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Submissions

We invite independent filmmakers from around the world to submit their first and/or second film – features and shorts, narrative and documentary – to the Cheltenham International Film Festival. Foreign language films welcomed with English subtitles.

We do not operate a premier policy, therefore you are welcome to submit your film even if it has appeared in other festivals and been screened publicly – but not in Gloucestershire, England. We wish to be known as a ‘friendly’ festival; if you require accommodation and/or assistance with travel, please let us know. Filmmakers whose films are accepted for competition also receive full Festival passes, discounted tickets/passes for guests (including receptions and parties), and a gift bag.  We also plan one network lunch.  And, if you have time, we will organise a tour of the Cotswolds famous countryside.


        Submit your film to the Cheltenham International Film Festival

Submit your film to the Cheltenham International Film Festival

Awards

Films in competition at CIFF will be judged by a jury of film industry professionals and by the Festival audience.  The Jury will decide on all category winners except for the audience award which will be voted on by Festival-goers.  The Jury will be announced over the coming weeks. The film voted overall winner will have the opportunity to have theatrical distribution and international sales if available (this is currently under discussion).

  • Best Film: Overall Winner
  • Best Feature Film: narrative
  • Best Film Short: narrative  
  • Best Feature Film: documentary
  • Best Film Short: documentary
  • Best Director 
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Audience Award

Dates and deadlines

Opening date October 1, 2018
Earlybird deadline November 19, 2018
Regular deadline February 22, 2019
Latedeadline March 22, 2019
Extended deadline April 14, 2019
Notification date April 30, 2019
Event date May 27 - June 1, 2018

Categories and fees

short documentary

Earlybird Deadline

Standard $25USD
Gold members $22.50USD
 

Regular Deadline

Standard $35USD
Gold members $31.50USD
 

Late Deadline

Standard $45USD
Gold members $40.50USD
 

Extended Deadline

Standard $60USD
Gold members $54USD
 
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Feature Documentary

Earlybird Deadline

Standard $40USD
Gold members $36USD
 

Regular Deadline

Standard $50USD
Gold members $45USD
 

Late Deadline

Standard $60USD
Gold members $54USD
 

Extended Deadline

Standard $75USD
Gold members $67.50USD
 
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Short Narrative

Earlybird Deadline

Standard $25USD
Gold members $22.50USD
 

Regular Deadline

Standard $35USD
Gold members $31.50USD
 

Late Deadline

Standard $45USD
Gold members $40.50USD
 

Extended Deadline

Standard $60USD
Gold members $54USD
 
Submit my film
Feature Narrative

Earlybird Deadline

Standard $40USD
Gold members $36USD
 

Regular Deadline

Standard $50USD
Gold members $45USD
 

Late Deadline

Standard $60USD
Gold members $54USD
 

Extended Deadline

Standard $75USD
Gold members $67.50USD
 
Submit my film