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BFI Future Film Festival for young filmmakers

Updated: Jul 25, 2023

Are you a filmmaker aged 16 to 25? Would you like one of your short films to be considered for inclusion in the 17th BFI Future Film Festival, in February 2024?

We’re inviting filmmakers to submit their work to the BFI Future Film Festival, the UK's largest film festival for young people. This year we have a number of cash prizes up for grabs to support your next film and your career.

The format of the 2024 festival is yet to be decided, but we're committed to making it as accessible as possible to all filmmakers based in the UK and internationally. If your film is selected, you

will be invited to attend the festival at the BFI Southbank in London, UK, or online. If you're selected, we'll keep you updated on the festival's format so you can best plan your festival attendance.

Your short must be 10 minutes or under in length, have been produced in the last two years and be an interesting and original concept, with good production values and an entertaining subject matter. You must have been aged 16-25 when you made the film.

Before you apply, please read the rules and terms below. For more information about the festival, head to the BFI website (

More information and details on how to submit can be found here:



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