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Feature, Short
Extended Registration ends: 05/09/2017
Contest Begins: 11/05/2016   Ends: 06/10/2017
FEE: $27/$22 Enter Contest

This three-day festival is organized by JAN HENDRIK VERSTRATEN and MASSIMO BARBATO who are themselves filmmakers and writers. They believe at the heart of every great film is a great story, one that will inspire an audience and hopefully help to shape culture in a positive way.


We were featured recently in the London METRO’s list of TOP UK FILM FESTIVALS among some very distinguished company, including Raindance and Aesthetica. Our top industry judges from the UK and USA enable us to keep standards consistently high.


As of September 2016, we are ranked in the top 100 best reviewed film festivals on Film Freeway. This platform serves more than 5,000 film festivals around the world. What makes this special is that the ranking (currently #14) is determined by reviews from the filmmakers and screenwriters who have participated in our festival. 


NRFF London has several categories for UK and International filmmakers and screenwriters, but very close to our hearts is the YOUNG TALENT AWARD. This is a special award for screenwriting and for short films that will be presented to young talent between the ages of 18-24.


We feel it is important to give those starting out in film a chance to discover their own unique voice and vision, as an artist, and to communicate with a larger audience.


We will screen around 120 narrative shorts, documentaries, animations and music videos over the course of the festival, finishing with an AWARDS CEREMONY. Running alongside the festival will be a SCREENWRITING COMPETITION and a series of MASTERCLASSES by film industry experts, a filmmakers PANEL DISCUSSION and other networking opportunities.


Key Dates:

Submissions for 2017 will begin in early November 2016. Please read our guidelines (see below) and competition terms before doing so. The festival will take place on the 18th, 19th and 20th August 2017, and all contestants will be notified at least 6 weeks prior to the event.

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Feature - Finalists - 07/28/2017
Feature - Semi-Finalists - 07/28/2017
Feature - Winners - 08/20/2017

Short - Finalists - 07/28/2017
Short - Semi-Finalists - 07/28/2017
Short - Winners - 08/20/2017


Feature [60-120 pages]
- All Genres

Short [1-60 pages]
- All Genres

Languages: English

Festival Association

Tags: Other, Feature, Short, We accept Student writers, Action, Adventure, Animation, Biography, Children, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction, Sports, Thriller, Western, Adaptation