LONDON'S FIRST MONTHLY SUBTITLED POP-UP CINEMA
At The Film Bunch, we showcase short films from upcoming filmmakers from around the world. Our mission is to improve access for deaf and hard-of-hearing people to mainstream short films, so we provide subtitles, British Sign Language interpreters and live captioning at our events.
Every month, we hold a short film screening and networking event in East London to bring film fans together. It’s a chance for people to indulge themselves in great films, in great company. We mix it up with Q&As, quizzes and themed events. Films span a variety of genres and must be under 20 minutes.
Filmmakers can benefit from adding subtitles to their films - it can increase their audience, including deaf/hard-of-hearing viewers and non-native English speakers.
Our events create an open and supportive space for everyone to connect and collaborate.
For more information, please contact us.
Rules & Terms
Who can submit a film?
Anyone! Our screenings are in London, UK but you don’t need to be local to submit your film. We welcome submissions from all over the world. There is no age restriction.
What kind of films can I submit?
Your film can be of any genre. Films should be under 20 minutes.
How do I submit my entry?
Submit your film via FilmFreeway. If your film is selected, we will contact you to ask for the video file through a downloadable link (e.g. WeTransfer, Dropbox, Vimeo, Google Drive, FilmFreeway). If it’s not possible for you to send us the video file this way, please contact us.
How many times can I submit my film?
You only need to submit once - we keep a record of all the films sent to us.
Can I submit a film that is already online or has been previously screened elsewhere?
Can I enter more than one film?
You may enter as many films as you like.
My film doesn’t have subtitles. Can I submit it and then add subtitles after if selected?
No. Some of our judges are deaf/hard-of-hearing and will need all submissions to have subtitles.
My film has no dialogue. Can I submit it without subtitles?
Usually, yes. If there are noises that can be captioned, we would prefer that.
My film is not in English, can I submit it?
Yes, just make sure English subtitles are available.
- Filmmakers must own or control copyright for all their work.