Underneath the Floorboards is based in London's buzzing artistic area of Hackney.

For our 9th Edition we will be continue our online event, which will be screened for a month by our online platform: https://www.visualcontainer.tv/ which screens worldwide and got over ten thousand views last time around, and this time we're aiming for more.

Our showcase is open to artists and filmmakers from all around the world whose work has an experimental, non-linear narrative form. We want to see variety, whether it be experimental film, video art, visual art, digital art, experimental documentary or animation.

No bias, no prejudice, we don't care if you didn't study in the most prestigious art schools. We want to see unique work of an artistic nature, which creates its own language.

Our festival will once again be online, we will make sure to promote it to the corresponding community of filmmakers, promoters and visual artist, so we continue get the maximum of views possible.

Your work will be promoted through our network to engage with the largest possible audience to create an innovative platform where artists and audiences can come together.

laureates will be awarded for best work in each category: Experimental film, Video Art, Animation and Documentary.

. We don’t demand premier status.
. Films must be no longer than 40 minutes in length.
. Multiple entries are allowed.
. A complete separate submission form must be filled if submitting more than one movie.
. Submitted films may be utilised for promotional purposes by Underneath the Floorboards.
. Underneath the Floorboards does not provide refunds on submission fees.
. All films will be viewed without exception and all artists and filmmakers whose work is accepted will be notified via email and FilmFreeway at least a week before the event.

Underneath the Floorboards has the right to use still frames from submitted works to promote the Artist/Director and event on the website, TV Programs, visual art websites and event venues as well as social media. We also have the right to use a small segment of the work (less than 10%) to create a promotional trailer.

Overall Rating
  • Corina Andrian

    Lovely festival and team! Thank you for selecting us this year, it was great!

    April 2023
  • Jan Locus

    A wonderful and diverse selection of films. So glad and honoured to have been a part of it. Thank you Pablo for your great work.

    June 2021
  • Mary Trunk

    Genuine respect and support. I felt that my work was truly appreciated and understood. Thank you!

    May 2021
  • Mark Hewitt

    I was impressed by the quality and diversity of the material in the festival and touched that my quirky off-the-wall micro-offering should make the cut.

    November 2020
  • Sending my love! Thank you for great communication - wish I could have been there.

    June 2018