It is testing, often challenging and sometimes downright nasty. But a lot of good films and music comes from these tensions…bring them on here. London life gave us Bowie, The Sex Pistols, Ian Drury, Spandau Ballet, Mary Quant, David Bailey: music, style and fashion subcultures borne out of city tensions. No doubt all cities do the same…..but London does especially. Trouble now is that the residents here have no room for expression, the costs of living in the city are choking the little room we have – geographically and emotionally, to breathe air sufficient to create.

We are looking for shorts and films to reflect this experience and to show the chosen films to an audience comprised mostly of the workers, communities and residents of the city that want to feel in good company, as though not alone.

THE FESTIVAL IS NEW, 24/7 AND ONGOING, WITH CONTINUOUS OPEN SUBMISSIONS. CURRENTLY SIGNING UP AS MANY VENUES, COMMUNITY HUBS AND CHAINS AS POSSIBLE TO ENSURE WIDEST COVERAGE. FURTHER INFORMATION TBC ON SITE AND IN MAIL ATTACHMENTS

London is one of the cultural capitals of the world with a great resource of venues centrally located which have been especially picked for their well-loved status to screen the entries. Submissions are welcome from all over the world, but we do not follow the usual ‘life cycle’ of most festivals. See below and ‘How this Works’ for more details.

It is assumed that the difficulties and tensions of London life, the costs of living in a major city, the cultural and financial advantages and disadvantages are not unique but felt in every major city in the world. Share your experiences and visions with us.

Aimed at the amateur, but competition entries from the professional is highly recommended – again, see ‘How This Works..’ entries are welcome from any city – anywhere in the world that have particular issues and themes applicable to the competition themes

Competitions

Aimed at the amateur, but competition entries from the professional is highly recommended – again, see ‘How This Works..’ entries are welcome from any city – anywhere in the world that have particular issues and themes applicable to the competition themes

1970s Comedy Sketch Film Challenge

Live Acts Competition

Charity Spec

Ad Campaign Spec

Cyber Stalking Stories

Housing Projects Competition

Housing Projects Competition

Amazing Sports Shorts

The Small Business Ad Competition

Public Information Broadcast Competition