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Key
ani = animated films
doc = documentaries
educ = educational films
exp = experimental/innovative
fant = fantasy films

flf = full-length features
gen = general subject matter
hor = horror films
ind = industrial films
kid = children's films

new tech = new technology
retro = retrospectives
sci-fi = science fiction
shorts = short films
vid = videos

TBA means date is yet to be announced.

Figures in parentheses before telephone or fax numbers represent the country code and area code.

AFRICAN IN MOTION (AIM) FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2009)
37 McDonald Road
Edinburgh, EH7 4LY
United Kingdom
tel: (44-78) 748-5058
e-mail: info@africa-in-motion.org.uk
website: www.africa-in-motion.org.uk
contact: Lizelle Bisschoff
deadline: TBA
theme: only films directed by filmmakers of African nationality will be accepted
categories: doc, shorts
formats: VHS PAL, DVD (any region), Mini DV PAL
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizer say: "Fiction films should be no longer than 40 minutes and documentaries no longer than 60 minutes. Only films in English or with English subtitles will be accepted. The Festival programme will include at least 30 African films from all over the continent -- from pioneering African filmmakers to young and emerging contemporary directors. Screenings will be enhanced by formal discussions, an academic symposium, master classes and educational events for schools. Edinburgh Filmhouse will be transformed into a hub to celebrate African culture, with an arts exhibition, music performances, and a DVD and book stall."

ALBANIAN FILM SEASON - LONDON
(April 2010)
Crisp Road
Hammersmith
W69RL London
United Kingdom
Tel : (44-207) 870-3652
Fax : (44-794) 912-5187
e-mail: arberiadirect@yahoo.com
website: www.arberia.co.uk
contact: Shpetim Alimeta, Executive Director
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, shorts
formats: 35 mm, DVD, BetaSP
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The festival will screen some of the best films from Albanian Cinema. All the films will have English subtitles. Film entries will be fiction only, from the most distinguished film directors. This event will promote the exchange among film directors, producers, distributors and film critics. It will be held at Riverside Studios www.riversidestudios.co.uk."

ANIMATE THE WORLD
(May 2009)
Barbican Cinema
Silk Street
London, EC2Y 8DS
tel: (44-20) 7382-2379
fax: (44-20) 7382-7037
e-mail: cinema@barbican.org.uk
website: www.barbican.org.uk/film
contact: Robert Rider/Moira McVean
deadline: TBA
theme: animation
categories: ani
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Beta SP, Digi-Beta, DVD
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Barbican's annual festival of animated films for children showcases new animated feature films and shorts from around the world, together with workshops and special events."

ANIMATED ENCOUNTERS FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2009)
Watershed Media Centre
1 Canon's Road
Harbourside
Bristol BS1 5TX
United Kingdom
tel: (44-117) 927-5102
fax: (44-117) 930-9967
e-mail: helen.brunsdon@aardman.com
website: www.animated-encounters.org.uk
contact: Helen Brunsdon
deadline: TBA
theme: animation only
categories: ani, shorts
formats: 35mm, com opt/1.37/1.66/1.85/scope, 16mm/com opt, 16mm/com mag, 16 mm sep mag, Beta SP PAL (analogue), master prints must be in English or have English subtitles
no fee
non-competitive

BERWICK FILM AND MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL
(November 2009)
56-58 Castlegate
Berwick-upon-Tweed
TD15 1JT, UK
tel: (44-128) 930-3344
fax: (44-128) 930-3355
e-mail: info@berwickfilm-artsfest.com
website: www.berwickfilm-artsfest.com
contact: Ditte Soolgaard
deadline: TBA
theme: "Crossing Borders"
categories: exp, shorts
formats: any
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Elizabethan town of Berwick Upon Tweed hosts a world-class contemporary arts and media festival. Screened throughout Berwick's unusual and historic venues, such as 18th Century Prison holding cells and Ice House, the festival will showcase some of the most exciting UK and International mainstream and art house films. The Festival will establish a cultural event to reflect the town's extraordinary historical and cultural heritage, as well as its geographic setting on the Scottish Border. The festival's theme will be Crossing Borders, featuring award-winning and ground-breaking short films in a mobile cinema, a retrospective programme of classic films, and recently unearthed archival footage of the local area."

