The Ealing 48 | 48 Hour Film Competition

This is where teams submit their entries for the 48-hour film competition. Only submit your film here if you are signed up and registered on the Action On The Side page. You will submit your film here on Sunday 5th November 2023.

The best entries will screen on Sunday 26th November, 2023, at ActOne Cinema in Ealing, 11am to 1pm. The selected teams will receive laurels for their poster, and support on how to distribute their film.

The best films will be up for the grand trophy and additional awards

Best Screenplay
Best Soundtrack
Best Cinematography
Best Performance
Best Editing

Best Film

You must be registered for the Action On The Side Ealing 48 Film Competition.

Your film must be a minimum 5 minutes and a maximum 7 minutes (including credits). All participants in the film must be credited for their role (e.g. team, cast, crew, music). (Background talent and locations do not have to be credited, but it is a good idea to include them in your Thanks section.)

Your film must include the three random elements as announced at the Kick-Off Event. Your film must be recognisably within your allocated genre.

Your film must have the opening credit image for 2 seconds at the start of its film.

Everyone involved in your film must be credited (cast, crew) and you must provide signed release forms from your cast, crew, locations, and for music. A link to access the release forms (such as a Dropbox or Google Drive folder) must be submitted with your film.

No-one can be paid for taking part in your team or your film entry - everyone must be a volunteer.

The film must be download enabled. It must be in .mp4, .mov, or .mxf format, with an H264 or ProRes (4.4.4. or 4.4.2) compression, and be a maximum 6GB. Audio must be 48kHz, 24-bit or 32-bit, Stereo.

All entries must be in English or must have English subtitles.

By 8pm GMT Sunday 5th November (submission deadline), to be eligible for the prizes, your film must be:
1. Uploaded to Vimeo and processing, with download enabled;
2. Submitted to FilmFreeway with the video embedded and its title.
3. A link to the signed release forms included with the FilmFreeway submission.

After 8pm GMT Sunday 5th November, you can update your FilmFreeway submission to include:
> details of your cast and crew
> a poster
> behind the scenes still images
> logline / story description
> directors statement

By submitting your film to The Ealing 48, you confirm that you own the rights to distribute and showcase the film.

Action On The Side will not be held responsible for any copyright issues or infringements.