The Wirral International Film Festival was conceived in 2007 by Filmmakers Alan Veste and Phil Bimpson. They wanted at first to give a platform for local filmmakers to show their films to the
public. They also decided to include Wirral’s sister towns and provinces which were, Latina in Italy, Lorient and Gennevilliers in France and Midland Texas in U.S.A. So anyone with a Wirral connection were allowed to submit.

Alan & Phil flew to France and Italy to make connections with their filmmakers. While they were in Italy they met with the Director of The Latina Film Commission Rino Piccolo who showed great interest in what they were doing and has proceeded to give his support and collaboration to this date.

Through research they discovered that the Director Alan Clarke ( Scum, The Firm, Made in England, Rita, Sue and Bob Too) was born in Wirral but has since passed away. They decided that they would honour him with an award dedicated in his memory
for any filmmaker with outstanding skills. His family attend each year on the award night to present. Awards are also presented in all the other categories to filmmakers.

Since it’s conception the Wirral International Film Festival has grown from strength to strength with more submissions every year. Interest has been that keen that the organizers have decided to open up the Festival worldwide to all film makers.

Awards are given to all categories and individual involvement in all aspects of film-making


You are also allowed to submit as many films as you want.
How to Submit your film
Please send all films on DVD PAL or email or vimeo and youtube link with an accompanying letter which includes your
contact details, a short synopsis, list of credits and running time.
Once you have sent your film, please send an email to to notify us
Of your dispatch date. We will then send you a confirmation email on receipt of your
Please send all films to the following address:
36, Oakdale Avenue,
CH44 7EU
United Kingdom.
We do not accept any responsibility for any postal damage, so take care and make sure
your DVD’s are in a case.

Overall Rating
  • Paul Moxon

    We were very happy to receive an official selection for "Karma". Unfortunately, I can't rate the actual event because the festival had to be postponed due to difficulties with the venue and we were unable to attend the new dates.
    They seemed to be a festival for filmmakers and obviously have a passion for film itself, so we were very excited to take part.

    I think the only point I would raise is that they were a bit poor when it came to communicating with filmmakers or promoting the event.

    April 2018
  • Heaven Kid

    This is indeed a great film festival. Not only is the organization perfect, but the service is wonderful as well. We enjoyed being part of it.

    September 2017
  • Can't review this Festival on the 16th September '17 because they have a problem with their venue and its been postponed until the 23-25th November '17...

    September 2017
  • 尹宣 王

    Surprise received international parcels
    beautiful trophy !
    Thank you for all the good festivals.

    January 2017
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    Response from festival:

    You are very welcome. We are pleased you liked it. Could you please take a photograph of you and the award and post it on our Facebook page Liverpool International Film Festival.Thank you

  • Caro Alexis

    I couldn't attend to this festival but it really looked great. There was a very friendly and responsive staff!

    December 2016