UKCineFest is a student film festival open to students of any age from around the world! In May of 2018, student filmmakers will gather to watch each other’s movies on the big screen and to find out whose film has won this year’s top awards at the UKCineFest 2018 Student Film Festival. This year promises to be even more exciting than usual; as well as showing student films and giving out awards the festival will be screening some of the best international short films from the Aesthetica Film Festival.

UKCineFest is dedicated to free submissions. We believe all students should have the opportunity to share their work with other talented, energetic filmmakers!

The event has partnered once again with the BAFTA recognized Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) to bring you some of the best work being produced today.

Alternative submission method at this link :-

UK founded student cinema festival of British origin in Middlesbrough, Teesside, North East England. Now opening its doors to worldwide entries!

All shortlisted films will be provided with official festival laurels.

During the festival's award ceremony, trophies will be presented to the winners in each category:

- Best Short Drama
- Best Short Documentary
- Best Animation
- Best Experimental
- Best Cinematography
- Best Editing Award
- Best Screenplay
- UKCineFest Young Filmmaker Award
- The 1 Actor, 1 Location, 1 Minute Challenge
- Under 16 Schools’ Film Competition

UKCineFest is open to all students in and out of the UK . You eligible as long as you are a student at either School, College or University or have been in the past year. Entry to the UK CineFest is free. All you need to do is submit via FilmFreeway or use our alternative submission method, outlined on the website.
Submissions must be no longer than 25 minutes. Quality will be weighed against length when constructing the festival's reel.

Overall Rating
  • Jake McNeil

    Nice little festival with great films shown.

    May 2018
  • Awesome festival!
    No flaws I could think of! Looking forward to attend next year!

    May 2018
  • Was a nice little festival but I believe that it could have been organised a little better, it could have used a catalog to know what films are screening when. And the projectors needed to be calibrated for the films as it was clear the contrast was too high and made films look either under or over exposed.

    May 2018