The UK Film Review Festival is an international online film festival in partnership with our sister VOD platform UK Film Channel.

Ours is a unique movie event, as not only do we showcase filmmakers from across the globe, we also provide a film review for EVERY film that enters. So even if you don't get official selection, you still get something by submitting.

We accept short films and feature-length. There is no production date requirement - submit any films you have made from previous years/decades.

ALSO, if your film received a 5-star review from us - you will get GUARANTEED OFFICIAL SELECTION if you submit via FilmFreeway. Feel free to submit for a review via our website.

Our jury is made up of experienced film critics who have a passion for watching and reviewing all kinds of movies - no matter the budget.

Our festival event will take place over a weekend in November, whereby all the official selections will be available to watch online via our VOD platform - UK Film Channel.

Please do not submit your film if you are unable to provide us with the following by September 1st 2021: digital copy of the film, digital copy of the trailer, portrait poster, English closed captions files in .srt type for both the film and trailer.

- £200 CASH PRIZE for Best in Fest (1 film across all categories)
- Official Selection and Winner logos
- Placement on the IMDb page for Winners
- Featured on the UK Film Review Podcast
- Filmmaker Interview Opportunity for ALL Winners
- Film review for EVERY film that enters

Entries must be submitted before the deadlines.
Filmmakers are responsible for providing working viewing links.

The nonrefundable entry fee must be payable in GBP to UK Film Review via FilmFreeway. When submitting to the festival you are agreeing that, if selected and the invitation accepted, to screen the submitted film during the dates of the festival. UKFRF will not pay any screening fees for presentation of the film during the festival. The only exception would be if there is a negotiated agreement preceding the submission of the film to UKFRF. Screenings will take place online via the UK Film Channel platform.

The UKFRF is a competitive showcase for domestic and international feature films, documentaries and shorts. The UKFRF reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project submitted. There is no limit to the number of entries.

All foreign language entries must have English subtitles. Projects must be submitted for consideration as an online screener. PAL format will not be accepted. Works in progress will not be considered for the UKFRF. Works in progress will not be screened in the festival. Screening material, press and any application materials sent to UKFRF will NOT be returned. If you did not receive a confirmation of submission, please email

The UK Film Review Festival is a competitive event and unless notified otherwise, all films officially selected are eligible for competition. For a list of competitive categories, please see our FilmFreeway page in the categories section. All films are nominated and voted upon by an impartial jury of UK Film Review critics and/or guest judges from the industry.

If selected, the UKFRF will require an Electronic Press Kit (EPK) to include high-resolution production stills, key art, bio and filmography of the director, production notes and full cast and crew credits. Public trailer links and relevant social media links will also be useful.

We only accept digital screeners. No prints or physical copies can be accepted.

Submission of an entry gives the UKFRF permission to have excerpts of accepted work, including film trailers, shown in all promotional activities related to the festival.

Films selected for the UKFRF will be notified no later than October 5th, 2021. We reserve the right to notify filmmakers at any stage.

Whilst we will take all measures possible to prevent online copyright infringement, including password protecting online films and online event access, we take no responsibility for any illegal sharing of films or assets.

Overall Rating
  • Harvey Puttock

    Brilliant festival with great support from the team. Will definitely be submitting to them again!

    June 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your kind words Harvey, we can't wait to see your next film and it's awesome to see Life's a Show available on Vimeo!

  • We had a great review from UK Film review for our short film “Dear John, I’m Sorry” and even got to feature on their podcast, had a great time and would recommend.

    January 2022
    Response from festival:

    Hi Iain,

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. We thoroughly enjoyed showing your film during our festival and chatting about it on the podcast.

    We hope to see you again this year with another film!

    Best wishes,
    UK Film Review Festival Team.

  • Fantastic festival with great response and fair judgement. We look forward to submitting our next two projects to UKFR in 2022!

    January 2022
    Response from festival:

    Hi Will,

    Wow - thank you so much for your kind words. We can't wait to see your two films this year! We will also look to improve the networking element this year.

    Best wishes,
    The UK Film Review Festival Team.

  • Deane Thomas

    An amazing experience and incredible support. We were fortunate to have our project Three Wise Men Parallel Lives selected. This is an event highly recommended for those who would like a truly honest view of their works. Keep up the good work guys!

    January 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Deane - we were so thrilled to show Three Wise Men Parallel Lives. We hope to see more from you soon! Best wishes, the UK Film Review Festival Team.

  • The UK Film Review Festival journey for us started when we submitted our Project "Danny Boy" through their website for review.

    Their reader connected with our material and gave us, to our surprise, a very awesome 5 Stars! We were then invited to submit to the festival.

    The communication was thorough and fair, the coverage on the podcast of the finalist was great our team ended up with a win for BEST DRAMA/THRILLER.

    Win aside we felt very good about our experience with the team at this festival. Thank you

    December 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Cory for your lovely review. It was an honour to review and show your film at our online film festival. We can't wait to see what you do next - stay in touch. Best wishes, UK Film Review Festival Team.