Film submissions

2020 submissions will open on Friday 24 July

Every year, CINECITY Open celebrates local talent, with packages of shorts curated from films submitted from around the region. This year we are planning a hybrid festival of both online and physical screenings in November 2020.

We are looking for submissions for both shorts and features films, with categories for both, plus a special category for filmmakers aged under-25, supported by Screen and Film School Brighton.

CINECITY charges a submission fee to cover the viewing team’s time and administration.

About Submissions

CINECITY has three submission categories for 2020:

NEW VOICES – UNDER-25s EMERGING TALENT
Supported by Screen and Film School Brighton
Short films (under 15 mins) made by local filmmakers aged 25 and under. We welcome submissions from Brighton & Hove, East and West Sussex.

CINECITY OPEN
Short films (under 45 mins) made by local filmmakers. We welcome submissions from Brighton & Hove, East and West Sussex.

FEATURE FILMS
UK & International film submissions over 45 minutes to be featured in our main programme. Films of all genres are accepted in this category, including experimental.

DEADLINES & RULES

SUBMISSIONS OPEN – Friday 24 July

DEADLINE – Monday 7 September

NOTIFICATION DATE – Wednesday 7 October

Films of all types are welcome drama, documentary, animation etc. Films must not already be available online for public viewing. Please read the full Rules and Terms listed on submissions portal for the category you wish to submit a film to. Submissions not meeting our criteria will not have their fees refunded.

If you have any questions, please do get in touch. Contact us here.