Rules for Entry – 2020 Entries have now closed

  1. Entrants must be 16 years old or over at the time of submissions.
  2. Entries must be no more than 15 minutes in duration including title sequences and credits.
  3. Films must be the original work of the entrants and must have been produced since 1 January 2018.
  4. Ealing Film Festival (EFF) does not accept films promoting a product or company.
  5. Entrants must have obtained clearance for all copyrighted music and other copyrighted material used in their film’s entries.
  6. Written permission must have been obtained from all the people actively appearing in the film. This is usually done by way of a release form.
  7. Any films not in the English language must have English subtitles embedded in the film.
  8. Entries should be submitted electronically only via FilmFreeway.
  9. To be considered for the 2020 competition entries must be received by the final deadline of December 2, 2020. Films can be entered in any number of categories.
  10. Your status on FilmFreeway will acknowledge the receipt of your submission.
  11. Filmmakers whose work has been selected will receive notification by email by December 14, 2020.
  12. A list of selected films will also be posted on the Ealing Film Festival website on approximately December 14, 2020. These will be streamed online for public viewing, subject to technical capabilities.
  13. Ealing Film Festival reserves the right to refuse entry for any reason at its absolute discretion.
  14. The decision of the judges is final. Neither correspondence nor discussion concerning any decision will be entered into.
  15. As well as awarding category winner laurels, there will be an overall prize for Best Festival Film – details to be announced.
  16. The entry is made at the entrant’s own expense and Ealing Film Festival shall not be liable for reimbursing any expenses incurred in making an entry.
  17. Ealing Film Festival and associated parties accept no responsibility for any misuse of intellectual property rights.
  18. Ealing Film Festival has the right to use images and a maximum of 45 seconds from selected films for promotional or festival screenings or on the Ealing Film Festival websites or for press or media purposes. Occasionally EFF may wish to screen a selected film outside of the festival, in all instances permission will be sought from the filmmaker in advance.
  19. Ealing Film Festival has the right to use the film for its archive film library for viewing by other film festivals and organisations. Films will not be made publicly available.