COVID-19 UPDATE
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival may occur online, such as a Facebook Watch Party. If your film is selected for the festival, we will then ask you if we have your permission to include in a one-time, online, festival screening. After the screening, your film will not be available online. If you refuse permission, your selection status remains in place,

SOUTHPORT INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

£1,000 prize for Best in Festival, details below.

2021 and we made it to Year 2. Run by film-makers for film-makers, this festival is destined to become a significant annual event on the cultural calendar in the Northwest of England. Our simple aim is to showcase the very best short films from around the world.

The festival venue is the purpose-built Bijou Cinema, a community enterprise project that shares both our joint passion for film in all it's forms, as well as a desire to share this passion with the whole of the community.

Your Southport Film Festival fee covers
• Competition entry;
• Up to 4 Festival Passes for cast and crew of films selected for the festival;
• Free entry to Nominees to the Festival Award Ceremony.
Awards will be given to category winners as well as the all-important 'Best in Festival'

Red Planet Pictures has announced a Grand Prize for the Best in Fest Award (judged by Tony Jordan and his team).

The successful film-maker will collect a prize of £1000 for his winning entry.

We wish everyone the best of luck!

Submissions MUST be made through this site and completed after 1st January 2017. Submissions MUST include an on-screen viewer for selection purposes. Films entered MUST be no longer than 20 minutes.

The films accepted into the Festival are required to provide for screening .mov or MP4 digital files. Delivery costs of the screening media are borne by the submitter. Screening material will not be returned.

All packages from outside Europe must bear the declaration: “for temporary importation only and for cultural use at a film festival - of no commercial value”. Documentation / proforma invoices for films from outside the EU must not state a value that exceeds £10 as this often attracts importation taxes. Any film attracting freight charges/ importation taxes our end will not be accepted, and will be returned at the sender’s own cost or may be retained by UK customs, where its retrieval will be the sender’s responsibility.

Payment can only be made via this site. Viewing copies must be received with all relevant supporting materials by the submission deadline unless by prior arrangement a late submission has been agreed with the Festival.

Press packs are not essential at this stage but can be sent as digital versions via email.

If selected the screening copy should be with the festival one week before the start of the festival.

SELECTION PROCEDURE
On receipt of a submission, the entrant will receive an email confirmation and a reference number from FilmFreeway that should be quoted on all future correspondence. Selection notification to all applicants will be as early as possible but at the latest one month before the festival.

Applicants must confirm acceptance within 7 days of receiving notification quoting their reference number and at this stage should supply any stills/images etc. to be used in the festival brochure (if not supplied in advance). Screening material should be supplied 1 week prior to the festival, to allow time to check the technical quality.

NB SOUTHPORT FILMFEST IS CO-ORDINATED BY PHOENIX PROCUREMENT SERVICES LTD (PPS) WHOM IS THE RESPONSIBLE PARTY. PPS RESERVES THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME TO WITHDRAW, POSTPONE, CANCEL OR MAKE ANY ALTERATION TO (OR PART TO) THE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OR FESTIVAL PROGRAMME WITHOUT PRIOR CONSULTATION. Postal Address: SOUTHPORT FILMFEST, 212 Bramcote Lane, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 4EX. United Kingdom. Telephone: 0750 2011547, email: johncurrie@yahoo.co. Southport FilmFest is operated by Phoenix Procurement Services Ltd, a registered company limited by guarantee. No. 06365524.

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  • It was great to be part of the festival. They put a lot of effort and love in to set up a film festival in these lockdown times. Thanks for selecting my short.

    July 2020
  • Joe Ferrera

    Great community. Great support. Communicated with us all along - during very difficult times, with quarantine & lockdown. Well done and thank you for selecting HomeWreckers.

    July 2020
  • saeed vahidi

    Great, Fun lots of great movies.

    July 2020
  • Great festival and we urge any filmmaker out there to submit their work! Excellent communication with very high quality of work and we super thrilled to have won best documentary. We look forward coming back with our next film!

    July 2020
  • Kieran Stringfellow

    We had a fantastic time watching our film screen at Southport Film Festival. The team put on an amazing festival which catered really well to screening online and the team were always really lovely and friendly.

    July 2020