Welcome to our 2nd season!

We love monochrome film and really wanted to create a short film festival showcasing some of the best works from around the world.
There's just something about the choices made when mixing the shades of a single colour and bringing it to life on screen. It really highlights the art of storytelling, cinematography and lighting in its purest form.

Alongside the film competition will be a short script contest.

The work will be reviewed by seasoned industry professionals, including guest judges. From award winners to veterans of their respective crafts. We want your projects to be successful, and that's why we're handpicking our judges, people who will review your work with the care and respect it deserves.

The event will be held in the amazing Whirled Cinema in Brixton, London in the second week of November.

It will be a great chance to network with other industry professionals, enjoy a night of great films, sit back and enjoy refreshments while you watch the big screen!

We know how expensive filmmaking can be and have kept our prices low in consideration of the filmmaking and writing community.

Film award winners will receive a statuette on the night and certificates will be emailed.
Script award winners will receive certificates by email.

Best Short Film ( all genres )
Best Student Short ( all genres )
Best Documentary
Best British Short ( all genres )
Best Foreign Film ( all genres )
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Thriller
Best Sci-fi / Fantasy
Best Action / Adventure
Best Animation
Best Experimental Short
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Script ( all genres )

NOTE: All films not in English MUST HAVE English subtitles!
NOTE: All films in MONOCHROME or B+W....only!
NOTE: All scripts in English ONLY.

We welcome films and scripts from any year.
We welcome ALL genres.
Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories separately.
Short Films must be 45 minutes or under to enter the competition. There is no lower limit on run time.
Short Scripts must be 45 pages or under to enter the competition.

There must be access to your project via this platform, and/or a private link.
We may request hard copies: EG; USB / External Drives / DVD's from ALL OFFICIAL SELECTIONS, just in case there are technical issues with any original project files pending the festival etc. So please, please, keep that in mind!!

The festival reserves the right to place entries into alternative categories if they feel it is to the benefit of the title.

Please note that if we do not receive enough acceptable submissions for each category, we will merge them e.g. Student Films will be moved into Best Short Film etc.

Submissions must be an original work of the applicant’s team and not based, in whole or part, on another author’s work (unless underlying material is in public domain). You agree that you will not submit any content that is libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, sexually, racially, culturally, or ethnically offensive, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, discriminatory or abusive.

By submitting your film, you allow The Monochrome Film Festival to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster/stills) for promotional purpose. A short synopsis and digital still photo is required for all scripts and all film entries for the jury, and for our website announcements should you win.

DISCLAIMER: Be sure to have full permissions and copyrights in place, as we accept no responsibility or legal challenge against screened works that have been submitted to this film festival. ALL of your material and property will be protected by organisers and judges, at all times throughout the festival. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Monochrome Film Festival, its management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Any award statuettes in need of posting will require you to cover your Postage & Packaging, we use Royal Mail - so all prices can be checked and tracked.

Overall Rating
  • Really great festival and we certainly enjoyed the evening

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Garo! Best of luck with the rest of your festival run for 'TANIEL'. We were honoured to screen it.

  • Margaret Dane

    Very pleased to have been a finalist and won my category in this new and remarkble festival. The communication was great, which can be patchy with other festivals. My experience with them was top notch. Filmmakers and scriptwriters will not be disappointed with Monochrome Film Festival.

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Margaret! It was a pleasure reading your work.

  • Thanks for selecting 'Wonderland' as a Finalist for the short script part of the festival. It was kind of you to say it was 'really funny' and gave me a much needed boost.

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Eileen! We very much look forward to reading future works by you.