Promoting, showcasing, supporting and empowering your creativity

Since 2014

The Folkestone International Film & TV Festival, established in 2014, is a multi-event organisation that hosts several film-related events in Folkestone and the south east of the UK including Kent’s largest free-to-attend short film competition Folkestone Short Film Festival that has, to date, attracted over 4,000 submissions from 144 countries.

Folkestone International Film & TV Festival

The organisers all have vast experience in the film industry and are using this experience to promote, showcase, support and empower the creativity of the very best of independent filmmakers around the world.

4,834

Submissions

144

Countries

212

Screened films

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Folkestone Short Film Festival 2023

Friday 28th July 2023

Entries for Folkestone Short Film Festival 2023 are now open.

The 2022 edition of the Folkestone Short Film Festival was be the last one to be held remotely. After a gruelling three years we’re delighted to announce that from 2023 we will be back to a physical event at an amazing new venue.

Our Festival is loved by filmmakers and film-lovers from around the world. We’re looking forward to bringing more great films to you!

Submit your film today!

Right:
A still from ‘Fireplace’ directed by
Muhammad Bayazid and Samah Safi Bayazid
WINNER: Best Cinematography
Hellfire Short Film Festival 2018
(now Folkestone Short Film Festival)

In the Spotlight

All in a Day’s Work

Two hit men are sent by mistake on the same job. When they arrive, they find the target is already dead. A psychological drama ensues as the two men duke it out to see who will claim the hit, and the reward, and who will walk away with nothing.

“All in a Day’s Work” is a short film written by Paul Kavanagh, starring UK comedy actor, Mark Benton, along with Ben Shockley and Paul Kavanagh, and directed by Andy Coughlan.

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“All in a Day’s Work” won the BEST FILM trophy at the Hellfire Short Film Festival 2018 (now Folkestone Short Film Festival)

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Upcoming Events

Folkestone Short Film Festival 2023
Date: Friday 28th July 2023
Venue: TBA

Hellfire HORRORfest
Date: TBA 2023
Venue: The Tower Theatre, Folkestone

Folkestone International Film & TV Festival
Date: TBA
Venues: TBA

Submission Deadlines

Folkestone Short Film Festival 2023
Earlybird Deadline 30 September 2022