St Andrews Film Festival aims to bring together filmmaking voices from all around the UK. We believe in young filmmakers' creativity and we would like to provide filmmakers with a platform to submit their work and an opportunity to meet with like-minded people. The Festival will run during the last weekend of April and will feature short films and talks from industry professionals. The Award Ceremony will take place on Sunday night over a wine reception and networking opportunities.

BFI Sight & Sound Subscription
2 Festival Passes for Raindance
£500 redeemable for Raindance courses

Best Picture
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Screenplay
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Sound
Best Editing
Audience Award

• Has to have been made the past two years
• The maximum number of submissions per person is one
• Filmmakers must be based in the UK
• We accept all genres of narrative, documentary or experimental short films
• Total runtime: 1 - 10 minutes
• All films must have a 10 second black screen before the film (NOT part of runtime)
• Format: QuickTime
• Approved Resolutions: 1080p, 2.5K, and 4K.

Overall Rating
  • Alexander Deitsch

    a fun festival that helps support young filmmakers, recommend submitting

    May 2019
  • Scott McIntosh

    Festival staff was very friendly and supportive. They provide fast and good communication. Unfortunately I was out of the country so I was unable to attend however my co-filmmaker managed to make it and commented that it was a very organised, well run festival and everyone involved seemed to be very passionate and supportive of the filmmakers. I'd definitely consider submitting my future projects.

    Thank you.

    May 2019
  • Simon Williamson

    Thanks for organising a great little festival, really enjoyed being a part of it.

    June 2018
  • Ciaran Hodgman

    A really great festival that is run by people who appreciate film and know a great deal about it. This isn't just a showcase of great films; there is an entire day/evening dedicated to film and film-making The organizers are very friendly and communication is fast and to the point. I would highly recommend submitting your film for the networking opportunities and location of the festival.

    May 2018