CALL FOR ENTRIES

Once again we are accepting entries into the fifth Romford Film Festival.

In 2020 we were the first physical UK festival to return after the country exited lockdown due to Covid-19; screening over 190 features and shorts featuring premieres of Marcel Walz Blind, Lisa Ovies Puppet Killer, Nicole Potts Powerless in addition to 10 other World Premieres and 37 UK or European Premieres.

in 2021 our IMDb qualifying festival will run a full six day event that will culminate with 14 awards being presented to filmmakers from across the world. Our screens vary in size from 120 seats to 350, in a purpose built mulitiplex. The event is held in the third largest retail district in London, at Premiere Cinemas on the third floor of the Mercury Shopping Centre.

Romford 2021 will again be showing over 100 features and shorts from 28th of April to 4th May with the red carpet Romford Film Festival Award ceremony on the Tuesday evening 4th May.

We look forward to seeing your work and wish you the very best of luck.

FEATURE FILM AWARD

DOCUMENTARY FILM AWARD

SHORT FILM AWARD

BEST LOCAL FILM AWARD

BEST DIRECTOR AWARD

BEST SCREENPLAY AWARD

BEST ACTOR AWARD

BEST ACTRESS AWARD

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR AWARD

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS AWARD

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD

BEST SCORE AWARD

All awards won or nominated will be listed on the project and individuals IMDb page.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Incomplete films can be submitted for consideration, however any content submitted must be supplied by 31st March 2021 in its completed form or films will be removed from schedules.

Any film not presented in English must come with English subtitles.

There is no exclusion for films that have been featured at other film festivals, films currently available on streaming services may also be included.

Filmmakers travelling from oversees are not paid for attending, Romford Film Festival prides itself on its Not For Profit status. However if filmmakers choose to attend, they will receive free festival tickets, be considered for awards (as will any submission) and will be part of a Q&A at the end of their film which is recorded, displayed on social media channels and sent to associated press.

Any film submitted cannot withdraw for any circumstances once the film has reached us and been publicly announced.

Overall Rating
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  • A HUGE "thank you" to Spence and his staff for pulling off this festival during these trying times. The communication and organization were excellent. We hope to meet in person next year!

    September 2020
  • geng wei

    It's a great film festival. I'm honored to be part of it!

    September 2020
  • Orson Cornick

    Romford was a fantastic experience from start to finish with an incredible amount of care given to communication with the filmmakers... and with the added pressures of 2020, I am amazed to how well things were managed. I hope that in a few years I will be back in person. Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your festival!

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Orson your too kind!

  • gabriele tacchi

    a very high quality festival. Thanks for the opportunity to join your world!

    August 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much for the praise! And being part of our festival.

  • James Sibley

    A fantastic festival, despite the threat of Covid the programmers of Romford managed to host a physical festival where many other festivals cancelled or moved to virtual festivals. At the festival we were treated very well and we were able to enjoy the feeling of having our movie screened in a safe environment.
    I would highly recommend submitting to this festival, it's run by a great team that are down to earth and passionate about indie films!

    August 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much for such glowing praise, but most of all thank you for sharing your movie with us!