Sunrise Film Festival gains BIFA festival qualification

We are thrilled to announce that Sunrise Film Festival has achieved a significant milestone in its journey: becoming a qualifying festival for the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) in the British Short Films (Section B) category for 2024.

This prestigious recognition highlights our commitment to showcasing exceptional British talent and celebrating the impact fulness of short filmmaking.

At Sunrise Film Festival, we believe in the power of independent film to inspire, provoke thought, and evoke emotion.

Our platform serves as an important platform for emerging filmmakers to share their unique perspectives and narratives with audiences across the UK.

By obtaining BIFA qualification, we are opening doors for British short films to gain recognition on a national stage, amplifying their voices and fostering a vibrant film community.

As we gear up for our latest edition, scheduled for 1-4 August 2024, there has never been a better time to submit your short film to Sunrise Film Festival.

With submissions closing on 24 May 2024, now is the perfect opportunity to showcase your work and be part of a festival that champions creativity, diversity, and accessibility.

Submitting your film via FilmFreeway to Sunrise Film Festival offers numerous benefits. Not only will your film be eligible for BIFA qualification (subject to rules & eligibility), but it will also have the chance to reach a diverse audience of film enthusiasts, industry professionals, and fellow filmmakers.

Additionally, selected films will be showcased in our impactful programme, providing valuable exposure and networking opportunities.

Join us in shaping the future of British short filmmaking and make your mark on the industry. 

Don’t miss out on this chance to elevate your short film to new heights. Visit FilmFreeway to submit your film before the deadline on 24 May 2024. 

You can submit your short film by clicking here.