Europe Film Festival UK has started in early 2020 pandemic time as a filmmaker community-led online film competition. Powered by independent creators, run for independent creators, the initiative became a hub of filmmakers joining forces to add visibility to its winners.

Post pandemic, PAN Productions in collaboration with Local Film Awards (LFA) is now taking steps with a focus on having stronger local presence.

Our transition in 2023…

Keeping our nomadic spirit, we are in contact with several local cinema clubs and community centres to cooperate in expanding their scope towards new independent productions. With our unique model, we are offering them selected independent short films, engaging film-loving community groups, sourcing their screenings with award-winning independent productions, and cross-promote their events in pursuit to be a role model in creating synergy with local communities and increasing visibility of independent filmmaking.

To realise this vision, PAN Productions has entered into a business partnership with below partners to run the first round in 2023 in London:

Coordination: Local Film Awards (LFA)
Community Engagement: Babel Film Club
Venue Partners: Babel Art House + Fieldseat Kit@pEvi

How we work?
With LFA guidance, we follow below principles.

We “organ” ise..
Powered by a production company, supported by an academic advisory to lead our our jury, we partner with local Cinema Clubs for community engagement and Local Venues and with Event Partners to bring glory to our awards celebrations.. Design and Comms Team, integral to our operations, is tasked to maximise our online presence. All this is held together by the project coordinator.

We plan and execute..

We are forecasting two 6 month periods per year. The Jury initiates each season with a kick off meeting. The local Cinema Club communicates the upcoming screenings. The Awards Team is tasked to deliver the final ceremony.

We “share”…
We support our rating and evaluation with half of our budget and use the rest to add the exposure of our applicants and engage their experience with our design, communications, marketing, community engagement and legal engagements. We work in partnership with venues for maximum efficiency.

All shortlisted productions will benefit from offline screening in collaboration with local Cinema Clubs expanding their scope to independent filmmakers.

Going forward, we aim to scale up engaging additional partnerships with wider local film screening events.

AWARDS - SHORT FILMS

BEST FILM
BEST ACTOR
BEST ACTRESS
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST SOUNDTRACK
BEST EDITING

1. Registration for the competition should be made via FilmFreeway.com, then the applicant will receive email notification of registration. All films must be submitted in a digital format.

Registration link:

FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/EuropeFilmFestival

More details about the festival: http://europefilmfestival.com/

Non-English films must have English subtitles.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT:

Pornography, any non-proper content videos.

Submitted films may have been made anywhere in the world, without any distinction.

Each applicant can register multiple films.

2. GENRES/CATEGORY
All film types of genres are accepted. Films should be submitted into the correct category, otherwise, automatically disqualified by the festival.

3. SELECTED FILMS/AWARDS/NOTIFICATION DATE/WAIVER CODE/REFUND
Notification Date can be changed.
The notification date can be changed by the committee.
The deadline of the application can be extended by the committee.
The selected films will be published on the europefilmfestival.com, and also the selected films applicants receive a mail of selection.
The jury consists of specialized artists and directors.
All Award Winners receive Europe Film Festival U.K. (EFFUK) Laurel and certificate.

The winner films are rated at their respective IMDb pages (if applicable).

The film and director name will be shared on our social media such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, DeviantArt, and so on.

We never give a guarantee of winning within the film festival (with waiver code or direct submission). We only have two categories for advertising purposes: Exclusive Interview and Critique Review.

We do not have a refund option.

The winners will be added "Europe Film Festival U.K. (EFFUK) Network".

4. VIDEO SUPPORT FOR SELECTED FILMS
In the case of selection, the applicant should send his/her film via wetransfer.com to the festival organization. This video should be in a usable format for projection, the basic format is required HD720p,FullHD 1080p, 2.5k and 4k.

5. COPYRIGHTS
By submitting your request on our website you agree to let us use your submitted data to create what you have asked for.
The applicant and / or production and / or holder of the rights of each film by subscribing to the festival claims to be in possession of the rights of reproduction video and audio of the film.
The author and / or production and / or holder of the rights of each film authorize the festival organization to use parts of their film (maximum 1 minute) for creating promotional films for this festival and for future editions.
The author and / or production and / or holder of the rights of each film grant rights to public screening inside the Europe Film Festival U.K. (EFFUK) without any claims.
Any material sent to the organization of the festival will not be returned.

6. DATA USAGE RULES
By submitting your film to our festival you agree that your piece of work (full film or trailer) can be uploaded/embed on our website (www.europefilmfestival.com ). The author and/or production and/or holder of the rights of all selected films authorize the publication of their data on www.europefilmfestival.com site and on every type of distribution channel as a promotion. Europe Film Festival U.K. (EFFUK) DOES NOT PAY SCREENING FEES. In the 2021-2022 year, winners will get special plaques as awards. By submitting your film via FilmFreeway, you acknowledge that the festival will not pay to present your work.
The winning director allows her or his trailer to be used by the festival for advertising purposes such as social media posts.

7. ACCEPTANCE OF THE RULES
The admission to the Europe Film Festival U.K. (EFFUK) implies the unconditional acceptance of this regulation.
For any dispute not covered by the Regulation, the competent authority is the organization of the Europe Film Festival U.K. (EFFUK).

8. PRIVACY/DISCLAIMER
Subscribers to the Europe Film Festival U.K. (EFFUK) agree as established by Legislative Decree 30 June 2003, No. 196 on the protection of privacy, the use of personal data for all initiatives related to the event. The Author of the film declares to accept the Regulation in all its parts and to have the legal availability of the film and to authorize the public screening without compensation, freeing the organization of the Festival from any present and future responsibility. With the contest entry, each author is responsible for the content of his work. The author claims to own all rights to the work, not prejudicing in any way the rights of third parties, like other authors, subjects portrayed, transferees of rights, together with those music, etc. . It also declares that the audiovisual material is not protected by SIAE. Under the provisions of Legislative Decree. 30/06/2003 n. 196, we inform the author that the data requested is necessary for completing the documentation of registration to the Europe Film Festival U.K. (EFFUK).

9. CRITIQUE REVIEWS and INTERVIEWS

Critique reviews and interviews will remain on the website for 6 months. There is no commitment for 6 months or more, it can be deleted. After the deadline, critique reviews and interviews send and publish in 14 days. Critique reviews and interviews will be sent in 14-21 days after the notification date.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Lauren Lorenzo

    Thank you for awarding 'A Ghastly Murder' Best Creative Short. My team and I are so happy. Keep up the good work. x

    January 2023
  • Absolutely honoured that Gangland Gold was an award winner at Europe Film Festival. Thank you so much!!

    January 2023
  • Great festival, professional and well organized ! We thank you that our film WHEN THE WOODLARK SINGS is the Jury Diamond Awards Winner in the category Best Feature / Best First-Time Director! Wonderful experience!

    January 2023
  • The Europe Film Festival Team are very friendly and professional, right on time and great at communication. Definitely recommend to filmmakers seeking to further their career and receive the recognition you deserve!

    November 2022
  • Thanks so much to all the organizers of the European Film Festival UK for having awarded my shortcut, 'Why Are You Silent, Peter?’, with the Best Short Drama award!

    November 2022