LONDON'S FIRST MONTHLY SUBTITLED POP-UP CINEMA

PLEASE READ RULES BEFORE SUBMITTING
If your film does not meet our guidelines, it will be disqualified.

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.

For our subtitle guide, visit: thefilmbunch.com

Rules & Terms

What kind of films can I submit?
Your film can be of any genre. Films should be under 20 minutes and must have English captions.

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). If it’s not possible for you to send us the video file this way, please contact us.

Should I provide SRT files or burned-in captions?
We prefer SRT files as this will allow us to make sure the captions are up to our standards. You may submit a burned-in version but if your film is selected, you will also need to send us a version without captions.

My film doesn’t have captions. Can I submit it and then add captions after if selected?
No. Some of our judges are deaf/hard-of-hearing and will need all submissions to have captions.

My film has no dialogue. Can I submit it without captions?
Yes, but sounds that are not visible to the eye will still need to be captioned.

My film is not in English, can I submit it?
Yes, just make sure English subtitles are available.

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?
Absolutely.

Can I enter more than one film?
You may enter as many films as you like.

- Filmmakers must own or control copyright for all their work.

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    eiraj afkar

    I am grateful to the festival for festival

    January 2017
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    SAHERA KHAN

    I attended the event but my film was not selected on the screen. I enjoyed to watching the films with English subtitles and met new faces. Also it provided BSL signer for the event.

    September 2016
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    laurent rouy

    We could'nt attend, unfortunately, but the contact was great and the festival team helpfull, giving prompt answers to questions. Film was nicely advertized in festival FB and website. I would definitely recommand. Maybe a suggestion?: Decide which film is "the best" and give an award! No need for a statuette. An e mail is already great!! (currently the Film Bunch is non competitive). THANK YOU!!!

    September 2016
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    Ignacio Redondo

    Great festival. Very good communication. Highly recommended!!

    September 2016