THE EARL’S COURT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2023
10 November to 17 November, 2023
The Earls Court International Film Festival is a globally unique film festival. Working with ou partner entity, Film Earls Court, we fund, co-produce and premiere short films, supporting emerging film talent and creating global visibility and opportunities for British writers, directors, producers and filmmakers.
Film Festival submissions are open now, and close on 7th of August 2023! We look forward to seeing your work!
Now in its ninth year, The Earl’s Court International Film Festival (ECIFF) has become an annual fixture on the Earl’s Court cultural calendar. In previous festivals, we have shown film shorts to full capacity audiences at all London venues, including the famed Gala and Awards evening, which has consistently attracted the best and the brightest established and emerging film and acting talent from around the world.
In 2023, the festival continues to generate an amazing reaction with local and international audiences.
REACH A GLOBAL AUDIENCE
In 2022, record numbers of people attended our screenings and viewed our series of free digital short film screenings from all around the world – each of which had a truly amazing mix of International and local Short Film Submissions. Audiences enjoyed brilliant Short Film productions, Charity and Community films, and a melodic selection of videos from some of the area’s most talented musicians – ideal for lifting the spirits in these challenging times!
WE WELCOME YOU TO EARL’S COURT
And now, we greatly look forward to the 2023 Film Festival this year. We will continue with our successful mix of hybrid on- and off-line events, we hope you will join us, online and in person November 2023 to watch an exciting and inspiring selection of local and international short films.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- How do I submit my short film?
Visit HERE and submit via Film Freeway link
- How long should my short film be?
Up to (and not longer) than 10 minutes.
- Do you accept all genres of film?
We do! From comedy to horror, we welcome all quality submissions.
- Do I need to supply a trailer and promotional material?
Ideally, yes. Once your film has been accepted to screen at ECFF 2023, we reserve the right to create a dedicated webpage for your film, where we can host a description , stills from your shoots, a film poster, and your trailer – if available.
- How do I make sure my film is not downloaded?
All films are hosted securely on our servers and there is no download option available.
- Do I have to pay to submit my film?
Yes. £5, £10 & £15 entry fee will be charged, depending on date of submission. See Film Freeway for details.
- How long do you need Festival use of our film for?
We will need your film to be with us to review, screen and post-event broadcast for six (6) weeks, ideally.
- What support do you offer Filmmakers?
We offer grants, location sourcing, co-production and film hub support to our partner filmmakers.
- Can I get grant funding?
We offer grant funding to a select group of filmmakers, but only three grants per annum are awared. To submit your script for review contact email@example.com. Our review panel will be in touch within 30 days. Funds are awarded by an independent judging panel – this is a very competitive process.
- Anything you do not fund?
We do not offer funding for equipment or personnel costs. Filmmaking costs only.
- What dates are the Film Festival in 2023?
10 to 17 November, 2023
- Is the event invite only?
No, everyone is welcome to attend ECFF 2023, however (typically) tickets sell out quickly, so visit our website or socials for regular ticketing updates. For those that prefer to watch from home, all events are live streamed each evening of the event.
- What price are the tickets?
Live events are priced from £12 to £20 per person. Concession rates (£5 entry fee) will be available for students, OAPS. Limited free tickets are available to community groups and charitable entities by request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Online viewing is free of charge.
- Where will screenings be?
The screenings will be in Earls Court, Chelsea, Hammersmith 7 Fulham and Soho – full details will be available on our BOOK NOW page from June 2023
- Will there be matinees this year?
No, we will have evening screenings only. These typically start at 7pm and end at 9pm. Our Gala and Awards evening will end at 10.30pm (17-11-2023)
- Will you be doing outreach screenings this year?
Yes. We look forward to continuing our outreach screenings in 2023.
FILM FESTIVAL NEWS
Associate Production Partner, Film Earl Court Announces Premiere of To A Cinder feature film
Associate Production Partner, Film Earl Court Announces Premiere of To A Cinder feature film. The Earl’s Premiere of TO A CINDER will now be taking place on Friday 22nd September at St.Cuthbert’s, Earl's Court.Reception [...]
Local Film Festival presents its first Comedy Awards
The best of comedy short films from the Earl’s Court International Film Festival were screened at the Chelsea Theatre to a sell out crowd. Accompanied by hilarious live performances from the very talented Ali Woods, Leigh Douglas, Maddie Black and Anoushka [...]
Congratulations to our ECIFF 2022 Winners
Congratulations to our Earls' Court International Film Festival Winners - 2022 First Film - The Mourning Bird | British Short - JIM | International Short - Performance 54 | Short Documentary - Dajla:Cinema and Oblivion | Producer's Choice Award [...]
RADIO 1XTRA’S FEE MAK ANNOUNCED AS CO-HOST FOR ECIFF 2022 GALA & AWARDS NIGHT
ECIFF and Film Earl's Court is proud to announce that BBC 1Xtra's dynamic radio DJ, Fee Mak, has been confirmed as the co-host for the 2022 Festival's Gala and Award Night (18 November). Fee Mak [...]
Screening of ‘The Music Man’
The Earls Courtiers have been creating magic in Earl’s Court for 10 years now. They have put on dozens of shows locally entertaining over 15,000 locals and raising over £150,000 for charity during that time. [...]
The Reel Scene Partnership & Acting Courses
It is an honour to be working with Alex Fidelski and The Reel Scene in 2022. Film Earl's Court/ECIFF 2022 awarded a grant towards the production of six short shorts made by young Reel Scene [...]
DYSPLA film to screen at ECIFF 2022
ECIFF is delighted to be working with DYSPLA again in 2022. Founders Lennie Varvarides and Kazimir Bielecki will be screening the DYSPLA new Filmmakers Residency Arts film, made possible by a grant from Film Earl’s [...]
2-3 Degrees – Youth Film Outreach
Youth Outreach. The team at ECIFF is delighted to be working with 2-3 Degrees, an organisation helping Earls Court Development Company give young local people the practical life-skills we all wished we learned when we [...]
ECIFF & Age UK – Welcome to the Happy Place
Age UK has supported ECIFF since the start of the festival in 2015 - some members of the community have even starred in some of our locally funded, locally filmed Earl’s Shorts, including 2025:The Long [...]
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PRINCIPAL SPONSOR – THE EARLS COURT DEVELOPMENT COMPANY. ALSO, TO THE FILMMAKERS AND EVERYONE THAT ATTENDED OR JOINED US ONLINE IN 2022