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How do I submit my film to The Smalls Film Festival 2013?

To enter The Smalls Film Festival you must do two things: complete the online submissions form and pay the applicable entry fee. But please also make sure that you review the rules for entering before you complete your submission.

Who can enter The Smalls Film Festival?

Anyone, from anywhere, can enter.

Can I mail you a copy of my film?

At the moment we prefer to receive entries via our online submissions form. Should you run into any problems, please email and we will provide you with alternative ways to submit.

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Deadlines and fees

What is the submission deadline?

The submission deadline is 1st August 2016.

What is the entry fee?

Early Bird Submissions: 25th April 2016
Fee - £12

Regular Submissions: 27th June 2016
Fee - £20

Late Submissions: 1st August 2016
Fee - £25

How do I pay the submission fee?

When you complete your online submissions form you will be prompted to make your payment. Our submission form accepts all major credit cards. Please – please – do NOT forward us any cheques or cash, as we cannot accept these for any reason.

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Film submissions

How do I upload a film?

When you are logged into your account, go to From there simply follow the instructions in The Smalls Film Festival submissions section. Please make sure that you are only entering films that you have created and/or own all the rights to the materials and music used. Not a member yet? Sign up and get started with showcasing your films.

What are the categories for the festival and the awards?

The categories are: Comedy, Drama, Documentary, Animation, Music Video and Local Filmmaker.

If I have entered my film but want to make changes to my contact information and/or insert updates on where my film has screened, can I go back into the form and make edits?

After your submission form has been completed and confirmed, you will not able to edit it. If you need to inform us of any changes to your address, etc., please email directly with your request.

Can I enter an incomplete film, i.e. a film that is a work in progress?

We are reviewing and judging films as if they are complete and polished works. So we recommend that you submit the version of your film that you are most proud of and you feel you want to showcase. We will not accept multiple versions.

I entered my film last year or a previous year but have made changes since then. Can I submit it again?

As long as your film follows the rules of The Smalls Film Festival you can submit it again. You will still need to complete the online submission form and pay the entry fee for this year.

How long can my film be?

Your film can be up to 20 minutes long.

Must I have all the rights and clearances for my film, as well as any material and music included in my film settled before I submit or can I do it afterward?

You need to have all rights and clearances BEFORE you submit your film. Make sure that you read the rules of The Smalls Film Festival again before you enter.

Is there a tracking number, or how do I know if my submission has been completed and my film uploaded?

Once you have completed the submission form, you will receive a confirmation email from The Smalls. But don’t worry if it takes a little time (sometimes the elves are sleeping). If you have not received an email from us within 24 hours, send an email to confirm your entry has been received.

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Award Categories

Can I choose the award category that I want to submit my film to?

Yes, but make sure that your film fits into the category as described under Awards. As you complete your submissions form, you will get to mark the category you want to enter. You can only choose one category. Should the judges feel that your film is better suited for a different category, someone from The Smalls will contact you and offer you the option to move your film into that category.

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When and how will I know if my film has been selected for screening and/or is shortlisted for a Smalls Award?

We will notify all successful entrants of their status in August 2016. Please make sure your contact details are correct and if you have not heard from us by 26th August 2016, please email for a notification.

If my film is selected for screening, when will I be notified of the scheduled date/time?

We will notify you of this shortly after you have received the notification of your status. We want you to have enough time to make travel plans, if necessary.

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When and where does The Smalls Film Festival take place?

The Smalls Film Festival takes place 2nd – 7th September in London, UK. Specific venues for screenings and events will be announced closer to the festival start date.

How do I get there?

Directions will be available closer to the festival, after all events and venues have been finalised.

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