An Event perfect for Filmmakers, and Film lovers alike! The NFOC is a day-long celebration of Up-and-Coming/As-yet undiscovered Filmmakers and Creatives, and the Content that they have worked painstakingly to produce. This Event not only dedicates time to the Screening and Awarding of some of these Talents, but will also give them a rare chance to meet and network will fellow aspiring Creative Minds, as well as some already established names. The Festival and both its’ location and creation, were devised right here in the North-East. As we represent a generation of Filmmakers, often overlooked by the South-favouring mainstream of the Industry, we aim to give back to the hotbed of creativity the North truly is.


Best Short Film

Best Documentary

Best Animation

Best Cinematography

Best Screenplay

Audience Choice awards

NOTE AWARDS MAY BE ADDED OR REMOVED DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS AND THE FINAL QUALITY OF THE FULL PROGRAM

- No restrictions on your film’s premiere status or online screening status.
- Students will be required to prove a valid ID for films submitted to submitted under the student sections, in order to be considered for Student category awards.
- Shorts must be less than 30 minutes.
- Entries must be in English or subtitled in English.
- Multiple submissions and multiple category submissions are accepted.
- You can submit again your work for the following months.
- Your submission grants Northern Festival of Cinema permission to use trailers, teasers, film posters and stills for promotional purpose.
- There are no refunds for submission fees.
- All submissions must provide screener link via FilmFreeway.

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  • Duncan Falconer

    What an amazing festival! It’s run with passion and dedication, and a genuine care for the films that are shown. The festival was a lot of fun at a brilliant venue, and it was great to be able to meet so many talented filmmakers. It was also really good that there were live music performances, which added something a bit extra that most festivals don’t have. Aziz, who runs the festival, is warm, funny and passionate, and he made sure he took the time to speak to everyone on the night. A brilliant Festival experience all round, and one I hope to repeat in the future!

    March 2023
  • arthur chays

    Fantastic opportunity ! Great job from the festival's team

    May 2022
  • The festival was a very well-planned and executed event which created many opportunities for networking and socialising. Thank you to the festival for selecting my film and for the awards it won. I can't wait for the next one.

    April 2022
  • Thank you for the selection of our students' short film Arcade.
    It's an opportunity for independent films and new filmmakers.

    April 2022