inHOUSE Festival is a cross-arts film festival that takes over blank canvas spaces in London to create a one-off festival experience celebrating film, art, fashion and music.

inHOUSE is committed to showcasing emerging talent and unconventional stories in unusual places. In our first year we took over and transformed a disused Fedex warehouse to create a music stage, a catwalk and a large-scale screen. Over five days, we had short and feature films screenings, live scores, live music, dancers and performance artists and a fashion catwalk. In our second year we took over and remodelled a vintage double-decker bus to play host to live bands, a fashion exhibition, theatre, healing sessions and film screenings. Over ten days we took our film programme into the homes of local artists and creatives to host live scored films, short film programmes and live music. We have had press coverage in London, Berlin, Rome, Paris and Warsaw and have achieved sold out screenings and packed performances.

We work with partners and creative talent from the UK and Europe to bring together filmmakers, making connections and enabling collaboration. Our festival venues are unique and atmospheric to each year's edition.

We also offer mentoring and education programmes and are working with local colleges and youth centres to help inspire the next generation of filmmakers.

All inHOUSE Festival screening programmes are curated and all submissions are fully considered by the Programming Team.

inHOUSE Festival accepts documentary films of all lengths and subject matter, originating from anywhere in the world.

All submissions must be in English or contain English subtitles. Non-English entries submitted without subtitles will be automatically disqualified.

Short films must be no more than 20 minutes including credits. Feature films must be over 60 minutes. Films must have been completed after January 2014.

Filmmakers can submit as many films as they want to.

inHOUSE Festival does not have a premiere requirement, but please do inform the programming team about previous screenings by filling the relevant section in the submission form.

All entries are viewed and chosen by the Programming Team. Final selections are at the sole discretion of inHOUSE Festival.

All films selected will be made available for public viewing. All timings, date and venue details will be assigned by inHOUSE Festival.


inHOUSE Festival reserves the right to place films into relevant programme strands.

If selected, the filmmaker grants inHOUSE the right to use publicity materials related to the production (e.g. press kits, posters, stills, etc.) for promotional purposes and to use clips of the selected films for promotional purposes. inHOUSE Festival will not post selected films in their entirety anywhere online.

Selected films will also be eligible for subsequent or additional screenings carried out by inHOUSE Festival outside of the festival itself.


Filmmakers may be invited to attend as guests and/or for Q&As, speeches, awards and panels. Participation is optional.