Submissions are accepted upon receipt of the appropriate fee to the length of the submission – the details can be found on the submissions guidelines. The submission will be watched within six weeks of receipt
In the case of the fee sent being inappropriate to the submission sent – the submission will not qualify and will only be watched/reviewed upon the receipt of the appropriate fee. In this instance an email will be sent for the correct fee
The 12 day festival event in the Summer of each year will accommodate a particular number of shorts and features in accordance with venues agreeing to screen films in top end west end venues with guaranteed audience number. This will vary but will also be a facility of the festival a weekend per month. The details of the venue will be given to the film maker in advance and all attempts will be made to have the screening within a large audience high publicity context. In some instances, subject to permissions, there will be outside screenings to PR audiences in selected parks with marquees acting as venue.
The possibility of rejection is an accepted risk of the film maker/production company supplying the submission. In the event of a rejection, a short précis as critical appraisal will be forwarded along with rejection advice to the applicant
Those shortlisted and chosen will be notified within six weeks of the festival
Priority is given to directors working/training/living in central London or studying in main central London located institutions
The general themes as indicated in the submission guidelines should be adhered to and this need be accepted and read by those submitting to ‘Livin’ in the City’ as features or shorts not adhering to said guidelines and proposed themes will not be liable for viewing or screening
The submission fee is non-refundable and is non-returnable
The screening choices for festival submission are not subjective but subject to a panel decision in accordance with accepted aesthetic principles being present: strong concept, narrative, acting and production values. The panel is made up of film and film PR professionals
Priority is duly given to films displaying an homage to exploitation cinema or be of the exploitation genre
It is the policy of ‘Livin’ in the City’ film festival to invite the staff of a chosen production to become part of the in house listings of talent for Inner City Productions, the sister production company of LITC.
There is the option on the part of those shortlisted and chosen to take part in the discounted promotions and offers of Public Relations/Marketing/Campaigns Design
Speculative submissions without fee will not be viewed nor is the opinion of the festival panel to be sought solicitously – all such enquiries will be ignored