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New Strawberry Shorts Film Festival Trailer

Hi Short Filmmakers,   the Strawberry Shorts Film Festival has a new festival trailer. Check it out     and submit your short film today. For submission details please visit The Strawberry Shorts Film Festival webpage.   Many thanks and good luck. ...

Cut It Short!: Blog with filmmaker Q&As

Cut It Short!: Tuesday 8th December 2009 Cut It Short! was an superb short film benefit night for The Strawberry Shorts Film Festival 2010. It ran on Tuesday the 8th of December 2009 at The Boathouse and was packed with a selection of short films from the last few years of our Best New Local Filmmaker competition. It was also packed with the filmmakers whose films we screened. Throughout the night we had Q&A sessions with the filmmakers in between the screening. They give a real ...

Cut It Short: Preview To Strawberry Shorts Film Festival: Tuesday The 8Th Of December 7:30Pm

Meet The Filmmakers From Previous Years Cut It Short is a short film screening night and benefit event for the Strawberry Shorts Film Festival, a brand new film festival opening at Strawberry Fair in 2010. For one night only, see the area’s best short films from past years, and get to meet the filmmakers who created them! 25 films from previous years of the Strawberry Fair Short Film Festival will be shown, and filmmakers will be attending to answer questions afterwards. The films range ...

Strawberry Shorts Film Festival: Call For Submissions

Call For Entries - The Strawberry Shorts Film Festival 2010 The Strawberry Shorts Film Festival is looking for short films by local, national and international filmmakers for the 2010 film festival, which will be held on Midsummer Common, Cambridge, Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th of June. Films can be of any genre but should be less than 20 minutes long. We accept films on DV, Data DVD or DVD. The submissions deadline is noon on Friday the 23rd of April. To submit films, fil...

The Cambridge Strawberry Shorts Film Festival



It is with great pleasure to announce that we will be holding The 2017 Cambridge Strawberry Shorts Film Festival on the evening of Friday 2nd June.

Cambridge Strawberry Shorts is a well established and respected short film festival run under the umbrella of Cambridge Cinema Shorts. The festival is an important event in the Cambridge City calender. It enjoys national support and has international recognition. Each year we try to add a little extra, keeping it fresh and alive, and encouraging continued interest with year round supporting events.

This year there will be  three awards presented, The Judges Award, The Audience Award and a new award added late into the last years selection process, The Viewing Panel Award (who better to judge, we watch every film submitted, many of them several times). The winners of all three will be announced at the end of the festival.

Because of time restrictions and programming considerations many films submitted cannot, but deserve to be included in the festival. To redress this injustice commendations will be awarded. A listing will be published in the programme, film makers informed and all these films will be screened at public events in Cambridge over the rest of the year.

Films can be of any genre but should be less than 20 minutes long. There is no submission fee so long as entries are submitted to us on DVD's, (see below for alternative submission method).

Strawberry Shorts is a genuine festival complete with an enthusiastic audience and good press coverage. Close of entry is Saturday 8th April. 2017

This year we have buckled to the increasing pressure to except downloads. That said, its not all good news for the 'press button to submit' fans, as, where Strawberry Shorts will remain a free to enter festival for DVD submissions because of the considerable amount of time, expense and bother on line submissions cause us we will have to charge a fee for submission by download. (See submissions page for details)

All films received will be watched and considered by the viewing panel and the final selection will be screened at the festival.

To determine The Audience Award all members will receive voting slips on arrival at the festival and will be asked to join in the voting procedure at the end of the screening. Winners of all awards will then be announced at the close of the festival.

Further details of venue and times will be available closer to date, so please continue to visit our web site for information and news on this and other forthcoming events.

For entry details please visit our website:


Next Submissions Deadline

Kinofilm European Short Film Festival – MANCHESTER (Feb 2010) LATEST NEWS: Calling all Short Filmmakers – the ‘early-bird’ deadline to KINOFILM has now passed. Filmmakers now have until the end of September to get their films in the post (although we will accept the arrival of films for this deadline in our office upto 2nd October to allow for postal delays in the current British postal dispute in some parts of the country). The cost of submitting films to this deadline is £15.00 ...

Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival 2013


Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival (YFIFF) is the gateway for new, independent and undiscovered filmmakers which takes place each year in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Designed and organised by award winning film maker George Clarke, the YFIFF is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland and has the dedication and drive to grow larger and larger every year!

The first 4 years have grown with guests coming in from Hong Kong, Mexico, LA, Canada, Italy, the UK and Ireland, with great results! Now the YFIFF has settled in one of the largest and most central cinemas in Northern Ireland the Movie House Cinema, Dublin Rd, Belfast. It is fast becoming one of the top events in NI for film fans... 


The YFIFF began is 2009 by Yellow Fever Productions. A Northern Ireland based Company who has received recognition worldwide through festivals and media for their very low budget but awesome films. including, Splash Area, The Knackery, Battle of the Bone and The Last Light.

6th - 8th September 2013

The YFIFF each year hosts some special guests who give workshops and Q&A's with festival goers, in 2012 guests included prolific Hollywood Director Albert Pyun and Hong Kong Producer Mike Leeder.

The Festival runs for three days Fri-Sun and will showcase all genre of independent films including 'Shorts by shorts' a 16 and under category for young film makers.

This year the Festival will close with a high profile gala dinner awards ceremony with celebrity guests.


Submission forms by email request


Open to all Film Makers. Submit up to 3 films for the price of 1 (Just £10). Any Length, Any Genre.

Please note - Film must either be in English or have English subtitles.

Awards Include


Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Director
Best Short
Best Feature
Screening of Recognition
Audience Choice
Best Animation
Best International
Best Local
NEW** Best Short-By-Short (<16)

or drop us a line at -



Director: Maya Puig.
Sirenata tells the story of a mermaid who, fascinated by the human world, falls in love with a street musician and his melancholic music. When her deepest wish to become part of his world becomes reality, her quest to find him begins. When they finally meet, everything falls into place but with only a few hours together, she finds that ultimately she must choose between her world and his.

UK Feature Film Funding

The dark arts of feature film funding have always been a complete mystery to me and I don’t think I am alone in that regard. It may possibly be down to a peculiarly British sensibility of rank embarrassment at ‘selling yourself.’ Or it might be down to the C Grade I had in my Maths GCSE.Unless your as hideously talented as Nick Cave, who wrote The Proposition in 4 weeks, your script will be the result of months of painstaking, finger bleeding, relationship ending, sanity stretching re-writ...

French Film Festival in the UK

British cinemagoers see more French films on release now than they did a decade ago, but the French Film Festival UK (from 15 April to 4 May 2007) still has a vital role to play in throwing a spotlight on the vast majority of le cinéma français which never makes it across the Channel.
All the films in the festival in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee do not as yet have a British distributor in place – but the aim is to make the industry more aware of the pote...

India to ink co-production deal with UK

November 24, 2005 GOA, India ~ In an effort to gain additional worldwide recognition as a production base, India will sign a film co-production agreement with the United Kingdom on December 05 and will ink similar agreements with Germany and China in the near future. News of the agreements was revealed today (Thursday 24 November) prior to the inauguration of the 36th annual International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa. The agreement with the UK, which runs to 15 pages ...


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