61st BFI London Film Festival submissions close 16 June

Submissions to the BFI London Film Festival are now closed.

If you wish to have your film considered for the 61st BFI London Film Festival, 4-15 October 2017, please either include a Secure Online viewing link and password with your submission or send a DVD copy of the film, as soon as possible. We also require you to fill in our online submission form below.

Deadline for receipt of online submission forms and film screeners:

  • Short films (40 mins or less) – 16 June 2017
  • Feature length films (more than 40 mins) – 16 June 2017

Please ensure you have read through our rules and regulations before submitting a film for our consideration. You can download our rules and regulations below.

British writers, directors or writer/directors submitting a first or second feature to the LFF are potentially eligible for The IWC Schaffhausen Filmmakers Bursary Award in association with the BFI, a £50,000 award to benefit an outstanding British filmmaker whose film premieres at the BFI London Film Festival. Find out more details about the Award and read the FAQs.

Fees

For UK features or short films please see point 9 of the Regulations for information regarding ‘UK production’ classification. The fees for films submitted are as follows:

Fee for International feature films

  • Early Bird is £45 if received by 31 March 2017, 17.00GMT
  • Regular £60 if received between 1 April — 31 May 2017, 17.00GMT
  • Late Submission £75 if received between 1 June — 16 June 2017, 17.00GMT

Fee for International short films

  • Early Bird is £20 if received by 31 March 2017, 17.00GMT
  • Regular £30 if received between 1 April — 16 June 2017, 17.00GMT

Fee for UK feature films

  • Early Bird is £30 if received by 31 March 2017, 17.00GMT
  • Regular £40 if received between 1 April — 31 May 2017, 17.00GMT
  • Late Submission £55 if received between 1 June — 16 June 2017, 17.00GMT

Fee for UK short films

  • Early Bird is £15 if received by 31 March 2017, 17.00GMT
  • Regular £20 if received between 1 April — 16 June 2017, 17.00GMT

For viewing purposes we prefer password protected online screeners but also accept any region DVD. These should be insured by the sender and sent via airmail or courier (at the sender’s expense) to:

61st BFI London Film Festival
Festival Office
BFI Southbank
Belvedere Road
South Bank
London SE1 8XT
United Kingdom

Any queries regarding film submissions may be directed to:

lffsubmissions@bfi.org.uk

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