IndieFlicks is the UK's monthly film festival, supporting the best up and coming filmmakers from around the world. IndieFlicks is continuously growing, hosting simultaneous screenings in London, Liverpool, Manchester & Sheffield.

"They only pick the best films for their screenings so it's not only a great festival to enter, but a great film night to attend. I've enjoyed every film i've seen so far.”
Chris Cronin, Director.

How our monthly festival works…

Our Monthly Festival is a showcase of Short films from around the world, screening 50 minutes of short film in the first half, followed by our selected Feature Short in the second. We also host a Q&A with filmmakers able to attend and talks with local creatives.
At each event, two films will be selected to win either one of our awards:

The People’s Choice Award
The Directors Choice Award

Films included in the first half are nominated for our 'The People's Choice Award’; This is evidently voted for our audiences on the night and votes are calculated collectively from all of our venues.

In the second half of the night we host our 'Feature Short', one film no longer than 50 minutes. This is our headliner for the event. This film is awarded, ‘The Directors Choice Award’, one that our Judging panel felt deserves recognition.

"Not only is IndieFlicks a brilliant opportunity to network within the Manchester filmmaking community, it offers insight into short filmmaking approaches worldwide."
Martyn Ellis, Sound Engineer, Noise Four

Awards & Prizes

An 'Official Selection' gratification and 2 x complimentary ticket awarded to each film selected on the night.


'IndieFlicks Peoples Choice' award.
'IndieFlicks Directors Choice' award.

(Each award is selected on the night of the screening)


Free entry into ‘North West Kino Kabaret’, hosted in Liverpool each year. 

The Kino Kabaret is a filmmaking challenge, with a difference. A week is split into two rounds. At the start of each round you can pitch your own film or join a production team. You then have until the end of that round to film, finish and export your work before presenting it at a live public screening.

Rules & Terms



All films must be submitted in a digital format.


We do not send out discount waivers or free entries.

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We accept and review both UK & international films.
All films are viewed by IndieFlicks.
IndieFlicks will make the final decisions and notify filmmakers accordingly.
All decisions are final and feedback for individual films unavailable.


Foreign language films must be submitted with English subtitles.

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By submitting, you hereby agree IndieFlicks may use your work for promotional purposes.

9 Reviews

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    Luke Bourne

    Great festival, very friendly and relaxed atmosphere with a good selection of films. John was very kind and supportive of my film and put me at ease when answering questions infront of the audience.
    Highly recommend this festival and hope to be at a screening again soon.

    August 2017
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    Anastasia Dyakova

    It looks like a really great festival to attend =) Thank you very much for your work, please keep doing it.

    June 2017
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    Andy Porter

    A brilliant experience. The Festival evening was full of exciting, creative short films and very professionally managed and run. The idea of simultaneous events happening every month in different cities is a good one that also lend itself to a broader, shared social media experience - looking forward to seeing Indieflicks grow and maybe even go international - for now though, the home venue, in Manchester's Northern Quarter is perfect for a friendly, knowledgeable audience both to enjoy the films and share ideas.

    June 2017
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    Adam Losurdo

    Allow I wasn't able to attend, it was a stellar festival to be a part of. Everyone on the Indie Flicks team was great by helping to spread the word about all of the films including my own. There was fantastic communication throughout the process and kind words towards my work. Thank you for having us!

    June 2017
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    Response from festival:

    And was an absolute pleasure to showcase your film!
    Our audiences loved it and we are a new found fan of yours.
    Hope to see your work again in the neat future.

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    Francois Albaranes

    Great festival ! Good communication ! Thanks :-)

    April 2017