Folkestone Short Film Festival 2022 Official Selection

This year we received over 700 submissions from 84 countries. Whittling these entries down to 16 was no small feat but here we are. We are delighted to announce the official selection for the Folkestone Short Film Festival 2022.

Last year’s bar for excellence was set so high and would have been incredibly difficult to beat. However we feel that this selection, for what will be our final year as an online-only event, is possibly our best yet.

Without further ado, here is the Official Selection for the Folkestone Short Film Festival 2022.

Official Selection

(In order of submission date)

Squatch Man (Directed by Hannah Mae)
In Isolation (Directed by Edmund C. Short)
The Infectious Imagination Of Henry Bramble (Directed by Derek Boyes)
Boredom (Directed by George Bartlett)
Backseat Driver (Directed by Jake Balfour-Lynn)
Cheat Code (Directed by Daniel Elkin)
Slice of Adventure (Directed by Justin Ethington, Jordan Carney & John McKeon)
It’s Not Safe Outside (Directed by Stephan Bookas)
Road Trip (Directed by Natalie A. Evans)
Chapel of Rest (Directed by Iain Cash)
The Last Torment (Directed by Gareth Frederick Repton)
Hi John (Directed by Jordan Pitt, Sinitta Monero)
Archie’s Last Drive (Directed by Eben Skilleter)
Johnny Spittoon (Directed by Neil Whitman)
Dig Boy Dig (Directed by Andrew McCann)
Ainsworth (Directed by Sam Blake Talbot)

Congratulations to everyone whose films were selected and commiserations to those who weren’t. If you get in touch with us when we launch next year’s call for submissions we’ll send you a discount code for your next submission.

As previously stated this is the last year without a physical event so on the day (Saturday 30 July) the judges will be either meeting in person or via Zoom and watching all the short films together. You can also watch the short films at the same time here. We’ll then discuss each film and decide who will be our 2022 winners. The winners will be announced at 22:00 on 30 July.

New Venue for next year

It’s been negotiated, agreed and confirmed we will have a venue next year <*Collective whooping*> More information will be announced when we announce the launch of the 2023 edition.


Best of luck to all of the amazing filmmakers out there as we return to normality following a tough couple of years.