BFI Future Film Festival Submissions are open!

The BFI Future Film Festival 2016 is now open for submissions. The festival is the British Film Institute’s annual film festival for young people, held at the BFI Southbank in London. BFI Future Film are shaking things up this year with a new festival format and a whole new selection of prizes to give away to filmmakers aged 15 – 25 next February.

BFI Future Film are on the hunt for short films from filmmakers aged 15 – 25 who are working with interesting and original concepts across a range of forms and genres. They accept all types of films including, but not limited to, fiction, documentary, animation, music videos, trailers, experimental and visual effects. To submit, films must be 10 minutes or under in length, have been produced in the last two years and the core creative team (Director, Writer, Producer) must be aged between 15 – 25.

This year will see the return of BFI RAW prizes of £5000 to put towards developing your filmmaking career, and a year of talent development and mentoring. The festival is also open for International submissions who will be eligible for our Best International Short Film Award. The winning filmmaker will receive £500 and financial support to attend the festival next February. There’s another seven awards on offer as well, all with cash prizes, so the search begins for the best young filmmaking talent working today. Along with the Best Short Film Awards (15-18 or 19-25), they are introducing the following awards; Best Director, Best Producer, Best Writer, Best Micro Short (Under 90 seconds) and Best Experimental Short.

It’s completely free to submit short films to the BFI Future Film Festival and full details can be found here including all the information about how to submit –