An annual celebration of cinema from around the world set in the heart of the UK Midlands. UK Screen One International Film Festival is open to all genres and formats. Live screenings of the festival winners are held at 369 Film Studios in Leicester

Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best Short ( under 60 mins )
Best Super Short ( 3 mins and under )
Best Animation
Best Trailer

All films and screenplays must be completed upon submission. No works in progress please.

Short films as well as feature films of any genre and format up to 140 minutes are accepted.

All films must have been made in or after 2013 and have English subtitles (except for music videos and unless English is the main language spoken).

International films not in English MUST be subtitled or dubbed in English.

By submitting your film to our festival you agree that your piece of work (full film or trailer) can be uploaded/embed on our website. The filmmaker/institution that is submitting the film must own the rights to do so and is responsible for the content they are providing. By submitting, the filmmaker allows UK Screen One to create a page for their film without infringing copyright of any kind of form. Any violations of that agreement will result in immediate disqualification from the festival.

How does it work?

After the submission is complete and the film is accepted, we will upload/embed your film/trailer on our Screening Room webpage. Winning films will be highlighted. Category award winning films are screened at the live festival event along with trailers of officially selected films.

Submissions close 1 month before the festival screening date(s) and all officially selected films will be announced on our website and social media pages. All of those selected will be notified through FilmFreeway.

Winners, nominees and unsuccessful films can be deleted from the website after the festival ends as long as the submitter decides to do so.

Judging and Selection
Each submission will be reviewed by two reviewers. Names ofreviewers will not be released until Official Selections are announced
to avoid favoritism.

Judging decisions are final.

Submissions that are found to have violated any of the Eligibility Requirements listed above may be disqualified at any time by UK Screen One.

If you're not sure about something, please email us before you submit. We'll answer your queries as quickly as possible.

Overall Rating
  • Nicholas Connor

    Brilliant film festival that connects well with its filmmakers and is very well organised.

    October 2017
  • Yaron Betan

    Amazing event and festival, Thanks UK Screen One IFF!

    June 2017
  • Ivan Villamel

    My short film won an award at this festival. For a long time they told me they sent the award, but they never sent it. It is not the first festival that tells lies about this issue of sending the award. They could be honest and say they will never send it. I hope the projections and the event were better than the little seriousness to talk to the filmmakers. Horrible feedback. Disappointing. It is a disrespect to the filmmaker.

    June 2017
  • Keith Hayes

    Awesome festival. You should definitely give it a try

    April 2017
  • Steven Adam Renkovish

    Great fest! Loved to be a part of it!

    April 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Adam