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Film makers from around the world are being invited to submit entries for this year’s Durham Film Festival, set to re-launch post-pandemic this summer. The student run festival will take place over two days Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 June in the ODEON Luxe cinema, in Durham city centre.

Durham Film Festival will showcase short films from film-makers nationally and internationally, at all levels of experience. The three categories for submissions are:

  • North East based film maker
  • Student film maker
  • General Entry, international

British Film Institute support

The organisers are delighted to have the support of the British Film Institute (BFI). Philip Ilson, Artistic Director of the London Short Film Festival and short film programmer for the BFI London Film Festival, will be judging the 15 films chosen for the Official Selection. 

Amy Ware, a student at Durham University and Director of Durham Film Festival explained; “Our aim for the festival is to celebrate North East talent and provide a space for student film-makers to shine after the restrictions of the pandemic. We are also welcoming entries from around the world so that we can appreciate a variety of international short films here in Durham.”

In addition to the film screenings, the festival will also include a series of talks, workshops and events to explore and celebrate film making.

Submit your film

Film makers are invited to submit their entries to the Durham Film Festival online at FilmFreeway website: until the closing date of Monday 9 May 2022.

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