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The Smalls Film Festival 2016 Now Open for Submissions

Regular submissions are now OPEN for the 11th edition of our festival, taking place 2nd – 7th of September 2016.

Submit your films via the ‘Enter your film’ link in the right hand side navigation.


The full 2016 festival program and the prizes will be announced SOON.


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Submissions for The Smalls Film Festival 2016 are NOW OPEN!






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Local Filmmaker*

*New Category! The Smalls wants to invite all local East London filmmakers to submit their films in the Local Filmmaker category for the opportunity to win some amazing new prizes!


Regular Deadline: 27th June 2016

Late Deadline: 1st August 2016


Regular Deadline: £20

Late Deadline: £25


Running time for films in all categories must be less than 20 minutes.

The Smalls Film Festival accepts UK and International submissions.

There is no premiere policy – the films may have screened at other festivals.

To qualify for the selection in the Local Filmmaker category, the director and/or producer must reside in one of the East London boroughs (E1, E1W, E2, E3, E4, E5, E6, E7, E8, E9, E10, E11, E12, E13, E14, E15, E16, E17, E18, E19 or E20).

If submitting more than one film, a separate completed entry is required for each title.

If you submitted a film for 2016 festival consideration and did not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, please contact us at: festival@thesmalls.com


Submit your films via the ‘Enter your film’ link in the right hand side navigation.


Click here to learn more about the festival!