It's DFFB 2022! That means it's the 7TH ANNUAL DFFB!

We've been so happy to be bringing free film screenings to Bradford (and now also Oakland, CA) since 2016. We pride ourselves on being filmmaker-focused and putting unique and interesting films in front of new audiences without charging crazy ticket prices for screenings.

2021 saw one of, if not THE best year ever so we are ready and rarin' to get back for 2022! We can't wait to see the films you've been working on and show them to whole new audiences!

My goal in founding Drunken Film Fest was to provide comfortable, unique, and most importantly FREE spaces to show our films. That led me to the amazing local pub scene of Bradford - hence 'Drunken' Film Fest. It's not about getting drunk on booze; it's about getting drunk on film, having great conversations, and exploring the amazing venues this city has to offer.

— Jax Griffin, festival founder and director

Winning films will be reviewed for the amazing film magazine Film Inquiry

Check out some of the previous reviews (2021 forthcoming!):


2. All films must be available to be screened in the United Kingdom and be free of licensing fees.

3. All films must be available in a screenable format (1080 Quicktime).

4. All films must have been completed after 01 January 2020.

5. Submissions must not be freely available online at time of entry.

6. Films made in languages other than English must include subtitles.

7. Please include copy of Student ID with all student film submissions.

8. By entering Drunken Film Fest - Bradford, you give the organisers of the festival permission to screen your film and to use any promotional stills or descriptions for festival advertising. You may of course wthdraw from the festival at any time, but unfortunately we can not offer refunds.

Overall Rating
  • Matt Harris-Freeth

    Such an ace festival. Jax and the team are great and you can really tell they care about the filmmakers and the audiences. I've had a couple of films screened at the festival over the years and although I haven't been able to attend I felt included in the event. I will certainly continue to enter the festival with new projects and hopefully get a chance to visit in person one day.

    January 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Matt. It was a genuine pleasure to watch a bar full of Bradfordians sing along to your video

  • Alain Mercieca

    Wonderful intiative, love this event, we need more of these around the world!

    December 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much, Alain! Maybe they’ll be more of us someday!!


    Loved this festival, had an awesome time screening my short film The Hobbyhorser for the 2021 festival. Jax and the guys were brilliant from the start and a lot of love and hard work went into making the festival happen. I just wish that all of the smaller mid scale festivals put this much effort into a festival. Thanks for having me guys!

    December 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the kind words, Marc!! It was an absolute joy and honour to show The Hobbyhorser and I was so thrilled you were able to make it up to the screening. Glad our passion for the films (and filmmakers) comes across and hope to screen more from you in future!

  • Lou Sumray

    How lucky are we in Bradford to have this film festival and I was delighted to have my animation chosen to be part of it. Obviously due to Covid things were different this year but it didn't stop the Festival giving off warmth and inspiration. Looking forward to hopefully being on the streets next year.

    December 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Lou! Looking forward to screening more of your amazing animations!

  • Tommy Mack

    I like these guys! A lot of fests are impersonal, but these guys are not only professional, but they're just cool to deal with. If we weren't in lockdown, I would have gladly flown from LA to Bradford to hang out and network. Nevertheless, I highly recommend this festival to all. BTW, they have totally epic laurels!

    December 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much, Tommy! We love our laurels too!!! Maybe one day we'll get you out to Bradford!!