SUNDAY SHORTS is a short film festival and script competition, with screenings, Q&As and awards every month in London.

A great place for filmmakers to share their work and meet like-minded creatives. Each month, we select 8 short films from around the world, and curate a diverse program to be screened on the last Sunday of that month.

All submissions are watched by the official jury, and short-listed/semi-finalist films are watched by the festival directors. We're looking for filmmakers who understand the short form medium, and achieve what they set out to, regardless of budget and experience.

Shortlisted films are entitled to personal feedback from the festival director, and projects will be re-considered for future months.

UK filmmakers are invited to attend Sunday Shorts to give a Q&A after their screening at the festival.

International filmmakers are invited to film a pre-recorded Q&A for us to screen after their screening at the festival.

We provide a short summary report for every script submitted to our monthly script competition.

Our script feedback provides detailed and constructive notes for experienced and new writers. We are looking for scripts with potential, and not necessarily shooting scripts.

Jury Award Winner - As voted for by the jury as well as monthly guest judges. The winner is announced at the event 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. Audience Award Winning shorts are screened a second time, at the following month's event.

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 and the Script Competition Winner Laurel. Winners are invited to the event for a live Q&A. If they are unable to attend, we will arrange an e-interviewed for our blog and social media. All submitted scripts are eligible for this award.

Sunday Shorts UK Film Awards - An annual event to take place in London In December.Winners receive a SSFA award, a goodybag from DEEPER INTO MOVIES, a certificate and laurel. All selections from the current year are eligible for nominations in the following categories:

BEST INTERNATIONAL
BEST DRAMA
BEST COMEDY
BEST THRILLER
BEST DOCUMENTARY
BEST ANIMATION
BEST EXPERIMENTAL

BEST DIRECTOR
BEST SCREENPLAY
BEST PRODUCTION
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST SOUND
BEST EDITING
BEST ACTOR

ELIGIBILITY:

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

SHORT FILM - ALL REGIONS. ALL GENRES. UP TO 15 MINUTES.

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

MICRO SHORT SCRIPT - ALL REGIONS. ALL GENRES. UP TO 5 PAGES.

SHORT SCRIPT - ALL REGIONS. ALL GENRES. UP TO 15 PAGES.

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

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

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 publicly online.

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.

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  • Adam Harris

    I was overjoyed by my experience with Sunday Shorts FF! I recommend it to any and all aspiring filmmakers and screenwriters.

    September 2018
  • This is a great local festival with a really friendly atmosphere.
    It's smaller size and frequency of events helps to build a sense of film as a community, and it was a pleasure to be part of it.
    The cast and crew of our film had enjoyed all of the other screenings and we had a blast doing our Q and A.
    Looking forward to attending it again in future.

    July 2018
  • Laurie Stark

    I was so impressed with the quality of this festival's communications. The feedback on my short script was the most thorough and helpful I've received from any contest and the interview questions they sent me as this month's winner were thoughtful and thought-provoking. I live out of the country so I couldn't attend the event itself, but all of my email communications with them were very friendly and professional.

    March 2018
  • a unique event, a passionnate communicative team, a great concept, long live the Sunday Shorts!

    March 2018
  • Leilei Xia

    Nice communication. My first skype interview, very exciting!

    February 2018