Film submissions

Submissions for CINECITY 2022 are now OPEN! 

Every year, CINECITY celebrates local talent, with packages of shorts curated from films submitted from around the region.

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

About Submissions

CINECITY had three submission categories for 2022:

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.

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


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.


SUBMISSIONS OPEN – 11th April 2022

DEADLINE –5th September 2022

NOTIFICATION DATE – 3rd October 2022

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 FilmFreeway 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.