Now in its 5th annual year, Screen Stockport Film Festival has firmly established itself as one of the leading independent film festivals in the North West, screening over 200 short films and supporting over 2000 students to date at The Plaza Super Cinema in Stockport, Greater Manchester.

The festival was set up by Joe Barratt, now 22, who wanted to create a film festival in his hometown which was accessible to independent filmmakers and connected young filmmakers up to leading professionals in the industry.

Screen Stockport is undoubtedly the perfect film festival for any aspiring independent filmmaker who wants to see their short film projected onto the big screen in front of a packed out audience.

Special guests attending the film festival have included filmmaker Carol Morley (Dreams of a Life, The Falling), director Mat Whitecross (Spike Island, The Road to Guantanamo), CEO of Warp Films, Mark Herbert (Tyrannosaur, Submarine, Made of Stone) CEO of IMDb, Col Needham and Head of CBBC Production, Helen Bullough.

Payment Information

- Entries to the Student Short Film categories are free, all other categories cost a submission fee, which is available to view on our FilmFreeway page:


- The festival is open to short film of all genres and production techniques
- Submissions of films is open to all ages
- All submitted films must have obtained necessary permissions for the inclusion of copyrighted music and/or images.
- All films must adhere to the guidelines set out for each category, including maximum duration.

Return and Acknowledgement

- All entries should be submitted on DVD as either a disc or as a Quicktime file.
- You should send the highest resolution version of your film possible.
- If you are selected and want Screen Stockport to show a higher resolution version of your film than the one originally sent, it is up to you to send that new version.
- Entries cannot be returned

Selection and Notification

- Successful entrants will be notified of their inclusion in the festival before the festival begins.
- Entrants who have not been contacted by this date have, unfortunately, been unsuccessful.


- To help promote the festival, we reserve the right for the reproduction of stills from submitted films for festival publications, flyers and programme, online and print press and the Screen Stockport website.
- We also reserve the right to broadcast clips of all films submitted to Screen Stockport, on the Screen Stockport website, Screen Stockport Vimeo channel and in the Screen Stockport festival trailer.