WIN FUNDING TO MAKE YOUR SHORT FILM INTO A FEATURE & ONE YEAR MARKETING, SALES & DISTRIBUTION.

GET YOUR FILM IN FRONT OF REAL INVESTORS.

That Film Festival is supporting new and emerging talent in the film industry by providing exposure to investors, experts and a life changing prize with funding to make a short into a feature plus a year marketing, sales & distribution. There is great talent continually coming through in the film industry.
Getting the right support, exposure, and even funding for their ideas can, for some, seem like an impossibility. Some of the best filmmakers have given up their dreams to take up uninspiring jobs just to make ends meet.

We here at That Film Festival do not want to let this talent go to waste anymore.

Our Mission:
To give new filmmakers a platform to access those whom could help turn their dreams and visions into reality.

How?
We will be holding a number of showcases throughout the year including Cannes, London, Marbella and Berlin, playing the best short films which are submitted to us, plus hosting networking opportunities at each event. The winner of these showcases, as voted by active film investors and film professionals will WIN funding up to £1million to make their short film into a feature, including 1 year marketing, sales and distribution.

We are literally putting talent in front of investors, marketing directors, sales and distribution professionals.

2018 Winner
The winner of 2018 That Film Festival, David Cohen beat some great competition to walk away with an incredible prize in Berlin on the 9th February 2019. The 4 finalists were given a unique script and all asked to shoot a short film with their take on the script. David's unique interpretation of a 'script with in a script' was different, funn, exceptionally cast & well edited. We invited a mix of our film investors & film industry professionals to attend the Gala dinner gala dinner where they were shown all 4 shorts and were asked to annonomously vote for their winner by placing their chosen film card in a box. The votes were counted and there was a clear winner on votes, Number 1 being David Cohen, closely followed by Gustavo Sampaio with Gaia.

What does the future hold for David?
Following the festival our sponsor Twickenham studios met with David and gave him the all important studio tour where he got to meet with their oscar & emmy winning team. Twickenham will be offering post production for his feature film. David will also star in a 9-part TV docu-series following his journey to make his feature.

The Winner of the Season 2 - 2019 - will be announced on the 15th of February 2019 at our Awards Party in London. Stay tuned for updates and tickets.

Do you think you have what it takes to be the winner of 2020 That Film Festival? Submissions are now open for our first showcase in Berlin between the 21st and the 23rd of February 2020.

- Investment into your film to make it into a full length feature *up to £1million
- Professional trailer made and edited
- Post production & special effects
- Casting with support of casting agent
- Professional posters and artwork made
- 1 year marketing support including social media management, ad budget & website design & build
- 1 year worth of international sales and distribution
- Red carpet premiere

​Advance your career with a full length feature film, red carpet premiere & access industry professionals and international film buyers.
Submit your short film or unfinished film or mini series to one of our film showcases in Cannes, London, Marbella & Berlin to be in with the chance to WIN your film made by us and turn your film into a full, commercial feature film.

How to enter:
Enter your short film, mini series or unfinished film into one of our film showcases. (Cannes, London, Marbella, Berlin).
Five winners will be announced from each showcase (up to 20 films in total) with the winner overall being announced at the Berlin Film Festival 2020.

Submissions & How to enter:
Submission dates:

Berlin: Submissions open from 23rd October 2019
Cannes: Submissions open from 25th February 2020
London: Submissions open from 19th May 2020
Marbella: Submissions open from 10th August 2020


Entry guidelines:
Films accepted by graduate, undergraduate or school students, plus emerging filmmakers.
All genres accepted, including, unfinished films and mini-series
All films should be under 25 minutes in length
Films to be submitted via our Submit Film page link FilmFreeway
Films submitted must be available for screening in Berlin from 21st of February to the 23rd of February 2020
Films must have been completed after January 2017

Categories:
​Please note: All films must be 25mins & under in length.
Action
Comedy
Drama
Science-Fiction
Thriller/Horror
Documentary

Benefits of submitting to That Film Festival Showcases:
Network with film industry executives from around the world
Films selected will have visibility on promotional materials for That Film Festival, including on That Film Life social media channels
Five films from each showcase will be chosen to be entered into the film investment competition (Twenty films in total).

Submission Cost
Fee will be charged to cover admin charges & staffing charges in order to ensure your film will be watched, categorised and rated.
Please note, we can not guaranty your film will be chosen for the festival, a panel of film professionals hired by That Film Festival UK will be responsible for shortlisting and picking the best films to be shown & taken to the festivals
Full terms & conditions are available on our festival website at www.thatfilmfestival.com

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  • Kinedimorae srl

    Thank you for the opportunity and for selecting our short film "The Field of Miracles". It was an honor having its very first screening in Marbella!
    Great festival, congratulations.

    October 2019
  • Jane Sanger

    My film The Con Game was screened in London, Odeon Leicester Sq no less! unfortunately did not make the final selection. However Trudy and all the team were most welcoming that night. We had a question and answer section and I was asked a lot of things which was promising. I got to mix and mingle with other film makers and the investors after the screening so it was well worth it.

    September 2019
  • Martin Barandalla

    My film The Interpreter was selected for That Film Festival in London in July 2019; it came as a surprise and later it was not shortlisted but the evening of the screenings with Trudy and her team, the other filmmakers and the investors and rest of the people attending the event was worth every minute. I really enjoyed meeting all of them and making new friends in a friendly, relaxed and happy atmosphere.

    August 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Martin! We really appreciate your support! Let us know of your progress with "The Interpreter". Keep on rocking!

  • Tania Khan

    Designed to offer emerging film makers the phenomenal opportunity of turning their short into a feature. So pleased my film was selected for this event! Extremely nice and hospitable organisers!

    August 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Tania! We are thrilled you had a nice time. Thank you for submitting your wonderful film. Keep us updated of its progress.

  • Monique Sorgen

    This is the best idea ever for a festival. It's the only one I know of that really has the potential to advance your career, and get your next project made. I had such a great time meeting the investors in Cannes. I found they had a lot of passion and great senses of humor, and it was a thrill to share my current film "Sorry, Not Sorry," and my future film plans with them. The staff was incredibly welcoming, too, and the whole experience has felt like magic so far. I'm looking forward to the next steps.

    June 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Monique. We loved having you at our showcase in Cannes and our investors were delighted to find out more about your work and effort it took you to make the film. Best of luck with it!