Scarborough Film Festival is a 4 day festival of screenings, exhibitions and events bringing a diverse array of films from across the UK and the rest of the world to the festival hub at the McCarthy Cinema in the Stephen Joseph Theatre and other venues across the town of Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England.
The theme of the festival is Coast, Community and Environment.
We host a short film competition that is judged by an illustrious film industry panel.
There are art-film installations, live performance events, Q&As with filmmakers, social events and workshops, as well as screenings in the beautiful Art Deco cinema hub.

There is currently only one competition section open to short films of any genre. a maximum of 10 films will be screened and judged by the industry panel.

The competition winner will receive £100 + 2 festival passes for the following year.
The runner up will receive 2 festival passes for the following year and 2 cinema tickets.

Films must be made in Yorkshire.
Films must not exceed 15 minutes in length.
Films must be submitted by midnight 30/09/2023.
Films must not have been submitted to SFF previously.
Films must fit the festival themes of coast, community, environment.
If selected for screening, films must be provided in MP4 or DCP format.