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.

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.

Do you think you have what it takes to be the winner of 2019 That Film Festival? Submissions are now open for our fourth leg in Marbella.

- 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 30th September 2018
Cannes: Submissions open from 20th February 2019
London: Submissions open from 28th May 2019
Marbella: Submissions open from 8th August 2019

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 Marbella from 3rd of October to the 6th of October 2019
Films must have been completed after January 2017

​Please note: All films must be 25mins & under in length.

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 Life 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

Overall Rating
  • 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
    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
    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
    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!

  • Simona Calo

    I think this is probably the best film festival ever! The filmmakers have the opportunity to talk to investors, pitch their ideas etc... Everyone in the staff is very nice and helpful! I didn't win in Cannes, but I'll try again with another project :)

    May 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Simona. Wonderful to have you at our first showcase in Cannes last year and also this year! Hopefully we'll see you in Cannes next year!

  • Daniel Ademinokan

    WOW!! This is by far the BEST, BEST, BEST Festival experience I have had in my very long career as a filmmaker. Their communication, hospitality, and level of passion for storytelling is amazing. They actually care about 'the filmmakers'. Yes, they do. Just imagine jumping over all the bureaucracy and nepotism associated with other festivals - well, that's what THAT FILM FESTIVAL is all about. I had a great experience with them in Berlin and I look forward to bigger things ahead. The audience that came to see our film loved it and appreciated us as storytellers and not just another face or number. Worth every dime and time.

    February 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thankyou so much Daniel, was so lovely to have you in our festival, we wish you the best of luck with the stage of the competition!