The Ealing Film Festival has been established to encourage a diverse cultural offering from within the borough, London, UK and far beyond.

Our fundraiser AND breaking news!

Our fundraiser to purchase equipment to screen films around Ealing is almost there! We need about £1200 to complete our fundraiser. It ends on September 18th. Please consider a contribution.

In regards to this Ealing Film Festival is delighted to announce a great opportunity for filmmakers! How would you like a place at the world-famous Raindance Saturday Film School? This one-day class has launched the careers of hundreds of independent filmmakers, including Edgar Wright and Christopher Nolan.It usually costs £99. But Raindance founder Elliot Grove is offering a free place to the first ten people who donate £50 to our Crowdfunding page .The event is being held on Saturday 11th September, so don’t delay! Elliot and film director Simon Hunter will provide all the tools you need to establish yourself as a screenwriter, director, and producer. Find out more about the course here: This is a very generous offer by Raindance to support Ealing Film Festival’s fundraising campaign. We aim to launch a community project providing filmmaking skills to young people who would otherwise not have the opportunity.
COURSE DETAILS: Saturday 11th September 10am-5pm Raindance Film Training Centre
10a Craven Street London WC2N 5PE

You can read more on our Spacehive page: contact for more information and to confirm your place.

We want to take the magic of film and filmmaking out into the community. We believe people are desperate to move beyond the restrictions of the past year. We intend to host screenings of our winning films across the borough as soon as Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed. But a key part of our plan is also to enable people to make their own films. Anyone with a smartphone has the technology to make a film. But we will provide free workshops and training sessions for new filmmakers, and with this equipment a platform for their films to be seen by others.

Our 2021 festival is now open for submissions!

Ealing Film Festival has returned, bigger and better than ever.
Entries are going very well for our 2021 festival. Submissions until OCTOBER 4, 2021. Geet your submission in now.
It appears the lifting of the government’s Covid-19 restrictions (barring any changes this autumn) will allow us to hold a ‘real’ event in Ealing towards the end of the year. Date to be confirmed! Hopefully with a red carpet. But we will continue to concurrently hold events online and develop ourselves into a lovely hybrid festival. Best of both worlds

Submissions open: February 22, 2021
Submissions close: October 4, 2021
Festival date: December 4, 2021 (tbc)

As always FilmFreeway is our exclusive partner of choice. We have found them easy to work with and they know film. Submit your film. We look forward to your entry.

Rules for Entry – 2021

When we launched our first festival last year, everyone was struggling to deal with the pandemic and the disruption to daily life.

But despite the difficulties, filmmakers jumped at the chance to take part in our festival. We received 160 entries from 23 countries and 5 continents. From all over the world. And we held our awards ceremony online, hosted by comedian and TV presenter Mel Giedroyc.

The plan for 2021 is for more of the same, but with a few tweaks and new categories based on our experience with the first festival.

We will have a separate LOCKDOWN category for films that are either about the pandemic or have been made within lockdown, in compliance with the rules on social distancing. We understand it’s not easy making films at the moment.

We are also creating a special category for PERFORMANCE. This includes work normally performed on stage in front of an audience, but which has been filmed and made available online. This includes spoken-word performances like drama, poetry, and comedy sketches. But it also covers music videos, song and dance, puppetry, and even magic. Basically, any art form where the performer is using film to reach an audience.

Our third new category is the PHYLLIS CROCKER AWARD which recognises an outstanding contribution by a filmmaker identifying as a woman. This includes any of the key filmmaking roles, including producer, director, screenwriter, cinematographer, and film editor. This award has been named in memory of one of the women pioneers at Ealing Studios, who worked on sixty major productions as a Continuity Supervisor.

Once again, we will have a panel of judges with huge experience in the world of film and television. Many have won major awards for their own work. They were greatly impressed by the high standard of submissions last year.

And once again, there will be a PEOPLE’S CHOICE award, decided by a public vote.

We are very proud of our films from 2020. Click the button below for a list of the winning films. Should you have any questions or want to contact the filmmaker please let us know at

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