Film submissions

2021 submissions are now open!

Every year, CINECITY 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 2021.

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

We are also inviting submissions of UK and International First Features.

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

About Submissions

CINECITY has three submission categories for 2021:

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 30 mins) made by local filmmakers. We welcome submissions from Brighton & Hove, East and West Sussex.

FIRST FEATURES

UK & International film submissions over 60 minutes to be featured in our main programme. Films of all genres are accepted in this category, including experimental but please note this year we are only considering Debut or First Feature films.

DEADLINES & RULES

SUBMISSIONS OPEN – Monday 10 May

DEADLINE – Monday 6 September

NOTIFICATION DATE – Friday 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.