Sci-Cine is a Sci-fi cinema event delivering some of the best new Sci-fi & Fantasy films to fans from around the world. A selection of trailers and films are available to view in our online screening room with the live screenings in October showcasing the best Shorts, Features and Animations in the Sci-fi & Fantasy genres.
This year's venue is The Shed Venue in the heart of the Midlands.
Best Feature Film ( Over 60 minutes )
Best Short Film ( Under 60 minutes )
Best Super Short ( Under 5 minutes )
Best Trailer ( Under 3 minutes )
Winners in each category will be invited to the live screenings and awards ceremony and will receive an official Sci-Cine Trophy as well as an award certificate.
All winning films will be screened at the live film festival and all winners will be invited to the awards ceremony. Those who cannot attend will receive their award by post.
Only films submitted through FilmFreeway will be eligible for entry into the festival.
If you would prefer to send a screener on physical format ( submission should still be made through FilmFreeway ) please submit to the address below. Please note that physical submissions will not be returned. We accept Blu-ray, DVD, USB ( all popular video formats )
Rules & Terms
All films must be completed upon submission. No works in progress please. Films upto 140 minutes are accepted.
All films must have been made in or after 2013 and have English subtitles (except for music videos and unless English is the main language spoken).
International films not in English MUST be subtitled or dubbed in English.
By submitting your film to our festival you agree that your trailer can be uploaded/embed on our website. The filmmaker/institution that is submitting the film must own the rights to do so and is responsible for the content they are providing. By submitting, the filmmaker allows Sci-Cine to create a page for their film without infringing copyright of any kind of form. Any violations of that agreement will result in immediate disqualification from the festival.
How does it work?
After the submission is complete and the film is accepted, we will upload/embed your trailer on our Screening Room webpage. Winning films will be highlighted.
Submissions close 1 month before the festival screening date(s) and all officially selected films will be announced on our website and social media pages. All of those selected will be notified through FilmFreeway.
Winners, nominees and unsuccessful films can be deleted from the website after the festival ends as long as the submitter decides to do so.
Judging and Selection
Each submission will be reviewed by two reviewers. Names of reviewers will not be released until Official Selections are announced
to avoid favoritism.
Judging decisions are final.
Submissions that are found to have violated any of the Eligibility Requirements listed above may be disqualified at any time by Sci-Cine.
If you're not sure about something, please email us before you submit. We'll answer your queries as quickly as possible.