no liability in the event that its publications reproduce errors or omissions in submitted materials. All enclosures are mandatory and must be included for an entry to be complete.

Submission fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.


Preference will be given to submissions that have not been distributed/screened theatrically or broadcast on television prior to the 2020 Festival. All submissions are screened and evaluated by MMIFF Preview and Selection Committees. Their reports and decisions are final and confidential.

MMIFF Programmers make final selections and determine in which section they are presented. Designation of a selected film’s program category, exhibition date, time(s), and location is at the sole discretion of the Festival. In addition, the entrant grants MMIFF the right to exhibit the selected film twice during the Festival, in addition to daytime Press and Jury screenings (closed to the public).

Upon notification of selection, the entrant agrees to supply MMIFF with publicity materials and grants the Festival the right to utilise such materials for promotional purposes and to broadcast and/or screen clips.

The following is a list of materials required for each film ONCE accepted at the Festival:

• EPK (electronic press kit includes: synopsis, filmmaker bio etc..)

• Select promotional clips and/or film trailer

• (1) DVD or Blu-Ray, clean of watermarks and warnings for projection

• Maximum of 3 High resolution promo images

• Film website / social media page or trailer URL

Applicants will be notified by email regarding the results of the Festival’s selection process by 5th October, 2020.

Please do not contact the Programming Department regarding the status of your submission before that date.

Upon invitation, participants will be contacted via email by MMIFF with specific shipping instructions. Short films must arrive by the 17th October 2020. Incoming shipping costs are the sole responsibility of the participant unless otherwise negotiated. Invited films must be shipped pre-paid, with all the necessary commercial invoices and customs paid, with return (or next festival) shipping information including the name of your preferred courier company and your account number.

Accepted formats for exhibition:

• DVD, and/or Blu-Ray.

Packages should be clearly marked, “Without commercial value. Non pornographic. For cultural purposes only. On Loan From Country of Origin”.

Overall Rating
  • James Lawes

    What an awesome night. There was a great selection of really high quality short films and lovely judging panel. Our film Be Good picked up three awards which was a huge honour. The atmosphere was brilliant and we all really enjoyed ourselves. Thanks for having us!

    November 2019
  • This is a wonderful festival. Great communication, a fantastic venue at The Cinema Museum, with a very warm, welcoming atmosphere, and a great selection of films. It was a privilege to be included - thanks so much for selecting us.

    November 2019
  • Ree Merrill

    These guys were super kind and you can tell they love not only the art of filmmaking, but the filmmakers themselves.

    November 2019
  • Marnie Baxter

    This was a wonderful evening. Stuart and his team went out of their way to look after us, and the audience was packed with film lovers! Lots of great films, and especially exciting to have our film play at the prestigious Cinema Museum in Kennington.

    October 2019
  • Wasn't able to attend, but heard from my spies on the ground :) that it was a wonderful festival and a great venue. They were also incredibly supportive promotion wise on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you for screening Lunch Ladies!

    November 2018