Film submissions

2019 Submissions are now open

Every year, CINECITY Open celebrates local talent, with packages of shorts curated from films submitted from around the region. In 2018, we worked with C4 Random Acts and Film Hub South East to present special events, alongside our own curated programme of shorts.

This year we are accepting submissions for both shorts and feature films and we are pleased to introduce a new category, Emerging Talent, with reduced rates for under-25s. See below for full submission guidelines and deadline and notification dates.

About Submissions

CINECITY has three submission categories for 2019:

NEW VOICES – UNDER-25s EMERGING TALENT
Supported by Brighton Film School
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
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 – Monday 1 April

EARLY DEADLINE – Friday 14 June

DEADLINE – Monday 2 September

NOTIFICATION DATE – Tuesday 1 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.