BIRDS EYE VIEW FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2010)
Unit 310A Aberdeen Centre
22-24 Highbury Grove
London N5 2EA
tel/fax: (44-207) 704-9435
e-mail: rosie@birds-eye-view.co.uk
website: www.birds-eye-view.co.uk
contact: Rosie Strang
deadline: TBA
theme: all films must be directed or co-directed by a woman
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, gen, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS PAL, BETA SP
fee: (varies; see website)
competitive

BITE THE MANGO
(September 2009)
National Museum of Photography,
Film & Television
Bradford, BD1 1NQ
UK
tel: (44-1274) 203-308
fax: (44-1274) 394-540
e-mail: a.pugh@nmsi.ac.uk
website: www.bitethemango.org.uk
contact: Lisa Kavanagh
deadline: TBA
theme: celebrating equatorial cultures
no fee
competitive

BRADFORD ANIMATION FESTIVAL (BAF!)
(November 2009)
National Museum of Photography,
Film & Television
Bradford, BD1 1NQ
England
tel: (44-1274) 203-308
fax: (44-1274) 394-540
e-mail: a.pugh@nmsi.ac.uk
website: www.baf.org.uk
contact: Adam Pugh
deadline: TBA
theme: animation only
categories: ani, exp, dig, kid + filmmakers under 16, TV series for kids, promotional/commercial, flash ani
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Beta SP, DVD, CD Rom or internet upload (for Flash entries)
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say,"Competition categories include: Non-Professional, Adult, Professional, Non-Professional under-16, Experimental and Digital."

BRADFORD FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2010)
Bradford Film Festival
National Museum of Photography,
Film & Television
Bradford, BD1 1NQ
England
tel: (44-1274) 203-308
fax: (44-1274) 394-540
e-mail: a.pugh@nmsi.ac.uk
website: www.bradfordfilmfestival.org.uk
contact: Adam Pugh
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, doc, exp
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Beta SP, DVD
no fee
non-competitive

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2009)
Watershed Media Centre
1 Canon's Road
Harbourside
Bristol BS1 5TX
United Kingdom
tel: (44-117) 927-5102
fax: (44-117) 930-9967
e-mail: festival@brief-encounters.org.uk
website: www.brief-encounters.org.uk
contact: Lucy Jefferies
deadline: TBA
theme: shorts only (under 30 mins. preferred)
categories: ani, doc, educ, exp, gen, kid, retro, shorts
formats: 35mm, com opt/1.37/1.66/1.85/scope, 16mm/com opt, 16mm/com mag, 16 mm sep mag, Beta SP PAL (analogue); master prints must be in English or have English subtitles
no fee
competitive

CAMBRIDGE FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2009)
Arts Picture House
38-39 St. Andrews Street
Cambridge CB2 3AR
United Kingdom
tel: (44-1223) 578-944
fax: (44-1223) 578-956
website: www.cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk
contact: Tony Jones
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, flf, doc, shorts, retros
no fee
non-competitive

CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL SUPER 8 FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
17 sunmead Walk
CB1 9YB Cambridge
United Kingdom
tel: (44-79) 6134-3592
e-mail: info@cambridge-super8.org
website: www.cambridge-super8.org
contact: T. Bonnaud
deadline: TBA
theme: films should have been shot on super 8 film stock
categories: ani, doc, exp, gen, shorts
formats: DVD
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Super 8mm film format has undergone a creative renaissance in the last five years due to the digital revolution and the re-discovery of small film by users the world over. All genres of film were represented, illustrating the diversity of the format and our film selection. We accept films that are 20 minutes maximum. Films should have been made in the last 6 years and contain a minimum of 50% of Super 8 footage."

