Film submissions


Submissions for CINECITY 2019 will open in spring next year.


Each year, CINECITY holds a showcase of films made in Brighton by local film-makers. This year, we were pleased to widen this out to include the wider Sussex region.

We welcome films of any genre: fiction, non-fiction, animation, experimental and artists’ moving image. Films must be under 45 minutes to be considered and must not be available online for public viewing.

If you have any questions, please do get in touch:


Rules & terms

  1. To qualify, the film must fit at least one of the following criteria: 
    the producer, director or writer lives, works or studies in Sussex 
    AND/OR significant part of the film’s production or post-production took place in Sussex
  2. Films must have been completed since September 2017
  3.  CINECITY does not require any premiere status, however films are not accepted if they are already available online for public viewing
  4. Films must be no longer than 45 minutes. Please note: unfortunately, we are not accepting features this year
  5. All entries must be in English or contain English subtitles
  6. By submitting your film, you agree not to withdraw your film from CINECITY after it has been accepted by our selection team
  7. Submission also certifies that all film and music rights and clearances have been obtained in accordance with UK copyright laws