EFN Film Festival Goes Hybrid for 2021

EFN Film Festival Goes Hybrid for 2021

EFN’s next Edition is going hybrid! Our Summer/Autumn Spectacu-ganza will take place both on live-stream and in the flesh in London’s Iconic Genesis Cinema

● Expect: 

o Our trademark Awards Night with a selection of films competing for the Critics’ Choice Award given by a panel of film industry experts (BBC, Leeds Int. Film Festival) and the Audience Favourite Award voted by the audience attending on the night both LIVE and ONLINE! 

o Side film screenings with more official selections as part of our non-competitive programmes. 

o Online Industry Workshops around funding, writing and film festival strategies! 


● EFN is an international short film festival reaching over 3000 cinephiles. 

● We accept films of any genre and type: **Comedy, Drama, Horror, Animation, Documentary, Experimental, all are welcome** 

● All films need to be no longer than 20 minutes and produced within the last 2 years. 

● Film submissions are accepted via FilmFreeway. 10% discount for students 15% discount for gold FilmFreeway members and 20% for those who have submitted to EFN before. 

● Visit www.efnfestival.org/submit for full details: EARLY BIRD DEADLINE June 30th 2021. 


“I honestly can’t recommend this festival highly enough. One of the best experiences I’ve had as a filmmaker: from the insightful and fascinating questions during the Q&A to the clear connection they have with an engages audience” - Celestine Fraser - Writer/Producer 


Our panel of experts includes Leeds International Film Festival Programmer Molly Cowderoy, UK partner of the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival Abla Kandalaft and Christina Papasotiriou Genesis Cinema’s Alternative Programming Manager.


“EFN- Emerging Filmmakers Night is a professional and extremely well run festival. The communication with the filmmakers, the quality of the event and audience engagement are all excellent” - Steven Dorrington-Writer/Director