10th Little Rock People - Children’s International Short Film Festival 2019

From July 28, 2019 until July 28, 2019


Submissions for the 10th edition of Little Rock People - Children's Film Festival are now open.
Running on July 28th, 2019 will play host to some very special events and screenings.
LRP plays a rich selection of the best of contemporary global short cinema and is always on the lookout for interesting new voices.
LRP does not always plays films that kids will understand now, but also those that will reappear in their minds ten years from now.

Submission deadlines and fees:
Early bird: Until midnight GMT, 20th April – €5
Regular submissions: Until midnight GMT 20th May–€10
Late submissions: Until midnight GMT 20th June – €15

There are only the audience prizes only at the Festival. Both are not cash prizes but mentions.

Categories for entry
Entries are invited in the following categories: Short Films, Short Documentaries and Maltese Short Films. We welcome all forms of film production – animation, experimental, student work, digital work, etc.

Conditions for Entry
Almost all digital formats are eligible for inclusion: preferably MP4 or Pro Res. Films should be presented in their original versions with English language subtitles or commentary where necessary. We are not screening in DCP.
To be eligible for the short film competitions, films must have been completed since 1 July 2015.

Criteria for Maltese Shorts
Filmmakers not from and from Malta and who are based in Malta;
Filmmakers from Malta but based elsewhere; and/or
Films shot by non-Maltesers throughout the archipelago (Malta, Gozo, Comino, Cominotto, Filfla).
Non-English language films
To qualify for selection, all non-English language films must have an English-subtitled screening copy available.

Due to the large amount of submissions received, we will only contact those filmmakers with work selected for the festival.
The selection of films will be announced on the Little Rock People website by 15th July when the programme is launched.
Due to the large amount of submissions received, Little Rock People cannot offer feedback regarding films that are not selected for the Festival.

We do not pay screening fees for films submitted to the festival.
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Little Rock People

Currently, there is no open submission period for this competition.


This Festival was founded in 2009

Little Rock People is a Children's Film Festival that is celebrating its 8th edition.
Our programme is non compromising, non patronising and always amazing.
We cater for kids between 3 and 14, dividing the selection into two groups (between 3-7 and 7-14) within the same night.
We would love to have your film at our screening.
Our festival takes place at the old cemetery, with smoke machines between the tombs, vampire teeth sweets and kids parties after the screenings.


Little Rock People - Kids film fest
Sirene Street 27
ISL1466 Senglea