𝗦𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗣𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿 𝗙𝗶𝗹𝗺 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 is an international cinematic showcase for independent filmmakers with monthly IMDb-qualifying film & script award contests.

Powerful films deserve to be recognised! Our mission is to give rising indie filmmakers a platform to showcase their recent works and achievements in cinema, as well as an opportunity to network and connect for their future endeavours.

Submissions are open for #SPFF2022!

𝗔𝗪𝗔𝗥𝗗 𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗚𝗢𝗥𝗜𝗘𝗦

⍟ Monthly Awards: Best Short Film, Best International Short Film
(Additional): Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Music, Best Sound, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best First-Time Filmmaker

⍟ Quarterly Awards: Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Student Film, Best Animated Film, Best Experimental Film, Best Micro Film, Best Short Script, Best Feature Script, Best Web/TV Script, Best Poster

⍟ Annual Awards: Best Film, Best International Film, Best Student Film, Best Script
(Winners receive a £500 film grant)

𝗦𝗛𝗢𝗥𝗧 𝗙𝗜𝗟𝗠𝗦 -
Contests begin and end on the 1st day of each month. During each period, a number of nominations will be made. Nominations are shortlisted as 'in competition' for prizes, jury awards & live festival screening.

⍟ All Monthly Nominations will receive our official award nomination laurels made available for online download and their film will be featured via our website & social media pages of up to 14,000+ followers.

⍟ Monthly Award Winners will receive our official award laurels made available for online download, an official certificate of award, and may list their award on IMDb. Main Category Award Winners will receive all of the above, plus the opportunity to showcase their film live at our annual event in London. All winners are also entered into the annual contest with cash prizes!

𝗙𝗘𝗔𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗘 𝗙𝗜𝗟𝗠𝗦, 𝗔𝗡𝗜𝗠𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗗 𝗙𝗜𝗟𝗠𝗦, 𝗘𝗫𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗜𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗔𝗟 𝗙𝗜𝗟𝗠𝗦 & 𝗗𝗢𝗖𝗨𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗔𝗥𝗜𝗘𝗦 -
Contests run through a three-month period (quarterly). During each period, a number of nominations will be made. Nominations are shortlisted as 'in competition' for prizes, jury awards & live festival screening.

⍟ All Quarterly Nominations will receive our official award laurels made available for online download and their film will be featured via our website & social media pages of up to 14,000+ followers.

⍟ Quarterly Winners have the opportunity to showcase their film live at our annual event in London. Winners will also receive our official award laurels made available for online download, an official certificate of award, and may list their award on IMDb. All winners are also entered into the annual contest with cash prizes!

𝗦𝗛𝗢𝗥𝗧 𝗦𝗖𝗥𝗜𝗣𝗧𝗦, 𝗙𝗘𝗔𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗘 𝗦𝗖𝗥𝗜𝗣𝗧𝗦, 𝗪𝗘𝗕/𝗧𝗩 𝗦𝗖𝗥𝗜𝗣𝗧𝗦 -
Contests run through a three-month period (quarterly). During each period, the top 5 scripts (from each category) will be selected as finalists, and enter the next round of judging.

⍟ All Quarterly Finalists will receive our official award laurels made available for online download and may list their nomination on IMDb. Their script will also be featured via our website & social media pages of up to 14,000+ followers.

⍟ Quarterly Award Winners will receive our official award laurels made available for online download, an official certificate of award, free festival access, and may list their award on IMDb. All winners are also entered into the annual contest with cash prizes!

Screen Power Film Festival accepts films from a wide variety of themes, placing no restrictions on the content of your submissions. We encourage filmmakers with bold, unique and powerful stories to submit, providing they adhere to the full list of rules and terms below.

⍟ All short film submissions must be under 30 minutes in duration.

⍟ All short script submissions must be under 30 pages in length.

⍟ All script submissions must be written in English.

⍟ Foreign language films (non-English speaking) must have subtitles in English.

⍟ Submitted projects must have been made after January 1st, 2018.

⍟ Entry fees are paid in full at the time of submission. Filmmakers can only pay/submit via FilmFreeway.

⍟ All submissions must be fully complete at the time of submission. Incomplete submissions will not be selected.

⍟ We require proof of student status for student submissions.

⍟ Screen Power Film Festival will take place on July 23, 2022. The venue will be announced within at least three months of the event.

⍟ Monthly and quarterly competition winners from each main award category (Best Short Film, Best International Short Film, Best Student Film, Best Micro Film, Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Animated Film, Best Music Video & Best Experimental Film) will be the only ones eligible for live screening at our annual event.

⍟ By submitting to us, you are giving consent to have your films promoted via our website and social media pages. This includes the use of posters, photographs and trailers. We will not show the full-length version of your film until the event (if selected). For the event, filmmakers will be asked to provide an HD, MOV or MP4 copy of the film.

⍟ The releases for all content including, but not limited to, music and talent must be obtained by the filmmaker. Screen Power Film Festival is not liable for any copyright infringement or unauthorised usage.

⍟ We reserve the right to refuse entries from the competition at any time. Refunds may not be permitted.

⍟ By submitting to us, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the submission rules and declare that your submission is in compliance with all of the rules stated by Screen Power Film Festival and FilmFreeway.

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  • Giovanni Sanseviero

    Thank you, Screen Power Film Festival, for conducting a fair and well-run event. All the best!

    May 2021
  • I am thrilled to have been awarded an Honorable Mention for my short documentary All of Me: Artists+Mothers. I have great respect for the festival and love that they are willing to bet for new perspectives and voices that largely remain invisible in the culture.

    April 2021
  • Amy Phelan

    It was a lovely surprise to get a message that my short docudrama, “John Muir at Trout Hollow” was given an honourable mention for Screen Power Film Festival! Thank you for all the work you do in encouraging international, indie filmmakers.

    April 2021
  • Alexandra Bekiou

    A great experience and so thankful for honoring my film As the wave broke!! Looking forward to submit next projects in the near future. Stay healthy, all the Best!

    April 2021
  • Nicko Vaughan

    Friendly and welcoming to talent at all levels. Well run with great communication 👏

    April 2021