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We love film and we'd love to watch yours! To become one of our 2022 winners, please submit your film by 31st January 2021. To enter click on submit my film button below and submit your film onto filmfreeway for a chance to win!
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Submit my film

Dates & Deadlines,

2021 - 2022

May
24

Opening Date

July
31

Earlybird

Sep
30

Not So Earlybird

Nov
30

Nearly There

Feb
13

Just about made it

Mar
31

Notification Date

Categories & Fees

All information on categories and fees can be found below. For more information please visit us on FilmFreeway.

Animation

A story told by giving life to inanimate objects or character designs using computer technology or frame by frame animation.

Requirements: Your submission must be an original animated short video that illustrates the art of animated storytelling. Submissions may include the following styles of animation: 3D, 2D, mixed media, or any form of stop motion.

Judging considerations: We are looking for animation that deploys a high level of technical, conceptual, and aesthetic innovation in order to enchant the viewer with a strong, engaging story.

Earlybird
Standard - $45
Student - $25
Gold Members - $35
Not So Earlybird
Standard - $50
Student - $30
Gold Members - $40
Nearly There
Standard - $55
Student - $35
Gold Members - $45
Just About Made It
Standard - $60
Student - $40
Gold Members - $50

Celtic Short

This category in for any short film made in the following Celtic Nations. Wales, Ireland North or South, Isle of Man, Cornwall, Scotland or Brittany. It can be on any subject. We would prefer it was in the National language of the Celtic Nation but it's not essential.

Earlybird
Standard - $45
Student - $25
Gold Members - $35
Not So Earlybird
Standard - $50
Student - $30
Gold Members -$40
Nearly There
Standard - $55
Student - $35
Gold Members - $45
Just About Made It
Standard - $60
Student - $40
Gold Members - $50

Drone

All entries should be no longer than 5 minutes in length with more than 50% or the footage being shot using a drone or aerial vehicle.

By entering your film into CBFF  you are authorising and validating that your submission has been cleared for festival exhibition and hold full legal responsibility for the copyright and intellectual property of the submission. You must also have the necessary drone licenses, you maybe ask for proof if you submission is selected.

You can submit any of the following:

Technical – Show us a film that showcases your talent and control that makes people think how did they do that? Surprise us with complex shots that look beautiful and have the wow factor.

Narrative - Show us how your drone footage helps to bind a story together.

Extreme Sports - Pretty self-explanatory

Show Reel - Do you want to showcase your work? then this is the place for you.

Earlybird
Standard - $45
Student - $25
Gold Members - $35
Not So Earlybird
Standard - $50
Student - $30
Gold Members - $40
Nearly There
Standard - $55
Student - $35
Gold Members - $45
Just About Made It
Standard - $60
Student - $35
Gold Members - $50

Experimental

A video that experiments with new ideas and/or techniques, often characterized by the absence of a linear narrative.

Requirements: Submissions may include video art, abstract works, or any other non-narrative-based work that breaks new ground in moving image.

Judging considerations: We are looking for videos that explore new ideas or techniques to further film making as an art form, free from the constraints of the traditional narrative form.

Earlybird
Standard - $45
Student - $25
Gold Members - $35
Not So Earlybird
Standard - $50
Student - $30
Gold Members - $40
Nearly There
Standard - $55
Student - $35
Gold Members - $45
Just About Made It
Standard - $60
Student - $40
Gold Members - $50

Faith Based Short

Movies must be family friendly, wholesome, and compatible with a Biblical Christian worldview.    

Spiritual statement – how well does the movie express a relevant issue from a Christian worldview?  

Creativity – how creative and artistic is the movie?    

Originality – Is the story new and fresh?

Earlybird
Standard - $45
Student - $25
Gold Members - $35
Not So Earlybird
Standard - $50
Student -$30
Gold Members -$40
Nearly There
Standard - $55
Student - $30
Gold Members - $45
Just About Made It
Standard - $60
Student - $35
Gold Members - $50

Feature Documentary

A Documentary Feature is defined as a theatrically released nonfiction motion picture with informative, cultural, artistic, historical, social, scientific, biographical or other subject-matters.

It can be Poetic, Expository, Participatory, Observational or Performative.

It must have a running time of more than 40mins and less than 90mins including all titles.

Earlybird
Standard - $60
Student - $30
Gold Members - $50
Not So Earlybird
Standard - $70
Student - $35
Gold Members - $60
Nearly There
Standard - $80
Student - $40
Gold Members - $70
Just About Made It
Standard - $90
Student - $45
Gold Members - $80

Feature Film

The feature can be on any subject or theme. It must not run more than 90mins including titles. If it's not in English it must have subtitles.

Earlybird
Standard - $60
Student - $30
Gold Members - $50
Not So Earlybird
Standard - $70
Student - $35
Gold Members - $60
Nearly There
Standard - $80
Student - $40
Gold Members - $70
Just About Made It
Standard -$90
Student - $45
Gold Members - $80

Foreign Language Short

To be confirmed.

