Multiple films may be submitted but must be submitted separately.
Submission close 1st July 2021.
We do not accept peviously submitted films.
Notifications for all selected films will be announced via email, FilmFreeway, website and our social media on July 26th 2021.
Nominees must confirm their participation via email by Friday 9th August 2021.
All films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles for non English spoken films.
Films must have been produced during or after 2016, not earlier.
Filmmakers are responsible for sorting out any and all copyright issues.
By accepting a nomination, you give us the right to screen your film in front of a live audience in the historical city of Bath, England.
The maximum running time for Art-House, Comedy, Drama, Experimental and Animation films is 15 minutes.
There is a 5 minute time limit for music videos and up to 90 minute time limit for Documentaries, Feature Films and Filmed Theatre.
Nominated Films will be notified via email.
Award Winners will be chosen from the nominated entries.
If your film is selected, you will be required to provide promotional materials and one official film poster to bring along to the festival, and a digital copy, for online promotion. We may promote your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with.
We require a suitable representative to attend the festival for all successful entries. For example; the filmmaker, director or producer must attend the festival & screenings and to be willing to participate in a five minute Q & A session after the screening of their film. And also to participate in press & photo calls if necessary. We do not screen or officially announce winners without the attendance of one or more of the official film representatives at the festival. ** We will review this rule nearer to the festival with regards to the Covid-19 situation **
The organizers and associated organizers reserve the right to alter, change, amend and/or cancel any part of the festival program. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through our online platforms.
We place no restrictions on your work in terms of premiere status or whether your work has previously been made available online.
Those nominated will be requested to provide one of the following screening materials; DCP or Blu-ray, to be received by us no later than 31/08/2021. If we do not receive your film we can
not screen it. Further information about the event will be made available.
Postage is the responsibility of the filmmaker. Films should be collected after the Gala award Evening or the following day, details will be given at the festival.
Any technical issues with the submitted films are 100% the responsibility of the filmmaker. If, at the time of judging, your video file doesn’t work
or doesn’t have English subtitles (if in a language other than English), it will be automatically rejected, without a refund.
Please contact the festival team ASAP if there are any issues with the submission process, and we will try to find a solution.
We cannot offer refunds once your film has been submitted.
Logline and synopsis should be included with all films and documentaries. Promotional materials will not be returned. However, it is your choice if you wish to collect your poster and any other items of yours at the closing of the festival.
Film entries may be submitted by any member of the filmmaking team who has the authority to do so.
By submitting to us, you agree to our rules and regulations. We will never sell your information to third parties.
All student films must provide their university and course details.
Thank you and good luck.
*Please note: It is not always possible, for various reasons, to screen all 'official selection' films at the festival. This does not in any way affect the judging process.