📝 Sign up as a festival representative to manage this page!
😞 We don't have a program for this festival yet. Would you like to help us add it?
The 9th edition of the Winchester Film Festival is now open for submissions!
As a festival, we pride ourselves on really working for our filmmakers, with open and clear communication and a professional, friendly and approachable team. We offer substantial prize money, packed out screenings and a glitzy black tie award ceremony.
If you are considering entering your film for competition this year, please be sure to read the terms & conditions of the festival, and read all about which categories you can enter your film into below.
The 2020 Winchester Film Festival will be the 9th edition, and is open to both British and foreign filmmakers. The festival boasts even more screenings than ever before, giving you the chance to have the general public, peers, and industry professionals view your film in the historic cultural city of Winchester, England. Alongside film screenings, we also offer top prizes of £1,000 to Best British Short Film, £500 to Best Foreign Short Film, as well as industry mentoring and experience prizes, media coverage and more for the Best Animated Short Film, Best British New Director and Best Foreign New Director awards.
We are also offering red carpet screenings at a prestigious Winchester venues for UK premieres of selected feature films from any country. .
If you are a talented short film maker, whether you’re part of an experienced team working on a larger production, working to a reduced budget, or are starting out in your career, then our esteemed judges are on the lookout for you!
We are proud of our Hampshire roots, and we have a special prize that is awarded to Hampshire based directors. The Hampshire Prize winner is taken from applicants for the prize categories, and cannot be entered into exclusively.