CINEMAGIC WORLD SCREEN ENTERTAINMENT FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
(December 2009)
Cinemagic Ltd.
3rd Floor
Fountain House
17-21 Donegall Place
Belfast BT1 5AB
Northern Ireland
tel: (44-28) 9031-1900
fax: (44-28) 9031-9709
e-mail: info@cinemagic.org.uk
website: www.cinemagic.org.uk
contact: Nicki Fulcher, Programmer
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, kid, shorts, doc
formats: 35mm, Beta SP (PAL), DV Cam (PAL)
no fee
competitive

COMMONWEALTH FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
Greenheys Business Centre, Unit 9
Manchester Science Park
10 Pencroft Way
Manchester M15 6JJ
United Kingdom
tel/fax: (44-161) 342-0044
e-mail: info@commonwealthfilm.com
website: www.commonwealthfilm.com
contact: Eva Nelander
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, doc, shorts, ani, exp
formats: 16mm, 35mm, dig vid, vid
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Commonwealth Film Festival is a non-competitive showcase for over 200 features, shorts and documentaries from the 72 nations of the Commonwealth."

CO-OPERATIVE YOUNG FILM-MAKERS
(October 2009)
P.O. Box 53
New Century House, Manchester Great Britain
tel: (44-161) 246-2216
fax: (44-161) 246-2232
e-mail: info@youngfilm-makers.coop
website: www.youngfilm-makers.coop
contact: Rebecca Smith
deadline: TBA
theme: films by film-makers aged 21 and under
categories: ani, dig, doc, educ, exp, fant, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: all, entries must be sent in on VHS (PAL or NTSC) or CD
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "Co-operative Young Film-Makers was established in 1966 and is the largest event of its kind in Europe. Venue: NMPFT, Bradford, England."

CORNWALL FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2009)
Pydar House
Pydar Street
Truro, TR1 1EA
United Kingdom
tel: (44-187) 232-2886
e-mail: director@cornwallfilmfestival.com
website: www.cornwall-film-festival.co.uk
contact: Pippa Best
deadline: TBA
theme: Cornish film
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, gen, hor, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 16mm, 32mm, beta, mini-dv
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "Cornwall Film Festival features master classes and seminars, international premieres, networking opportunities and special events. A chance to Celebrate Cornish film and its influences, and to meet the filmmakers behind the work on screen."

CTHEFILM: AN EDINBURGH FESTIVAL OF FILM SHORTS
(August 2009)
Adam House
Chambers Street
Edinburgh
Scotland
tel: (44-845) 260-1060
fax: (44-845) 260-1051
e-mail: publicity@Cvenues.com
website: www.CtheFestival.com
contact: Jessie Maltin
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, exp, fant, shorts
formats: all
no fee
non-competitive

DEAD BY DAWN: SCOTLAND'S INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ
Scotland
tel: (44-798) 098-7779
fax: (44-131) 229-6482
e-mail: info@deadbydawn.co.uk
website: www.deadbydawn.co.uk
contact: Adele Hartley, Director
deadline: TBA
theme: horror
categories: ani, flf, hor, shorts
formats: 16mm, 35mm, Beta SP PAL
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Submission guidelines and forms are available to download from our site or on request."

DEEP FRIED FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2009)
107c Alexander Street
Coatbridge, Lanarkshire
Scotland ML5 3JH
e-mail: admin@deepfriedfilm.org.uk
website: www.deepfriedfilm.org.uk
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: DVD
fee: 5 pounds sterling
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Deep Fried Film Festival is helding annually in Lanarkshire Scotland and is open to anyone regardless of age, status, length or genre of film."

