Welcome to our 4th season!

We love film and really wanted to create a festival dedicated to productions from around the world. We also have an exclusive part of the festival dedicated to black and white film. 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 November.

It will be a great chance to network with other industry professionals, enjoy a slate 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 as low as possible in consideration of the filmmaking and writing community.

Best Short Film
Best Student Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Director
Leading Actor
Leading Actress
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Script
Best Monochrome Short
Best Documentary
Best Animated Film

NOTE: All films not in English MUST HAVE English subtitles!
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.
Films must be 35 minutes or under to enter the competition. There is no lower limit on run time.
Short Scripts must be 35 pages or under to enter the competition.

NOTE: You CANNOT use two discount codes for the same entry; EG: we offer you 50% off and you use another active discount code. All entries will be regarded as null and void.

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
  • Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the festival because travel restrictions but I was very honored to have my screenplay, Daddy Issues, named as a semi-finalist for Best Short Script. Julian and his team were very communicative and supportive. I hope to attend in the near future.

    November 2021
  • Thank you very much that you choose my movie The Clone!!! I’m happy!!

    November 2021
  • Filmes do Gajo

    Great to be selected and awarded in Monochrome Film Festival with the Award for Best Animated Film! Thank you so much!!!!

    September 2021
  • Monika Naidoo

    The only film festival I've come across so far that requests posters for the promotion of the selected screenplays! Thrilled to have my short animation script "The Nature of the Beast" featured on their website, thank you! Great Communication and good value, will enter again.

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Monika!

    It was a good piece of writing. We look forward to reading and watching your future works!

  • 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.