Out of Competition submissions
There are a number of ways to submit your work to SFW. We are interested to consider films of any genre and theme with no restriction on duration, budget or production year. Read on to find out more.
SFW accepts fiction, non-fiction and artist/experimental film of all themes & styles. Our feature programme is not competitive so we do not require premiere status. Feature films can have been made at any time and we will consider recent or older work. Please click here to complete a form and submit a feature length film to Southampton Film Week.
If you have a short film under 10 minutes, made after January 2021 why not take a look at our annual competition – SFW: Shorts?
Artist Moving Image
Southampton Film Week is proud to showcase the work of artist filmmakers throughout the festival. SFW will consider films of any styles, format and theme. If you would like to submit a film to Southampton Film Week, please fill in the form below with details of the film, production, artist and where possible, a link to the film. Please also provide any specific requirements for how you would like your art to be seen e.g looping installation, single / multi-screen projection, headphones, etc.
College Filmmaking Challenge
The College Filmmaking Challenge is a competition for AS/A2 and BTEC Level 3 students to produce a short film meeting 3 simple criteria.
Given just the title and a line of dialogue, students are challenged to make a film up to 4 minutes in length – but beyond that creative freedom is theirs! The films are judged, screened and awarded prizes during Southampton Film Week.
Exposure Filmmakers 48-Hour Challenge
‘Exposure Filmmakers’ is a networking group that meets monthly in Southampton to discuss and develop members’ film projects and ideas.
Once a year, over a weekend somewhen before Southampton Film Week, the Exposure group issues a challenge to all filmmakers to make a film in 48 hours. The films are screened, judged and awarded prizes during Southampton Film Week.
Details for 2022 not yet announced.