For two weeks every November, CINECITY brings the best in world cinema to Brighton. The festival encompasses film screenings, exhibitions, Q&As, live scores, retrospectives and pop-ups; screening an eclectic mix of international previews and premieres, treasures from the archive, artists’ moving image, and live cinema events.
Festival highlights have spanned everything from inviting Nick Cave to programme a season exploring Berlin's unique screen presence in 2004, to welcoming the great Agnès Varda to present an illustrated lecture examining her screen career in 2015. In 2013 we paid tribute to Czech filmmaker Jan Švankmajer with an exhibition and retrospective of his work, and last year we celebrated the 70th anniversary of the iconic British classic, Brighton Rock.
Previous guests have included: Ben Wheatley, Laurie Anderson, Clio Barnard, Agnès Varda, Ben Rivers, Andrew Kötting, Laura Mulvey and John Hillcoat.
Each year, CINECITY holds a showcase of films made in Brighton by local film-makers. This year, we're pleased to widen this out to include the wider Sussex region.
We accept films of any genre and this year we particularly welcome art documentaries (this could mean covering anything from music to photography).
1. To qualify, the film must fit at least one of the following criteria:
the producer, director or writer lives, works or studies in Sussex
AND/OR significant part of the film’s production or post-production took place in Sussex
2. Films must have been completed since September 2017
3. CINECITY does not require any premiere status, however films are not accepted if they are already available online for public viewing
4. Films must be no longer than 45 minutes. Please note: unfortunately, we are not accepting features this year
5. All entries must be in English or contain English subtitles
6. By submitting your film, you agree not to withdraw your film from CINECITY after it has been accepted by our selection team
7. Submission also certifies that all film and music rights and clearances have been obtained in accordance with UK copyright laws