Entries for the BIFA 2018 Best British Short Film award, supported by BFI NETWORK is now open.

Entering a short film to BIFA is as easy as it is free: simply read the rules, create an entrant account and fill in the entry form – we’ll do the rest.

The British Independent Film Awards are for theatrical feature films and short films. The majority of categories are only open to British, independent films. There are separate eligibility criteria for international independent films.

In all cases, final decisions about a film’s eligibility rest with BIFA’s Nomination Committee: under exceptional circumstances, inclusion and consideration of films which do not strictly comply with the below criteria will be subject to the discretion of the Committee.

Entries for the 2018 British Independent Film Awards close at midnight on 3 September 2018.

Shorts Eligibility

  • For British short films that have been accepted as part of the Official Selection at one of BIFA’s recognised film festivals

OR

  • have won an award during the eligibility period.
  • British short films that have not fulfilled the above criteria may still be entered if they have been screened on one of BIFA’s recognised online channels. In this case, however, the entry must come from the online channel in question, not a filmmaker.
  • Each of BIFA’s recognised online channels may enter up to three short films that have not been accepted to BIFA’s recognised festivals or won an award.
  • To be eligible, short films should have been completed on or after 1 May 2017.

Entries for the 2018 British Independent Film Awards close at midnight on 3 September 2018.

Read the rules here.

Fill out the submission form here.