You can enter any film - max length 20 minutes into one of these categories. - DEADLINE TO ENTER APRIL 30TH 2018



includes drama, comedy, documentary and music videos
maximum length 20 mins

maximum length 20 mins

Age 16+
maximum length 20 mins

Age 5 - 15
maximum length 20 mins

maximum length 20 mins

maximum length 20 mins

SEND VIA Film Freeway


Vimeo submissions are now closed.

The not so small print

Please read the following conditions carefully.

Submitting Feature Films:

We do accept feature films for screening outside of competition. If you have a feature for consideration please email us: submissions@stalbansfilmfestival.com

Festival Dates:

Coming soon
Submissions are currently OPEN.


Entry fee’s are non-refundable.


Press & Publicity:

Should your film be accepted we will request digital images and other press/publicity materials you may have available at that time.

Submission format:

Films must be submitted via Film Freeway or an emailed vimeo link.


Deadlines are the dates by which you must send your submissions via email or via Film Freeway, however do send your submissions as soon as possible. Please make sure you send the correct fee for your submission.
Enter your film by: April 30th 2018


Selection will be carried out by the St Albans Film Festival Submissions team and appointed judges. No correspondence will be entered into regarding the selection process and the decision of the Festival Committee is final.

We will inform successful applicants by the 31st May 2018.

All successful submissions will be listed on our website (www.stalbansfilmfestival.com) and successful applicants will be notified by email or over the phone.

We will also request that successful applicants send us digital press kits. Please only send this after you have been selected, and NOT during application.

We will also inform UNSUCCESSFUL applicants by email by 31st May 2018

If your film is successful you will be issued with our screening guidelines and will need to provide a high quality screening copy. St Albans Film Festival will not pay any screening fees nor will be incur any costs for the film or postage to receive your film.

Submission Eligibity:

All foreign language films must be subtitled in English (the costs of which are to be covered by the applicant).

All rights, permissions and clearances must be obtained prior to submission and applicants must ensure that they have the right to submit the work with regard to third parties connected with the production of the film in question. This includes all film and music rights and clearances have been obtained in accordance with UK copywright laws. By entering your work, you agree to this and the responsibilities involved. The St Albans Film Festival assumes no responsibility for violation or infringement of copyright law.

Films must abide by the legal constraints of film classification. Please refer to the British Board of Film Classification Guidelines.

Your film MUST meet these conditions. WE DO NOT REFUND SUBMISSION FEES.

We welcome Over 18 content, however please also note that any film containing illegal content will not be accepted and will be immediately reported to the authorities.

Festival Screening & Scheduling:

All screenings during the Festival period will take place at the discretion of the Festival. We reserve the right to make changes to the advertised schedule at any time for any reason and will not accept liability for any costs incurred as a result of such changes.

No film may be withdrawn from the St Albans Film Festival programme after its selection/participation has been confirmed without the prior agreement of St Albans Film Festival.

If we require a screening copy of your film, these must be received by the Festival by 5th June 2018

Submission to the St Albans Film Festival implies acceptance of the Rules outlined above.


We do not accept postal entries. Please send screener via Film Freeway or email us a vimeo link to your screener to stalbansfilmfest@gmail.com

Prizes and Festival selection:

One film in each category will win a trophy.

The final decision for selection of all prize winners as well as film selection in the festival and placement in the festival programme will be the responsibility of the Festival Director.

Any further prizes offered will be listed on our website.


All the deadlines are POSTMARK deadlines and are the dates by which you must send your submissions, however do send your submissions as soon as possible. Please make sure you send the correct fee for your submission.

Submission to the St Albans Film Festival implies acceptance of the Rules outlined above.

St Albans Film Festival Ltd. Company Number: 08165747