OPPORTUNITY: Flipside Youth Film Festival – Shorts Submission

Flipside is a youth film festival which has been running in Lambeth since 2009. The festival is an annual showcase of short films under 10 minutes made by people 10-25 from across London, so if you’re an aspiring film maker and would like to get your work in front of an audience at a top venue you can submit your short to the festival for free…

Project Name: Flipside Youth Film Festival – Shorts Submissions

Company/Organisation Name: Flipside

For Age Group: 10-14, 15-18, 19-25

Art Form: Film

Level of Experience Required: any

Project Description/Aims: 

Film Submissions Are Open And Free. Send Us Your Films!

Information About Film Submission

We are happy to accept submissions all year round but the deadline to enter your short film to the current years festival is 1st April 2012.

We accept films made within the last 2 years and are under 10 minutes in duration. We love to receive films of all genres so whether your film is a documentary, an animation, a drama or experimental, all are welcome. It is FREE to submit your film to our festival. Please read our Terms and Conditions on the Submission Form before completing and posting it to us with a DVD copy of your film.


The Flipside Youth Team selects a shortlist from all the entries across the 3 different age categories 10 – 14, 15 – 18, 19 – 25

3 winners in each category are then chosen based upon qualities such as

  • Emotional Impact
  • Originality
  • Cinematography
  • Youth Participation
  • Editing
  • Acting
  • Narrative
  • Sound/Music
  • Visual Effects
  • Speaking to Young People
Screenings And Awards

We host several screenings throughout May every year at internationally recognised venues such as the bfi Southbank, the Ritzy, Shortwave and Whirled Cinema.

Winners will be announced at a special screening at the bfi Southbank. Prizes include fantastic bumper goodie bags, trophies and certificates. We endeavour to screen as many films as possible during the festival in May.

In addition, we also ask our festival audiences to pick their favourite film throughout all public screenings. We then award the winning film with a prize. All winning films will be showcased on our website after the festival on a dedicated Winners page.

In 2012 we also plan to bring a Pop Up screening to a school, youth centre or outdoor space near you! Flipside will be running several exciting filmmaking workshops for young people for the first time in 2012! We will screen all of the winning films at a special Youth Filmmakers Forum in May 2012 and invite the winning teams to join the panel to discuss their films and participate in an audience Q&A.

Project Dates and Times: n/a

Venue: n/a

Cost to Participants: Free

How to sign up/apply: Download your submission form here http://www.flipsidefilmfestival.org.uk/film-submission-form.pdf

Deadline: 1st April

Website: www.flipsidefilmfestival.org.uk

Twitter: @FlipsideFest

Facebook: London Flipside Youth Film Festival