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17 to 20 February 2022

The BFI Future Film Festival is the UK’s largest festival for young, emerging filmmakers. It takes place over four days in February, with free virtual events and screenings, all focused on helping filmmakers aged 16 to 25 break into the screen industry.

We are currently open for submissions for the 2022 BFI Future Film Festival. We’re accepting submissions of short films by filmmakers aged 16 to 25, 10 minutes or under, and produced in the last two years. Selected films will screen at BFI Future Film Festival 2022 and have the chance to win one of our 10 Future Film Festival awards, which include cash prizes, mentoring and kit.

The deadline to enter is Friday 3 September 2021.

Available to watch from the 2021 festival

Find out more about the 2021 festival, which took place in February.

Free industry events programme

Free industry events programme by date

Explore this year’s programme.

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