Welcome to the first International Cancer Sucks Film Festival. A festival that showcases your films and also raises vital funds for cancer research. By submitting your film to our festival, you have the chance for your film to be screened to a panel of film industry experts. 90% of the submission fee will be donated to Cancer Research UK.

The festival will take place at University College London, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT on the 1st of May 2016. This is a one day festival and the official selections are welcome to attend the live screening. On the day you will get the chance to network with other like minded filmmakers and enjoy a day of independent films.

The festival is open to films of any genre and from anywhere in the world. As long as your film is under 15 minutes and English is the main language (or has English subtitles) we welcome your submission. We accept submissions exclusively through FilmFreeway. We look forward to viewing your film.

The festival categories Are:

Best film
Best animation
Best actor
Best director
Best cinematography
Best screenplay
Best film score


The winners of each category will receive personalised laurels and certificate.
The winer of the best film category will also receive free entry and make the official selection in the next festival we run.

Festival rules:

International Cancer Sucks Film Festival (ICSFF).

1) Entries should not exceed 15 minutes in duration including titles.

2) Only films completed on or after 1st January 2014 are eligible for the 2016 Festival.

3) If the film is not in English, then it must have English subtitles.

4) ICSFF reserve the right to refuse to screen any submission deemed to be inappropriate. 

5) All submissions will be evaluated by the ICSFF Selection Committee. Their reports are final and confidential.  The final films will be selected for the live screening to our panel of judges and invited guests. Awards will be announced within 48 hours of the  screening.

7) If you wish to withdraw you film, ICSFF will not be liable to refund the fee.

8) ICSFF cannot be held accountable for changes to the schedule after the festival line-up is announced.

9) Participation in ICSFF grants the festival the authorisation to show the entered film to our Selection Committee & live festival screening.

10) We only accept submissions via FilmFreeway. This is a digital festival, please do not sent DVDs or USB sticks.

11) If music or additional film material used in your film is not original, then permission from source must be the obtained. The responsibility for this rests entirely with the filmmaker. Failure to obtain clearance could result in your film being  withdrawn from the Festival. In this event, ICSFF will not be liable to refund the fee.

12) The submission of a film to the ICSFF will be considered to be an acknowledgement of the festival rules.