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)
- 50% of the revenue made from ticket sales during the festival will be split evenly amongst the filmmakers.
- Official Selection and Winner logos
- Winners receive a plaque
- Placement on the IMDb page for Winners
- Featured on the UK Film Review Podcast
- Filmmaker Interview Opportunity for ALL Winners

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

SUBMISSIONS
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.

ENTRY REGULATIONS
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.

FILM/VIDEO 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 info@ukfilmreview.co.uk.

COMPETITION
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.

PRESS MATERIALS
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.

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

REPRODUCTION AGREEMENT
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.

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

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  • Keif Gwinn

    UK Film Review give fair and balanced reviews of the projects I've submitted, and been a pleasure to work with.

    August 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Keif! Always a pleasure to review your films. Keep up the great work.

  • Excellent organization and very friendly and warm team  

    January 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Luca,

    Thank you so much for your review! We are really grateful. Please keep us updated with all your filmmaking - we can't wait to see what you do next. Best wishes, the UK Film Review Festival Team.

  • Joan Baranow

    The UK Film Review Festival team put together a stellar festival. I loved the Pub gatherings and the eclectic selection of films. The reviews and interviews added even more value. It’s hard to believe that this was their first festival—everything was seamless! Thanks for creating such a warm and inviting experience.

    December 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Joan, your comments mean the world to our team. We are so pleased you enjoyed the UK Film Review Festival's 1st year and thank you so much for submitting your terrific film. We hope to see you again in 2021! Best wishes, the UK Film Review Festival Team.

  • Julien Botzanowski

    Has been a pleasure to join this british festival! Sweet founder, great website and communication. The UKFR-fest gave our oddball feature film "Tranches de Vi" an accurate review article and a nice award (best performance).
    Thanks from all the crew.

    December 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Julien, thanks so much for your kind words. We loved showcasing Tranches de Vi at our online film festival in 2020 and were really impressed by it. Thank you for being part of our event, we hope to see you again next year. Best wishes, the UK Film Review Festival Team.

  • Anton Kudryashov

    Good start to a promising festival!
    These guys clearly love film and run a very professional program. The free film review, filmmaker interview and magazine subscription add a lot of value.

    November 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Anton, what a lovely review. We thoroughly enjoyed promoting your film, thank you so much for submitting your enjoyable comedy short Lybeck! Best wishes and we hope to see you next year, UK Film Review Festival Team.