The UK Monthly Film Fest is a monthly film festival offering filmmakers from around the world the opportunity to showcase their work. Because each session opens around every 8 weeks filmmakers will be able to get feedback on their films quickly as to whether they have been officially selected or in fact if they are winners of one of the categories.

In addition to this selected entries and winners will be offered the chance to have their work displayed on our website for public viewing (subject to your consent) and this is provided free. We are filmmakers ourselves and we recognise the importance of getting feedback as soon as possible.

Winners will be announced on our website and social media pages. All monthly official selections and winners will also be listed on our website for a rolling 12 months.

Each Monthly session runs for around 8 weeks. Please check the session dates for details on FilmFreeway.

The screenings for the best of the best 2019/2020 season will take place in the summer of 2020 with the exact dates yet to be confirmed.

PLEASE NOTE: Covid 19 update - As a result of the Coronovirus we will be running our Best of the Best annual screening remotely between the judges in June with the winners announced at the end of June.Stay Safe, stay inside!

Applicants will be notified if they have been considered to be part of the official selection before the notification date. Official selection laurels are available on the website.

Please make sure that films are entered into the right categories (length is the main issue) as otherwise they will be disqualified to keep it fair for all filmmaker entries.

Best Super Short
Best Documentary
Best Student Film
Best Horror
Best Comedy
Best Film 30 minutes or under
Best Longer Film over 30 minutes
Best Animation

Electronic Winners Certificate for each winner upon request.
Overall winner for the month which is entered into the Best of the Best for the year competition.

The following rules constitute the conditions under which films, videos, and other materials may be submitted to the UK Monthly Film Festival. All submissions are subject to these rules.

•All films that are not in English must have English language subtitles.
•Entry fees must be paid in full at time of submission. Fees must be paid in GBP currency. No cash payments are accepted. All entry fees are non-refundable.
• Each Category does specify a maximum length - these should be abided by.
•Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted. A separate submission and a separate entry fee must accompany each entry.
•Only submissions with completed submission fields and entry fees will be considered. Submissions received without a completed submission, an entry fee, or a screener will not be accepted.
•No postal submissions accepted.
•Proof of Student Status is required for entry to the Student category.
•Notice of receipt of submissions will be posted via submitter’s FilmFreeway account. It is the submitter’s responsibility to track the status of their submission. Submissions are generally updated to- “In Consideration” within 2-4 weeks of receipt.
•The releases for all content including, but not limited to, music and talent must be obtained by the filmmaker. The UK Monthly Film Festival is not liable for any copyright infringement or unauthorized usage. Any film accepted into the UK Monthly Film Festival may be subjected to a pre-screen for any possible infringements.

If your film is selected to screen at the UK Monthly Film Festival , the following conditions also apply:
•You will need to provide a digital HD fine cut of your film without any interactive menus, bars or tone.
•UK Monthly Film Festival is not liable for any damage to submitted materials.


I acknowledge that I have read and understand the submission rules and declare that my submission is in compliance with all of the submission rules of UK Monthly Film Festival and FilmFreeway. I agree to abide by the submission rules, and accept full responsibility for any and all content, finished or in-progress. I certify that the film submitted is not subject to litigation, nor is any litigation threatened. I further certify that I am authorized to submit this film to the UK Monthly Film Festival. I understand UK Monthly Film Festival and any of its constituents are not liable or responsible for the unauthorized use of copyrighted material. I accept responsibility for all content, including, but not limited to, pictures, sound, music, dialogue, performances, etc. I agree to hold harmless indemnify, and at my own expense, defend UK Monthly Film Festival, its representatives, officers, employees, and agents, from and against any and all liability, claims, causes of action, and losses or damage, including attorneys' fees arising or alleged to have arisen from the film owner's obligations herein and UK Monthly Film Festival’s handling and exhibition of the submission. I also understand that UK Monthly Film Festival in its sole discretion may decide whether or not to exhibit a film during the festival dates.

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Overall Rating
  • Éric PINÉDA

    It’s a honor to win the award of the best short film.
    Great communication and great festival.

    May 2021
  • Amir Zargara

    Thanks for having us :)

    May 2021
  • Stephen Phillips

    Great Festival,. I will be doing it again.

    December 2020
  • Thanks for selecting my film. A wonderful experience, I look forward to the next one. Excellent communication, clearly run by professionals! Highly recommend it. Congratulations to all festival team.

    October 2020
  • Ebrahim Mohammed

    thanks for selection of the month

    September 2020