The UK Film Festival London 2018

From Nov. 20, 2018 until Nov. 24, 2018


Selected Filmmakers will be competing for the UK Film Festival Edgeware Awards in the categories of,
Best Short Film, Best British Short, Best Feature Film, Best Feature Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Music Video, Best Animation and Best Student Film; as well as various special awards including the Edgeware Special Jury Prize. The winners will be announced at the end of the festival screenings.

Submission Eligibility
- All submitted films (except Features) must have been completed after 1 January 2015..
- The student concession fee is only applicable to filmmakers that were full time students at the time of making the film.
- All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English.
- Exploitation or grossly indecent genres are not eligible.

Terms and conditions:
The UK Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless UK Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. the admission fees are non-refundable.

Music Videos

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

Animation Shorts - (Animations 40 minutes and over should enter as Feature Films)

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

Student Shorts

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

Feature Films and Feature Documentaries (40 minutes and over)

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

Short Films and Short Documentaries

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


This Festival was founded in 2011

The UK Film Festival London offers the largest cash prize in the UK (in the short film category).
The festival champions great films but is particularly seeking work from those filmmakers who might not yet have had a prestigious public screening of their work.

Screening in the heart of London UKFF welcomes films of all types from all over the World - connecting up-and-coming filmmakers with more established names such as Judi Dench, Dustin Hoffman, James Corden, Bill Nighy and their most recent attendee – Timothy Spall.

Category awards are given for Best Feature Film; Best Feature Documentary; Best Short Documentary; Best Animation; Best Music Video; Best British Short; Best International Short; Best Student Film; as well as special awards for excellence.

Mat Kirkby, Oscar Winner and Director at Ridley Scott Associates states that "The UK Film Festival is the most focused, passionate and quality driven film festival in the UK. Their invaluable support helped get me to the Oscars in 2015, where I won the Academy Award for best short film."
With a programme that showcases new talent alongside established directors, filmmakers and actors UKFF is a lively networking hub. Over the last 6 years UKFF has quickly become a career stepping stone, establishing a tradition of discovering and promoting films which have gone on to be Oscar and BAFTA nominees and winners. The script competitions have also made a big impact - four scripts have been optioned and two have been produced and gone on to win multiple awards and gained prestigious distribution deals.

Led by a jury of well respected professional filmmakers and as a member of Universal Films and Festivals Organisation we ensure a fair selection and judging process.
Our exciting screening events have created a networking hub that continues to connect new filmmakers to industry including television exposure by leading British broadcaster, Channel 4.


UK Film Festival London
att. Murray Woodfield
St Albans Mews Kensington 1
W8 5PN London
United Kingdom