CALL FOR ENTRIES

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

In 2023 our IMDb qualifying festival will run a full seven day event that will culminate with 20 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 2023 will again be showing over 180 features and shorts from 25th of May to 31st May with the red carpet Romford Film Festival Award ceremony on the Tuesday evening 31st 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

JURY PRIZES

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 2023 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.

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  • Thank you Romford for selecting my film Wastelands. Such a great festival. Very well run and a really warm atmosphere.

    August 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your comments sir!

  • Thanks for screening Pandemic Spy, enjoyed my time doing 2 Q&A's! The team are really great, really well organised and very friendly.

    July 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for the praise, its very much appreciated. We cannot wait to see what you do next!

  • The Romford gang are some of the loveliest organisers we've come across in the festival circuit. The screening was fantastic as was the Q+A. Long live!

    June 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Hugo your comments are very much appreciated.

  • Thomas Harman

    Had a great week at The Romford Film Festival. Spencer, Peter, Bradley and the whole team put on a festival that has a really good mixture of films being screened from Drama, Horror to Doc and Arthouse. Had a nice screening at Premiere Cinemas and interview with Kevin about my film Riot in the Meadow. Industry talks with Ayvianna Snow and Lee Hunter were very good. I met lots of other very talented and friendly filmmakers, actors and actressses in the bar too.

    June 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the wonderful praise and for being a constant presence throughout and helping to make the festival an ever improving beast.

  • Great Festival ⭐️ Big Thank you for hosting our film JUST LIKE WATER 🎥 Warm greetings from Athens 🇬🇷

    June 2022