We are thrilled to see that opening our submissions early and offering our super early discount has meant loads of filmmakers can get involved and submit their short films.
And we have even more news. This year we have opened up an additional day to include F-Rated films. The F-Rating was introduced by IMDb last year to encourage female driven narratives – be that through the writing, or directing of the piece, but we also welcome strong female lead stories too!
What does the F-Rated stand for?
CHAMPIONING WOMEN IN FILM
The F-Rating is awarded to films
1. directed by a woman and/or
2. written by a woman
If the film also features significant women on screen in their own right it is TRIPLE F-Rated
The rating is designed to support and promote women and redress the imbalance in the film industry
It’s an exciting time to be a woman in the film and television industry and we hope that our addition of the F-Rated film night as part of the festival will further encourage women to get involved in our festival, but also in filmmaking as a whole. We are a female lead organisation who has been championing female talent for many years now and we hope we can offer even more support as we go.
But fear not gents, we don’t discriminate. We will still have our usual film festival gala night as well. So all films made in the last two years that are 16 minutes and under, are invited and welcome to participate.
2018 will be our biggest and best film festival yet and we can’t wait to make you a part of it. Submit now using the link below – and we shall see you at the gala.