Our 73rd edition takes place in Edinburgh from 19 to 30 June 2019, and you can be a part of it. You can submit your film digitally via Withoutabox, or post a DVD screener and submssions form to our Submissions team. Click here for full Submissions Rules and Regulations.

There are three submissions deadlines:

Earlybird – Thursday 13 December 2018
SHORT – £20.00 / FEATURE – £75.00

Regular – Thursday 17 January 2019
SHORT – £30.00 / FEATURE – £85.00

Late – Thursday 7 February 2019
SHORT – £35.00 / FEATURE – £90.00

If submitting an Secure Online Screener via Withoutabox, these are the deadlines for submitting to the Festival via the online system.

If you are submitting a DVD screener, these are POSTMARK deadlines and reflect the date by which you must send your submission. However, please send your submission as soon as possible. 

Please make sure you submit the correct fee for your submission. PLEASE NOTE – your fee is non-refundable. If your film does not match the criteria listed above and you still submit your film, we will not consider your film and will not refund your fee.

To view our Submissions FAQs click HERE.

Download our Submissions form HERE.

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