CINECITY is the South East's largest film festival and has been celebrating cinema in all its forms for 16 years in Brighton and beyond. In 2018 we held 67 events, had more than 9,000 admissions and welcomed fantastic talent including Carol Morley, Ben Wheatley and many more to Brighton for two weeks of adventures in world cinema.

In 2019 CINECITY will have three film submissions categories:

UNDER-25s EMERGING TALENT
Short films (under 15 mins) made by local filmmakers aged under-25. We welcome submissions from Brighton & Hove, East and West Sussex.

CINECITY OPEN
Short films (under 45 mins) made by local filmmakers. We welcome submissions from Brighton & Hove, East and West Sussex.

FEATURE FILMS
UK & International film submissions over 45 minutes to be featured in our main programme. Films of all genres are accepted in this category, including experimental.

CINECITY charges a submission fee to cover the submissions viewing team time and administration.

In 2019 CINECITY is taking submissions in 3 separate categories. Please read the below Rules & Terms for the category that applies to your project.

UNDER-25s EMERGING TALENT

1. At least two out of three of the main creative team (director, writer, producer) are aged 25 or under before November 2019
2. The producer, director or writer lives, works or studies in Brighton & Hove, East or West Sussex AND/OR a significant part of the film’s production took place in Brighton & Hove, East or West Sussex
3. Films must have been completed since September 2018
4. CINECITY does not require any premiere status, however films are not accepted if they are already available online for public viewing
5. Films must be no longer than 15 minutes
6. All entries must be in English or contain English subtitles
7. By submitting your film, you agree not to withdraw your film from CINECITY after it has been selected by our selection team
8. Submissions also certifies that all film and music rights and clearances have been obtained in accordance with UK copyright laws

CINECITY OPEN

1. At least one out of the three main creative team (director, writer, producer) lives, works or studies in Brighton & Hove, East or West Sussex AND/OR significant part of the film’s production took place in Brighton & Hove, East or West Sussex.
2. Films must have been completed since September 2018
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. Films over 45 minutes may be eligible for Feature Film submission
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

FEATURE FILMS

1. Films must have been completed since June 2018
2. CINECITY does not require any premiere status, however films are not accepted if they are already available online for public viewing
3. Films must be longer than 45 minutes. Films under 45 minutes may be eligible for CINECITY Open submissions
4. All entries must be in English or contain English subtitles
5. By submitting your film, you agree not to withdraw your film from CINECITY after it has been accepted by our selection team
6. Submission also certifies that all film and music rights and clearances have been obtained in accordance with UK copyright laws

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  • Matt Page

    Fantastic, well organised and diverse festival. Pre screening communication with from the Cinecity team excellent. The screening took place at Fabrica (a converted church in the city centre) - lovely venue, well marketed and sold out capacity. Recommended.

    February 2019