DEPICT!
(November 2009)
Watershed Media Centre
1 Canon's Road
Harbourside
Bristol BS1 5TX
United Kingdom
tel: (44-117) 927-6444
fax: (44-117) 921-3958
website: www.depict.org
contact: Gil Howarth
deadline: TBA
theme: shorts only (under 90 seconds essential)
categories: ani, doc, educ, exp, gen, kid, new tech, shorts
formats: VHS PAL video, Quicktime movie, MPEG file
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "DepicT! is part of the Encounters Film festival."

DOCUMENT 6 - INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2009)
Flat 3/2 268 Albert Drive
Pollokshields, Glasgow
Scotland
tel: (44-141) 429-0185
e-mail: docfest@gmail.com
website: www.docfilmfest.org.uk
contact: Neill Patton
deadline: TBA
theme: Human Rights Documentary
categories: doc, exp
formats: Preview: DVD, VHS Screeners: miniDV, BetaSP
no fee
competitive

DUSTBIN FILM FEST
(January 2010)
PO Box 1705 Yate
Bristol BS37 6RJ
United Kingdom
(44-145) 432-3109
e-mail: Jim@Weylode.com
website: http://sortout.com
contact: Jim
deadline: none; bring films with you to the festival
theme: only for sponsored 16mm documentaries discarded by original sponsors
categories: doc
formats: 16mm
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The audience wants to view run of the mill industrial sponsored films 'starring' moving machinery. Their interest is primarly the machinery rather than the film. Accepted films have been rescued from dustbins, skips, attics and dusty cupboards. Many are damaged, incomplete, boring, and unless you understand the machinery featured nearly incomprehensible. Yet there are those that look forward with keen interest each year to see what will turn up and what must be the least glamourous of Film Festivals."

EAST END FILM FEST
(April 2010)
192 -196 Hanbury Street
London, E15HU
tel: (44-20) 7364-7917
e-mail: eastend@towerhamlets.gov.uk
website: http://eastendfilmfestival.com
contact: Rachel Castell
deadline: TBA
theme: general, but also films made in East London or by East London filmmakers
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, gen, kid, retro, shorts
formats: VHS, DVD
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The East End Film Festival aims to bring new films to new audiences and widen the cultural landscape with exciting and entertaining new forms of cinema. It works throughout the year to promote the image of film in the East End, and to offer unique film related experiences to the communities of East London. Films will be screened in a variety of east London locations"

EAST OF CENTER FILM FEST
(June 2010)
Instigator Media Group
PO Box 515
111 21 Prague 1
Czech Republic tel: (420-7) 3141-6321
e-mail: eastofcenter@gmail.com
contact: Marika Ley
deadline: TBA
theme: Central and Eastern European films
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, flf, gen, newtech, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: 15 euros
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "East of Center is a festival in London showcasing new, independent films from Central and Eastern Europe."

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(June 17-28, 2009)
Filmhouse
88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9BZ
tel: (44-131) 228-4051
fax: (44-131) 229-5501
e-mail: info@edfilmfest.org.uk
website: www.edfilmfest.org.uk
contact: Shane Danielsen, Artistic Director
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, ani, doc, exp, flf, hor, kid, retro, sci-fi, shorts, vid
fee: £85/£15 (low budget)
competitive

ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL WALES
(June 2009)
CWmaman Public Hall & Institute
Fforchaman Road
Cwmaman, South Wales
UK
tel: (44-168) 588-7107
e-mail: bronwen@ukart.com
contact: Bronwen Davies
deadline: TBA
theme: environmental i.e. celebrating environments and exploring environmental issues
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, gen, kid, newtech, shorts
formats: DVD, DV Cam, Mini DV
no fee
non-competitive

FAN INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL
(October 2009)
Norwich, Norfolk
United Kindom
tel: (44-207) 580-0909
e-mail: Katherine@spiritpublicity.com
contact: Katherine Bench, Spirit Publicity
deadline: TBA
theme: animation
competitive

