OUT OF THE CAN FILM FESTIVAL is a new and exciting 4th Festival that will be held at the Derby Quad In September 2020 the festival will have three days screening
We will also be supporting a local Charity Cash For Kids at the festival.

Main categories available: Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Series Pilot/Program Pilot, Best Web-Series, Best B-Movie, Best Animation, Best Documentary, Best Comedy/Musical, Best Adventure/Action, Best Thriller/Mystery, Best Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Best Horror, Best Fan Film, Best Director, Best 1st Time Director, Best Producer, Best Actor Best Actress, Best Stuntman, Best Visual Effects, Best Cinematography, Best Original Soundtrack, Best Screenplay, Best Poster.

Official Winners Certificate (digital format) ready for printing and will be listed on our web site and social networks, and it will also be shared on respective IMDb pages (if applicable) award winner, who can receive the prestigious Golden Camera Award and will be listed on our web site for the whole year. Furthermore, The Category winner will receive the pdf certificate and Runners Up will get a certificate.

If applicable the Winners will also be able to talk direct to our list of Distributors to help the films progress within a verity of markets.

One of our Main Sponsors Film Volt Media and Th Film Industry Network will be offering the Winners an opportunity to get there work in front of some Top Worldwide Platforms including Netflix Amazon and HULU as part of this year’s awards.

What we’re looking for: Feature films, which can be in the form of narrative (fiction), documentary (nonfiction), animation, pilots’ series/program, web-series, trailer and music video. • We accept all genres in any language, only with English subtitles. •
Films must be submitted to at least one genre in order to qualify for additional categories. • After a film has been an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified via FilmFreeway. It means that you are now eligible for the awards and you can use the festival Laurel’s picture on your poster. • Winning categories are depending on the submission we receive. If we think the categories submitted is not to a standard of "Out of The Can Film Festivals awards”, it will be removed. •
Entry fees are non-refundable. By submitting your film, take note that: You agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster/stills) for promotional purpose. Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple additional categories. We promote some of the films by uploading the trailers/teasers/posters/production stills on our website https://www.outofthecanff.com/ and on our social media.

Overall Rating
  • Michelle Felice Hartley

    EXCELLENT FESTIVAL! I definitely recommend them!

    February 2020
  • Highly recommend this fest! Great communication, and great social media interaction. They do a great job promoting new filmmakers and their projects.

    November 2019
  • Andrew Ball-Shaw

    The Out of the Can IFF was an excellent event, really glad to have been able to attend (2019). Really nice comfortable, and luxurious venue, ideal for the schedule which was packed full of entertainment. Great work from organiser and host, Mark Busby and Paul Scates. Who were very welcoming, and accommodating, both very passionate about film, content and subjects, and with genuine interest in the film makers themselves, and the putting together of their projects. Really great to be supported in this way as a filmmaker particularly just starting out. I'm sure the communication from the organisers and in their selections played a part in inviting the other great people that were able to attended.

    Very grateful to Out of the Can for selecting and giving recognition to 'Rebound' as winners of Best Web Series. Hope to be able to attend future events, in what looks to be a festival event developing and expanding fast!

    November 2019
  • John Reed

    Out of the Can International was a privilege to be a part of! Fantastic experience; looking forward to next year!

    October 2019
  • I was happy for my Sci-Fi short Eli’s Cure 2075 to be an Official Selection. Great communication, great staff, couldn’t attend, but I’m sure the festival was amazing.

    October 2019