Meet the Film Festivals

Meet the Film Festivals is a prime opportunity for filmmakers to expand their industry contacts and speak with the programmers who are behind some of the top UK, European and international festivals. This is a chance to find out what they are looking for, and promote your work across established film festivals and emerging cinema platforms.

Timetable and Booking Information

Meet the Film Festivals
Friday 6 November 2015
17:30 – 20:00
Middletons Hotel

Speak with the programmers behind leading UK and international festivals and tune in to what they are looking for. Expand your contacts list and connect with creative practitioners.

Delegates 2015

Africa in Motion, Edinburgh

Africa in Motion Film Festival is an annual African film festival now in its 10th year, bringing African cinema to Scottish audiences. AiM screens African stories told by African people to show a different perspective of Africa, one that counters the western clichés and reveals stories from across the continent. The festival promotes documentary and short film.

Dublin International Film Festival

Established in 2003, DIFF is Ireland’s premier film festival and takes place in Dublin each spring. At the heart of DIFF is it’s audience, for whom the festival organises an all encompassing event, carefully curated and ranging from the weird and wonderful to the glamorous and exclusive. DIFF turns the city into a film mecca for cinema-goers of all kinds.

Edinburgh Film Festival

EIFF is world renowned for discovering and promoting the very best in international cinema – and for heralding and debating changes in global filmmaking. Intimate in scale, ambitious in scope, and fuelled by pure passion for cinema, EIFF highlights the most exciting film talent, in a city that is both historical and thought-provoking.

European Independent Film Festival

Often referred to as the Sundance of Europe, The European Independent Film Festival is dedicated to the advancement of the very best independent filmmakers from around the world. The festival proudly celebrates and risk-taking storytellers, offering new narratives to the broadest audiences possible with the intent on building careers.

Glasgow Short Film Festival

Glasgow Short Film Festival is the largest competitive short film festival in Scotland, and an inclusive annual meeting point for emerging Scottish, UK and international filmmakers, delegates and local audiences. GSFF advocates the importance of short film in future generations of filmmakers and provides a platform where collaboration can begin.

Greenhorn Short Film Festival

Greenhorn was founded with the principal aim of celebrating new and emerging filmmaking talent, providing a platform for these filmmakers to screen and discuss their work in a professional and friendly environment. Returning for its fifth year, Greenhorn will be bringing its programme of high quality shorts with an unusual slant to London.

Kinofilm Festival

Kinofilm is Manchester’s international short film and animation festival, founded in 1995. The festival has a standout reputation for showcasing some of the best short films from around the globe, whilst being renowned for seeking out challenging films from universal narratives. Kinofilm takes place in November at various venues around the city.

London Short Film Festival

London Short Film Festival is an annual event that presents the best in cutting-edge UK independent film. January sees the takeover of London’s best independent cinemas and venues to showcase shorts, with over 75 events across 10 days and 25 venues. The festival is renowned for its cross-arts programming, presenting stimulating and challenging cinema.

River Film Festival

Now in its 13th year, The River Film Festival received over 5,000 short films from 118 countries for its 2017 edition. The festival’s screen floats on a raft moored in the 16th century port that linked Padua to Venice. A free festival, it seeks to offer opportunities to young filmmakers and to promote cinema culture in the area in an innovative an exciting setting.

Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival

The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, led by the Mental Health Foundation, is one of Scotland’s most diverse cultural events, covering everything from music, film and visual art to theatre, dance, and literature. The Festival aims to support the arts and challenge preconceptions about mental health across Scotland.

Screentest: The National Student Film Festival

Screentest: The National Student Film Festival is an exhibition platform for promoting and exhibiting young filmmaking talent. Submission is free and unlimited, which allows for a varied programme of over 100 films in most genres and categories. The annual weekend event also features industry workshops and panels.

Sensoria, Sheffield

Sensoria, the UK’s Festival of Music, Film & Digital is based in Sheffield. A nine-day long, multi-venue festival, it puts on a series of concerts, screenings, events, exhibitions and collaborative projects across the city. In its eight year, the festival will host a series of panels, workshops, masterclasses and talks held by award-winning professionals.

UK Film Festival

Based in the heart of London, the UK Film Festival celebrates great films from the UK and around the world. Within five years it has established a tradition of promoting films year-round that have later have gone onto to be Oscar nominees and winners. UKFF has also connected new filmmakers to industry including television exposure by Channel 4.