We thrive on independent cinema and filmmakers and want as many national and international filmmakers to attend as possible. With that in mind, we would like to announce that, due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the impact it is having on the world, we are postponing our festival from summer to autumn this year.


The new dates will stand at 23rd to 25th October 2020 with us pushing full speed ahead for the festival to go ahead then.


With the new dates, it will give us more time to get some exciting events on that we may not have been able to do this summer.


We will also be extending our submission dates to June 17th 2020, which is two months extra to get your film in.


Notification dates will now stand at July 31st 2020.


We apologise for any inconvenience, but believe that this is best for the festival, filmmakers and cinema goers.

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