Earlybird
Standard - $45
Student - $25
Gold Members - $35
Not So Earlybird
Standard - $50
Student - $30
Gold Members - $40
Nearly There
Standard - $55
Student - $35
Gold Members - $45
Just About Made It
Standard - $60
Student - $40
Gold Members - $50

No Budget Short

A no-budget film is a film made with very little or no money. Young directors starting out in filmmaking and several older ones commonly use this method because there are few other options available to them at that point. All the actors and technicians are employed in these films without remuneration. These films are largely non-profit. Usually the director works alone on such films, or uses a very minimum "crew" of volunteers to assist him/her on such projects, where no money or financing is available, not including the cost of equipment's and software used in production and post-production. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia The film’s final running time is more than 2 minutes and less than 40 minutes including credits if any.

Earlybird
Standard - $45
Student - $25
Gold Members - $35
Not So Earlybird
Standard - $50
Student - $30
Gold Members - $40
Nearly There
Standard - $55
Student - $35
Gold Members - $45
Just About Made It
Standard - $60
Student - $40
Gold Members - $50

Poetic

Poets, filmmakers, and media artists are called to submit their work to this  brand new category. We will accept submissions of poetry films, filmpoems, digital-poetry, poetry video, Cin(E)-Poetry, spoken word films, videopoema, visual poetry, poetrinca, media poetry, and all films that are visually driven by text.

Eligible submissions must have a maximum length of 40 minutes.

CBFF cannot be held liable or responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement.

Entries that are not in English must be subtitled in English.

Earlybird
Standard - $45
Student - $25
Gold Members - $35
Not So Earlybird
Standard - $50
Student - $30
Gold Members - $40
Nearly There
Standard - $55
Student - $30
Gold Members - $45
Just About Made It
Standard - $60
Student - $35
Gold Members - $50

Rising Star Award

Please note that you must be under 21 to qualify to submit for this award.

The aim of the Rising Star Award is to encourage new and emerging film-makers and actors by publicizing their talent and supporting their future work.

You must be a full or part time student either at a School, College or University.

The short film running time must be more than 2 minutes and less than 40 minutes including credits if any.

Earlybird
Standard - $25
Gold Members - $20
Not So Earlybird
Standard - $30
Gold Members - $20
Nearly There
Standard - $35
Gold Members - $25
Just About Made It
Standard - $40
Gold Members - $30

Short Comedy

To be confirmed.

Earlybird
Standard - $45
Student - $25
Gold Members - $35
Not So Earlybird
Standard - $50
Student - $30
Gold Members - $40
Nearly There
Standard - $55
Student - $35
Gold Members - $45
Just About Made It
Standard - $60
Student - $40
Gold Members - $50

Short Documentary

The short documentary can take any of the following forms.Performative, Participatory, Expository or Poetic.It must have a running time of less than 40mins including all titles.

Earlybird
Standard - $45
Student - $25
Gold Members - $35
Not So Earlybird
Standard - $50
Student - $30
Gold Members - $40
Nearly There
Standard - $55
Student - $35
Gold Members - $45
Just About Made It
Standard - $60
Student - $40
Gold Members - $50

Short Film

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences defines a short film as "an original motion picture that has a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits". The term featurette originally applied to a film longer than a short subject, but shorter than a standard feature film.

Earlybird
Standard - $45
Student - $25
Gold Members -$35
Not So Earlybird
Standard - $50
Student - $30
Gold Members - $40
Nearly There
Standard - $55
Student - $35
Gold Members - $45
Just About Made It
Standard - $60
Student - $40
Gold Members - $50

Short Film Made in Wales

Ffilm Fer A Wnaed Yng Nghymru
(John Hefin Award)  

                                                                            Short film made in Wales. This will be open to any filmmaker who has made their film here in Wales in either Welsh or English. This can be a live-action narrative fiction or a factual report on a chosen subject or idea. This must have a running time of, no longer than 40 mins including titles.                            

Earlybird
Standard - $45
Student - $25
Gold Members - $35
Not So Earlybird
Standard - $50
Student - $30
Gold Members - $40
Nearly There
Standard -$55
Student - $35
Gold Members - $45
Just About Made It
Standard - $60
Student - $40
Gold Members - $50

Smart Phone

As far as production values go – do the best you can with what you have. But, do not sacrifice the creativity or the spontaneity or the uniqueness of your film.

Your submission must be edited on your smart phone.

Running time no more than 5 minutes including titles if any.

Earlybird
Standard - $45
Student - $25
Gold Members - $35
Not So Earlybird
Standard - $50
Student - $30
Gold Members -$40
Nearly There
Standard - $55
Student - $35
Gold Members - $45
Just About Made It
Standard - $60
Student - $40
Gold Members - $50

Date
16th - 19th May 2022
Ffwrness, Llanelli

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