The Discover Film Awards

Discover Film // Discover Film

4th edition

Oct 11 - Oct 15, 2017
London, United Kingdom

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Any type, Animation, Children, Commercial, Documentary, Experimental, Hybrids, Industrial, Mini-series, Multimedia, Music video, Narrative fiction, Series, Student, TV, Web
Film length Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, B-Movie, Biography, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Foreign, Health, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, News, Parody, Realism, Reality, Religious, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description ( is changing the way that people think of short films. We are looking for the very best short films that are entertaining and tell a story. The sort of short films that people want to watch. That make them laugh. Or cry. That shock and surprise. Our festival involves public cinema screenings at the Phoenix Cinema, one of the oldest cinemas in the UK whose patrons include Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Michael Palin and Mark Kermode. We also have exclusive networking events bringing together investors, distributors, film producers and media professionals including an opening night at Somerset House, a film maker super and a closing night & awards ceremony at Stephen's House & Gardens. full text less text

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Class Founded: 2015
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Aug 03, 2017

Early bird deadline: Aug 15, 2016
Regular deadline: Aug 28, 2017
Late deadline: Sep 15, 2017

Notification date: Sep 19, 2017

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Fees Fees range from 34.00 to 60.00 USD . See submission categories for details about fees. Submission through FFL is up to 5.57 USD cheaper than on other submission platforms for Film Plan subscribers.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
Other prizes: Best in Festival, Mentoring, Subscriptions, Discounts from sponsors (such as Post Production)
General rules 1. Films must be under 40 mins in length.

2. By entering The Discover Film Awards, film makers are confirming that they have clearance for any music used.

3 Discover Film will not be responsible for any custom duties or charges on physical submission. Please be sure to include "temporary import/cultural exchange" and "no commercial value" on any paperwork.

4. The festival handles submitted physical screening files with the utmost of care and provides insurance of loss or damage to a maximum value of US$100.00 (or cost of replacement, whichever is less).

5. Permission for the festival to use excerpts of each submitted film, not to exceed 1 minute for promotional purposes is considered granted upon submission - including trailers/clips on the festival's media channels.

6. Discover Film reserves the right to complete any information not supplied by the filmmaker from whatever source available and/or re-write material to fit our marketing requirement and will not be responsible if incorrect information is entered.

7. Participation in The Discover Film Awards implies understanding and acceptance of the above regulations and requirements for this submission.