FESTIVAL OF FANTASTIC FILMS
(October 2009)
c/o Penrose, 21 Winton Road
Bowden, Chesire
United Kindom, WA14 2PE
tel: (44-161) 929-1423
cell: (07-773) 347-864
fax: (44-161) 929-1067
e-mail: gil@manchesterfantasticfilms.co.uk
website: www.fantastic-films.com
contact: Mr. Gil Lane-Young
deadline: TBA
theme: fant, sci-fi, hor
categories: flf, shorts, vid
fee: £40-£110
competitive

FILMSTOCK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2009)
24 Guildford Street
Lutton, United Kindom
tel: (44-158) 275-2908
e-mail: contact@filmstock.co.uk
website: www.filmstock.co.uk
contact: Justin Doherty, Neil Fox
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, DV, DVCam, Beta (Pal only), 35mm
fee: $20-45
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Filmstock has garnered an incredible reputation amongst international independent filmmakers and now screens a formidable program of shorts, features and documenataries submitted from all over the globe. The Festival is also an ethically delivered event which see visitors and guest compensating for their carbon emissions, whilst enjoying the best independent, fair trade and organic produce at our festival centre. Two-hundred films from 25+ countries from our indie back-bone whilst lounge screens and local venues provide the base for curated retrospectives, theme nights, outdoor movies and late-night clandestine screenings."

FOYLE FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2009)
The Nerve Centre
7-8 Magazine Street
Derry, Northern Ireland
BT48 6HJ
tel: (44-287) 137-7432
fax: (44-287) 137-1738
e-mail: competition@nerve-centre.org.uk
website: www.foylefilmfestival.com
contact: Shauna Kelpie s.kelpie@nerve-centre.org.uk
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, flf, gen, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm
fee: 15 - 35; no fee for early entries
competitive

FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL UK
(November 2009)
12 Sunbury Place
Edinburgh EH2 4NE
United Kingdom
tel/fax: (44-131) 556-3454
e-mail: fff@frenchfilmfestival.org.uk
website: http://frenchfilmfestival.org.uk
contact: Richard Mowe
deadline: TBA
theme: French cinema
categories: ani, edu, flf, gen, kid, retro, shorts
formats: 35mm 16mm DigiBeta
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "As the only UK festival devoted exclusively to French cinema, the French Film Festival has in 12 years earned an unrivalled reputation as a showcase for contemporary French cinema in this country and abroad. The event attracts considerable media attention and the support of various Franco-British statutory, commercial and cultural organisations. The aim is to present an exclusive selection of films and special seasons of a particular director or star in an effort to broaden the range, and to help films which might otherwise languish unseen, to find an audience ... and in some cases a distributor. The festival started in two cities (Edinburgh and Glasgow) and this year (2003) expands to seven locations - London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, and Stirling."

GFEST LGBT ARTS FESTIVAL
(November 2009)
Wise Thoughts
2nd Floor
Wood Green Central Library
High Road
Wood Green
London N22 6XD
tel: (44-208) 889-9555
e-mail: info@wisethoughts.org
website: www.gaywisefestival.org.uk
contact: Vicky/Subodh
deadline: TBA
theme: LGBT films
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD
no fee
non-competitive

GLIMMER: THE HULL INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
Suit 4, Danish Buildings
44-46 High Street
Hull HU1 1PS
United Kingdom
tel: (44-148) 238-1512
www.hullfilm.co.uk contact: Espen Jensen
deadline: TBA
categories: shorts
formats Accepted: Mini Dv (PAL), DVD Region 2, Beta SP / Digi Beta, 16mm, 35mm
fee: voluntary contribution
competitive

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (LONDON)
(March 2010)
The Ritzy Cinema
Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane
Bixton, London SW2 1JG
tel: (44-171) 737-2121
fax: (44-171) 733-8790
e-mail: andersj@hrw.org
website: www.hrw.org/iff
contact: John Anderson, Associate Director
deadline: TBA
theme: Human Rights
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf
no fee (preview cassettes will not be returned)
non-competitive

INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2009)
Eat My Shorts- Short Film Competiton 2008
Torbay Development Agency
5 Vaughan Parade
Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5JG
UK tel: (44-180) 348-0350
e-mail: matthew.newbury@torbay.gov.uk
website: www.icff.co.uk
contact: Matt Newbury
deadline: TBA
theme: comedy shorts
categories: shorts
Formats: DVD
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Check out the website for lots more information regarding the festival. Why not enter the 'Eat My Shorts' short comedy film competiton?"

JERSEY FILM FESTIVAL
(August 2009)
The CineCentre Cinema
Lido De France
St Saviour's Road
St Helier, Jersey
JE4 8WZ, Channel Islands
tel: (44-1534) 871-611
fax: (44-1534) 871-610
e-mail: cinecentre@jerseymail.co.uk
website: www.jerseyfilmfestival.com
contact: Kevin Lewis
deadline: none
theme: action adventure
categories: retro
formats: 35mm
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "This is an outdoor festival. 'The best movies under the stars!'"

KINOFILM - MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL
SHORT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(February 2010/November 2009)
42 Edge Street
Manchester M4 1HN
England, UK
tel: (44-161) 288-2494
fax: (44-161) 281-1374
e-mail: kinofilm.press@good.co.uk
website: www.kinofilm.org.uk
contact: John Wojowoki, Director
deadline: TBA
theme: shorts up to 20 minutes in length only
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, gen, hor, new tech, shorts
formats: Betacam, U-matic, VHS, S-VHS, Super 8, 16mm, 35mm
fee: £5
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Kino encourages low budget features."

LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2009)
The Town Hall
The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AD
United Kingdom
tel: (44-113) 247-8398
cell: (44-794) 905-4399
fax: (44-113) 247-8494
e-mail: filmfestival@leeds.gov.uk
website: www.leedsfilm.com
contact: Chris Fell, Director
deadline: TBA
categories: all except industrial; welcomes first features by young directors especially
fee: none
competitive

LONDON AUSTRALIAN FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2010)
Barbican Cinema
Silk Street
London, EC2Y 8DS
tel: (44-20) 7382-2379
fax: (44-20) 7382-7037
e-mail: cinema@barbican.org.uk
website: www.barbican.org.uk/film
contact: Robert Rider/Moira McVean
deadline: TBA
theme: Australian film
categories: doc, flf, gen, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Beta SP, Digi-Beta, DVD
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Festival provides UK audiences with a unique overview of Australian cinema with premieres and previews of the latest Australian productions and the best recent Australian releases."

LONDON CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2009)
Barbican Cinema
Silk Street
London, EC2Y 8DS
tel: (44-20) 7302-6102
fax: (44-20) 7382-7037
e-mail: cdowning@barbican.org.uk
website: www.londonchildrenfilm.org.uk
contact: Corinna Downing
deadline: TBA
theme: children's films
categories: flf, kid
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Beta SP, Digi Beta, DVD
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Festival celebrates the best of new childrens's cinema from around the world with previews, special events, workshops and archive screenings of long lost treasures."

LONDON FILM FESTIVAL
(October 14 - 29, 2009)
National Film Theatre
South Bank, Waterloo
London SE1 8XT, United Kingdom
tel: (44-20) 7815-1323/22
fax: (44-20) 7633-0786
e-mail: Sarah.Lutton@bfi.org.uk
website: www.lff.org.uk/
contact: Sarah Lutton
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, doc, shorts
no fee
competitive

LONDON LESBIAN AND GAY FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2010)
BFI Southbank
Belvedere Road, South Bank
SE1 8XT London
United Kingdom
Tel : (44-20) 7815-1305 Fax : (44-20) 7633 0786
e-mail: Anna.Dunwoodie@bfi.org
contact: Anna Dunwoodie
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, doc, shorts, ani
no fee
competitive

PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL
(August 2009)
Unit 11, ACAVA
54 Blechynden Street
London
United Kingdom
tel: (44-20) 8960-0996
e-mail: pff@btopenworld.com
website: www.portobellofilmfestival.com
contact: Jonathan Barnett
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: DVD
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "Portobello Film Festival, Europe's biggest independent film festival, will feature over 500 film premieres from established and new directors, as well as cutting edge art and music films. Uniquely, all screenings and events are free, taking over many of the bars, studios, cinemas, galleries and parks across Notting Hill and Portobello, making it a real community affair, while giving independent film-makers direct access to film industry insiders and audiences of around15,000 film-lovers."

RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2009)
81 Berwick Street
London W1F 8TW
United Kingdom
tel: (44-207) 287-3833
fax: (44-207) 439-2243
e-mail: info@raindance.co.uk
website: www.raindance.co.uk/festival
contact: Elliot Grove/John Tobin
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, exp, dig, ani, flf, doc, fant, hor, kid, new tech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: Beta SP, Hi-8, Vid, Digital Vid, VHS, 16mm , 35mm
fee: £15 (shorts 15 min. or less, £1 each min. thereafter)/£50 (flf)
non-competitive

SEFTON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (S2F2)
(October 2009)
PO Box 58
Liverpool, L21 9WY
United Kingdom
e-mail: info@s2f2.org.uk
website: www.s2f2.org.uk
contact: Peter Browne
deadline: TBA
theme: short films
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, gen, hor, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD
fee: 7 (early)/10 (final)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Established 2005, our original mandate remains the same: To bring Short Films to a wider audience, to promote new filmmakers' work and give them a chance to see their films on the big screen! We're looking for original, inventive, funny, scary, dramatic or just downright bizarre short films."

SHEFFIELD INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
(November 2009)
The Workstation
15 Paternoster Row
Sheffield S1 2BX
United Kingdom
tel: (44-114) 276-5141
fax: (44-114) 272-1849
e-mail: info@sidf.co.uk
website: www.sidf.co.uk
contact: Helen Dugdale, Communications Manager
deadline: TBA
categories: doc
no fee
non competitive
Fest organizers say: "The only event inthe UK dedicated solely to the art of documentary -- the festival plays host to films from across the world, and attracts key figures from the television and film industry."

START MOVING IMAGE FESTIVAL
(July 2009)
P.O. Box 82
Plymouth PL4 8XY
United Kingdom
e-mail: start@sundog.co.uk
website: http://start.at/start
contact: Stuart Moore
deadline: TBA
theme: films and videos made by artists and filmmakers of southwest England only
categories: gen, doc, flf, shorts, ani, new tech
formats: BETA SP, 35mm, Super 8
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "Start Moving Image Festival was founded in 1993, the festival is held each spring in Plymouth."

WILDSCREEN
(October 2009)
Anchor Road
Bristol BS1 5TT,BR> United Kingdom
tel: (44-117) 915-7217
fax: (44-117) 915-7105
e-mail: info@wildscreen.org.uk
website: www.wildscreenfestival.org
contact: Hamish McCall
deadline: TBA
theme: the natural world (wildlife and the environment)
categories: dig, doc, exp, flf, kid, newtech, shorts
formats: most
fee: see website
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Wildscreen is the festival of moving images of the natural world. Panda Awards applaud excellence in wildlife & environment films & TV prod. including IMAX. 1-Week fest has seminars, masterclasses, training workshops, networking, socials and Awards."

YORK INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2010)
c/o City Screen
13-17 Coney Street
York YO1 9QL
United Kingdom
tel: (44-190) 443-1280
e-mail: info@yorkfilmfestival.org
website: www.yorkfilmfestival.org
contact: Ian Macfie
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, shorts, ani, doc
fee: varies; please see entry form on website
competitive


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