Meet the Film Festivals Marketplace


Friday 4 November 16:00 – 21:00
Belfrey Hall


Meet the Film Festivals Marketplace 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.


Delegates 2016

Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Aesthetica Short Film Festival


Hosting the Meet the Film Festivals event, the BAFTA-Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival is now in its sixth year. This year’s festival will showcase over 300 films, and will also present special screenings from guest organisations. Over 28 masterclasses with leading film organisations will offer essential advice for both emerging and established filmmakers.

Audi Dublin International Film Festival

Audi Dublin International Film Festival


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

BBC Arabic Festival

BBC Arabic Festival


BBC Arabic Festival is committed to bringing bold voices, telling unique and original stories to a London audience. Selected films from the programme are also aired on BBC Arabic TV to its international, Arabic-speaking audience of 28 million people. The festival attracts a growing live audience at its base at the BBC Radio Theatre in London.

British Urban Film Festival

British Urban Film Festival


The British Urban Film Festival is widely regarded as the home of urban film coverage in the UK. Many of the UK’s leading actors and actresses have starred in, written, produced and directed films shown at BUFF including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jimmy Akingbola, Sadie Frost, Clint Dyer, Ashley Walters, David Essex, Aml Ameen and Noel Clarke.

CMS International Children’s Film Festival

CMS International Children’s Film Festival


ICFF is a non-commercial, non profit-earning organization, working purely for the promotion of educational films and the art of filmmaking. The purpose of the festival is to promote entertaining, educative cinema among young audiences and to explore the possibilities of using the visual medium as a tool for better entertaining, educational, material, human and spiritual upliftment.

Cork Film Festival

Cork Film Festival


Ireland’s oldest film festival and Cork’s flagship cultural happening, the Cork Film Festival lights up and delights the Rebel City in November. As well as playing a rich selection of the best of contemporary world cinema, it has a lively and varied music on film programme, and a timely event series which uses films to explore some of the burning issues of our time.

ÉCU

ÉCU


Often referred to as the Sundance of Europe, The European Independent Film Festival is dedicated to the discovery and advancement of the very best independent filmmakers from around the world. The festival proudly provides a unique and innovative platform for risk-taking storytellers to reach the broadest audiences possible.

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Edinburgh International 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 fueled by pure passion for cinema, EIFF seeks to spotlight the most exciting and innovative new film talent, in a setting steeped in history.

Encounters

Encounters


Encounters supports new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world. Whether you’re a filmmaker seeking to launch or develop your career, an industry professional looking to stay abreast of what’s new or a film lover wanting to soak up the festival atmosphere, come along and feast your eyes.

Flatpack Film Festival

Flatpack Film Festival


Flatpack is a festival which takes over venues across Birmingham every spring. It draws people from far and wide with a mixture of films, performances, contraptions and surprises, and has been described as “magnificently eclectic” (Time Out), “joyously inventive” (The Guardian) and “the UK’s most creatively curated film festival” (The Independent).

Glasgow Film Festival

Glasgow Film Festival


Glasgow Short Film Festival, the largest competitive short film festival in Scotland, just celebrated its ninth year of championing new international film talent and celebrating diverse forms of cinematic expression. Taking inspiration from the post-punk cinematic new wave of early eighties New York, GSFF declares war on all boring films.

Gstaadfilm Festival

Gstaadfilm Festival


In March 2004 the first international short film festival for artists’ film was held in Gstaad, Switzerland, with the prize being The Golden Cow of Gstaad. Many artists made use of the possibility to present their works and the quality of the programme was high, attracting films from as far away as Iran, Argentina and Uruguay.

Iris Prize Festival

Iris Prize Festival


Cardiff’s International LGBT Short Film Prize, The Iris Prize is supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation and is the only LGBT short film prize in the world which allows the winner to make a new film. Iris is what film makers need: funding, support and guidance. The winner receives £30,000 to make their next film in the UK.

IWM Short Film Festival

IWM Short Film Festival


IWM Short Film Festival is a showcase of imaginative, moving and challenging films inspired by the London-based collections and the role of the Imperial War Museum as a whole – to explore the causes, course and consequences of war, and its wider emotional and social impact on international populations.

Kinofilm Festival

Kinofilm Festival


Kinofilm is Manchester’s international short film and animation festival, founded in 1995. The festival has a unique reputation for showcasing short films from around the world, whilst being renowned for seeking out challenging and ground-breaking new films. Kinofilm takes place in November at venues around the city.

London Short Film Festival

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 short films, with over 75 events across 10 days and 25 venues. In 2015, LSFF opened its doors to international filmmakers.

Oska Bright Film Festival

Oska Bright Film Festival


The Oska Bright Film Festival provides a platform for the very best international films made by and starring people with learning disabilities. The Festival takes place every two years. In 2015 3,000 people saw sixty short films. In the intervening years Oska Bright tours the UK and abroad screening films and running workshops.

River Film Festival

River Film Festival


The River Film Festival, now in its ninth edition, received over 5,000 short films from 118 countries this year. 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.

Screentest: The National Student Film Festival

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.

The Bechdel Test Fest

The Bechdel Test Fest


What started as a year-long project to mark the Bechdel Test’s 30th anniversary is now an ongoing celebration of films that succeed in representing women in a progressive light. The festival hosts events in London and aims to go nationwide. They screen throughout the year and cover as many genres as possible.

The Smalls Film Festival

The Smalls Film Festival


The Smalls are a global community of 13,000+ filmmakers and production companies; emerging talent and winners of BAFTAs, Cannes Lions and Academy Awards. The Smalls Film Festival, now in its 11th year and established as one of the UK’s largest short film festivals, celebrates the work of The Smalls community.

Two Short Nights Film Festival

Two Short Nights Film Festival


For the past fourteen years, Two Short Nights Film Festival has been celebrating short films and the people who make them. The festival is proud to nurture new talent through selected screenings, workshops and their famous 48 Hour Film Challenge. The festival takes place at Exeter Phoenix, one of the South West’s foremost multi-artform venues.

UK Film Festival

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.

Terms and conditions:

Times and Venues

Event details, including speakers, times and venues, are subject to change.

Collecting Tickets

Upon purchasing your Festival Pass and/or Event Tickets, you will receive a receipt by email. This receipt is not your pass or ticket, and must be exchanged for a pass or ticket at the Festival Hub at Visit York.

The Festival Hub will be open 9:00 – 17:00 Thursday 3 – Sunday 6 November 2016. Tickets cannot be collected before this time.

Entry to Venues

Seating at screenings is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is not reserved at screenings, and a Festival Pass or ticket does not guarantee you a seat at your chosen screening.

Festival staff will be present at all venues, and will be able to advise you on venue capacity and available seats when you arrive.

Restricted Screenings

Please note that the majority of screenings will be certificate 12A with some certificate 15.

A special Family Friendly programme will be screened throughout the Festival. Family Friendly screening 1 is suitable for young children, while Family Friendly 2 & 3 are suitable for children aged 8+. Please see the festival programme for Family Friendly screening times.

Student Tickets

Please note that in order to purchase a Student Ticket, you must have a valid student card as proof of ID. The student card must be valid during the festival and must be shown in order to collect your Festival Pass. Festival Passes with a student discount cannot be issued without a valid student card.

Refund Policy

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