SUNDAY SHORTS is a monthly short film festival at the Montague Arms in Peckham, London.

A great place for filmmakers and people interested in film to meet and discuss ideas. Each month, we select the 8 of the short films from around the world, and design a program to be screened on the last Sunday of that month.

All submissions are watched by at least 2 jury members, rated and discussed. We select filmmakers who understand the short form medium, and achieve what they set out to do regardless of budget and experience.

Shortlisted films receive feedback, and are re-considered for future programs. E.g. if we like a film, but agree that it is too long, or the sound poor quality, we will shortlist it, and pass our notes on to the submitter.

UK-based filmmakers are invited to attend the SUNDAY SHORTS to give a Q&A after their screening. International filmmakers are asked to do a Skype Q&A, or submit a self-tape.

Here's what some of our filmmakers thought:

"It was a great pleasure for our young team!"
"It was very cool to be able to speak with you and the audience."
"Such a great idea"
"A really cool venue, great films"
"We had a blast!"

Our script reading service, provides detailed and constructive feedback to experienced and new writers. All submissions are automatically entered into our monthly Short Script Competition. We are looking for scripts with potential, not necessarily shooting scripts.

Here's what some of our screenwriters thought:

“Amazing feedback”
“Really insightful and interesting to read a fellow writers thoughts/opinions"
"More than I ever would have expected”
“Really extremely helpful”
“Has really highlighted the crux of the problem. I’m very grateful.”

Awards & Prizes

Jury Award Winner - As voted for by the jury as well as monthly guest judges. The winner is announced on the notification date and presented with a certificate and the Jury Award Winner Laurel. Absent winning filmmakers will receive their award by post and or email. All official selections are eligible.

Audience Award Winner - As voted for in-person by all event attendees at the end of each month. The winner is announced at the event and presented with a certificate and the Audience Award Winner Laurel. Absent winning filmmakers will receive their award by post and or email. All official selections except the Jury Award Winner are eligible.

Script Competition Winner - As voted for by the jury, and selected by the festival directors each month. The winner is notified on the notification date and awarded a certificate at the coming event. The Script Competition Winner Laurel. Winners will be invited to the event for a Q&A. Absent winning scriptwriters are e-interviewed for our blog and social media. All submitted scripts are eligible.

Rules & Terms

ELIGIBILITY:

MICRO SHORT - ALL REGIONS. ALL GENRES. UP TO 5 MINUTES.

UK FICTION, DOCUMENTARY & ANIMATION - UK FILMS ONLY. UP TO 15 MINUTES.

INTERNATIONAL FICTION, DOCUMENTARY & ANIMATION - ALL REGIONS. UP TO 15 MINUTES.

FEATURE SHORT - ALL REGIONS. ALL GENRES. BETWEEN 15 AND 25 MINUTES.

SHORT SCRIPT COMPETITION - ALL REGIONS. ALL GENRES. UP TO 25 PAGES.

STUDENT DISCOUNTS - MAJORITY STUDENT FILM PRODUCTION. SUBMITTERS MUST HAVE BEEN A STUDENT AT THE TIME OF PRODUCTION. ALL LEVELS OF EDUCATION ARE ELIGIBLE.

Films not in English language must have English subtitles.

No premiere requirements, and films may already be available online.

Submitted scripts must be original screenplays. Writers of all ages are eligible, from any country in the world, but entries must be in English language.

All suitable script submissions will receive feedback by the notification date.

All film selections will be notified, and will be required to provide a HD .MOV or .MP4 of the film.

Selected films will only be screened once on the event date.

Selected films wishing not to use their 'Official Premiere', can request to screen as a 'Preview', but will not be eligible for any awards.

Selected films won't be uploaded or shared online without the submitters prior permission unless already released online and public.

Submitter grants us authorisation to show elements, still images or film extracts, of the entered film for promotional purposes if required.

Submitters agrees they have read and understood all the terms and conditions, rules and guidelines before submitting a project.

17 Reviews

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    Misha Pletinsky

    Even though I haven't been to the festival itself, I had a great email communication with the festival's director Lee, who even sent me a thorough feedback of the screening of my film "Tzlil". Thankyou Sunday Shorts :)

    December 2017
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    Nena Tijsma

    I could not attend this festival in person so we did an skype Q&A instead. This was awesome, nice questions! Also great and clear information and communication. Love to attend this festival in person one day.

    December 2017
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    Ekaterina Veshcheva

    The Sunday Shorts team does a great job to organise such an event on a monthly basis. I could not attend the event, but I had an opportunity to feel the atmosphere through Q&A on skype. The communication with the team was smooth and pleasant as well. Thank you guys for selecting my short, it was an amazing experience!

    December 2017
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    Matty Crawford

    Great people, great festival for filmmakers!

    November 2017
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    Natalie Hazelden

    This was the first film festival I have attended, due to one of my crew members unable to make it, I was on my own, but the organisers made me feel very welcome and comfortable. I enjoyed talking about my film with the audience after and met some really wonderful people, Thanks again Lee!

    November 2017