All emerging creatives deserve to have their work reach the potential it aspires to.

Young Surrey is the short film festival for starting filmmakers, a space to meet new colleagues, exhibit your work to a wider audience, and gain the aid to continue your filmmaking journey.

We have departed from the hierarchal and competitive nature of traditional film festivals, and instead, we provide new independent filmmakers with a supportive network to facilitate the screening and distribution of their work.

Join us in the summer of 2023 for an exciting four-day festival with workshops, guest industry speakers, panels, and networking events.

The most promising film of each category will be supported by the Young Surrey team to have the work screened in other festivals and venues.


Young Surrey is a short film festival and only accepts submissions that are up to 30 minutes long.

Non-completed films in the post-production stage can be submitted with the most recent draft. Accompanied with notes of how the final film will look like and a guarantee that the finished film will be sent to the Young Surrey team before the 20th of May.

Open to international submissions.

All non-English language films should have English subtitles.

All rights, permissions, and clearances must be obtained prior to submission.

A film should only be submitted in one category.

We only accept digital submissions and don't accept DVDs or other physical formats for submissions.

All submissions must also accompany a poster and/or stills of the film.

Overall Rating
  • Chaz Parvez

    This was a wonderful event.
    Despite the technical issues, the team worked hard to resolve them.
    Really nice people and a fantastic venue.
    Highly recommended.

    July 2023
  • Thank you so much to the entire festival team at the Young Surrey Film Festival for selecting my film Stuffed. You put on a fantastic event and I definitely recommend that people submit to this for the next installment!

    June 2023