-About The Festival-

The We The Peoples Film Festival screens films related to international development, human security, human rights, the environment and related global issues.

The We the Peoples Film Festival is in its 18th season and has screened more than 400 films and initiated the UK's first peace-themed film season, video-streaming workshops for Non-Governmental Organisations, and the world’s first festival of films on international development by young directors.

Festival Aims
Encourage filmmakers/creatives to work together to raise awareness of the Three Pillars of Freedom through screening of films created around these themes.

Three Pillars of Freedom and the Environment
* Freedom from want: Through the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
* Freedom from fear: Through efforts to bring about collective security and peace.
* Freedom to live in dignity: Through the application of justice for all, from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

We The People’s Film Festival initiated the UK’s first peace themed season, video streaming workshops for NGOs. It's screenings take place in cinemas in universities, cafes, clubs and other venues as well as commercial cinemas in London.

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Best Film in Festival
Best Short
Best Film: Human Development
Best Film: Human Rights
Best Film: Human Security
Best Film: Environment

Submissions will be accepted from January 25 2023
Submission Format
Films can also be submitted either via online screener or by Two(2) DVDS. The tracking number, film title, film category and running time MUST be clearly labelled on the two DVDs. Please avoid stickers on the cover. Submitted copies will not be returned

Please note
Insurance is your responsibility. We will not return your submission unless payment is arranged.
If your submission is chosen for screening, we will notify you before 20 October 2023. The judges decision is final.

Material release statement
As the producers authorised representative, I accept the conditions as set out on the festival website and I grant its organisers the rights to publicly display the material during the We the Peoples Film Festival in November 2023 as well as to use footage for any promotional from the film/video and its publicity materials for associated promotional purposes.

Overall Rating
  • Zahra Ahadi

    Thank you for this fantastic film festival. It was a pleasure to be a part of it.

    December 2019
  • I'm immensely proud that my film, The Truth: Lost at Sea, won the Best Film award in the Human Security category at the 2018 edition of the festival. Also, the communications with the festival organizers were top-notch, and they kept in touch with me even after the festival for remaining questions I had. They also dedicated the time at my screening for one of the characters in my film to address the audience in a Q&A session, since I could not attend myself. Bold festival with a strong line-up. I'll definitely submit future projects to them again.

    September 2019
  • Al Rabih Rami

    I was not able to attend, but the communication was good, and I was very happy to know that my film will be screened in this festival. It showcases and promotes film which matters and subject related to human rights. Will definitely apply with future projects.

    December 2018