Our Tweetfest Film Festival is back again this year. We are an approved Film Festival on IMDb.

The 2018 VIP judging panel will be announced on the website later this year. Previous VIP judges (2017) included Hat Trick Comedy Development Team, Casting Director Shakyra Dowling, Casting Director Ben Cogan, award-winning director Deborah Haywood (PIN CUSHION in Venice Film Festival 2017), award-winning director Jesse Quinones, and award-winning producer Rajita Shah. Other VIP judges have included Blaine Brothers (Nina Forever), Manuel Puro at Puro Casting (Moon, The Machine), Simon Blake (Still), Jessie Mangum from Goalpost Films (The Sapphires, The Trip, The Escapist) and BAFTA nominated producer Alex Moody (Alan Carr, Argumental, BAFTA nominated Funny Valentines).

Get your film seen by leading UK industry filmmakers. Full details on our panel can be found on our website: www.uktweetfest.com

This festival started in 2015 as part of the UK Actors Tweetup which has been running since 2010. This is the UK branch of a cross-Atlantic branch of Tweetups that happen in LA, NY, London, Ireland and Nottingham. It is the only networking event of its kind in the UK with the aim of providing a fresh and affordable platform for industry professionals to meet in person and create incredible opportunities in film, television and theatre.

The UK Actors Tweetup will consider entries in the following categories for inclusion: animation, documentary, sci-fi, action, fantasy, drama, comedy, horror or thriller.

You can also submit an International film in the International Film category or a film to the F-Rated category.

Best Short Film
Best F-Rated Short Film
Best International Short Film
Best Actor or Actress
Best Cinematography
Audience Award

UK ACTORS TWEETUP & TWEETFEST TERMS AND CONDITIONS 2018

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 2018

Our Tweetfest Film Festival is back again this year. We are an approved Film Festival on IMDb.

The 2018 VIP judging panel will be announced on the website this year.

Previous VIP judges (2017) included Hat Trick Comedy Development Team, Casting Director Shakyra Dowling, Casting Director Ben Cogan, award-winning director Deborah Haywood (PIN CUSHION in Venice Film Festival 2017), award-winning director Jesse Quinones, and award-winning producer Rajita Shah. Full details on our panel can be found on our website: www.uktweetfest.com. The 2018 VIP judging panel will be announced on the website this year. Other VIP judges have included Blaine Brothers (Nina Forever), Manuel Puro at Puro Casting (Moon, The Machine), Simon Blake (Still), Jessie Mangum from Goalpost Films (The Sapphires, The Trip, The Escapist) and BAFTA nominated producer Alex Moody (Alan Carr, Argumental, BAFTA nominated Funny Valentines).

This festival started in 2015 as part of the UK Actors Tweetup, which has been running since 2010. This is the UK branch of a cross-Atlantic branch of Tweetups that happen in LA, NY, London, Ireland and Nottingham. It is the only networking event of its kind in the UK with the aim of providing a fresh and affordable platform for industry professionals to meet in person and create incredible opportunities in film, television and theatre.

The UK Actors Tweetup will consider entries in the following categories for inclusion in the festival: Animation, documentary, sci-fi, action, fantasy, drama, comedy, horror or thriller. You can also submit an International film in the International Film category. But this film can not also be submitted to the UK entries.

UK ACTORS TWEETUP & TWEETFEST TERMS AND CONDITIONS 2018

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 2018
Our deadlines are as per the FilmFreeway website.

The duration of your film must not exceed 16 minutes 0 seconds including titles and credits.

The UK Actors Tweetup will consider entries in the following categories for inclusion: animation, documentary, sci-fi, action, fantasy, drama, comedy, horror or thriller.

Any film that is a brand film or advertisement cannot be accepted. This is at the UK Actors Tweetup’s discretion as to what is deemed as advertising.

Only films completed since September 30th 2016 may be submitted.

If the original language is not English, please ensure that the film includes English subtitles. If a foreign language film is submitted without English subtitles it will not be considered for selection.

If your film is shortlisted, you will be asked to send an exhibition copy of the film in high/full resolution. Specific details of the format we’ll need for screening and where to send it will be discussed with the team of the successful films nearer the event date (in accordance with the Screening and Selection criteria below). The short listed team who submitted their short film will be responsible for making sure the exhibition file is sent to the Tweetup team within the specified timeline for it to be judged and screened at the live event.

Please note that only the director(s) will be credited on the website and any other promotional material. In the case of shortlisted and/or winning co-directors, multiple prizes may be granted at the discretion of the organisers.

To keep informed on the details of the film festival, you can subscribe to the mailing list here: https://facebook.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=430802a1b69652f4e94eaa8b1&id=bab9042e35

The primary contact completing the submission process must be authorised to submit the film and must have obtained necessary permissions for the inclusion of copyrighted music and/or images within the films.

As per the entry form, the person submitting the film must be involved as cast, crew or something else on the official credits in order for the short film to be eligible for this competition.

You must have a version of the short available to download in a high resolution version if you are successful and chosen to be screened at the UK Actors Tweetup Film Premiere. Information will be provided and sent to you prior to this date.

The UK Actors Tweetup team’s decision is non negotiable and final.

The UK Actors Tweetup team reserve the right to change the date of the screening of TweetFest at their discretion.

SCREENING AND SELECTION:
A downloadable file delivery is the requirement. Preference is high resolution Prores Quicktime. Tapes, DVD and Bluray are not acceptable forms of submission if your film is selected as a finalist. Films that are low res files or tape masters will not be considered either. If you are unable to meet these requirements your film will no longer be selected as a finalist.

Your entry into the Tweetup festival gives us permission to use up to 30 seconds of your film to promote the festival this year, with an option to also include in next year’s festival (in a trailer, clip of the film on programme of festival website and so on).

You must have at least one hi res defining image or you give us permission to lift one from the hi def master at the Tweetup festival’s discretion if one is not provided, again for promotional and programme use by the festival.

A picture and short biog of the Tweetup member submitting will also assist us in promoting your short film, along with the festival, and to encourage networking. If you are unable to provide these the Tweetup festival will use information available online to include on the website, for festival programming and promotional purposes.

Terms and Conditions are copyright 2018 to UK Actors Tweetup. All details of the film festival are available on the website: www.uktweetfest.com

Overall Rating
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  • Eben Skilleter

    Lovely film festival put on by a wonderful and friendly team. Great communication and I'd definitely recommend fellow filmmakers to enter!

    December 2018
  • Smari Gunn

    I attended TweetFest for the first time this year with my film and I was really impressed with the quality of films on show, the organisation and the overall feeling of being welcomed at the festival. I would highly recommend this festival for filmmakers looking to meet other industry people and do some networking. The gala night was fantastic!

    December 2018
  • Louise & Sherill Munro & Turner

    Thanks Angela & team for an excellent evening of F-rated films, Q&A and networking! So lovely to meet you, have our film screened alongside so many great films and meet all the other filmmakers in the bar afterwards! Can't wait til next year!

    December 2018
  • Liz McMullen

    Fantastic to see how this festival has grown in just three years. I enjoyed and was inspired by the selection of films that made it into the festival. It was great to have the F rating- Female filmamkers night. I wish more festivals would do this. I also met some wonderful people and look forward to next year.

    December 2018
  • Keith Large

    I attended this festival with some of the cast from 'A Date with Shillelagh' and we loved both the selection of films screened and the choice of venue. The hosts from the TweetFest team were very friendly and welcoming. We would certainly recommend film makers submit to the future TweetFest festivals.

    December 2018