Chichester International Film Festival

Submissions open Monday February 4th 2019:
Films should be new (preferably previews, premieres or new releases)
to be eligible for audience voting awards.
We prefer to screen final show prints from a physical disc (BLURAY/DVD)
in either our Studio (seats 40) or in the intimate Picture Palace (seats 14).
In exceptional circumstances a selected film may be screened in our main auditorium on DCP.
Some downloading may also be available for selected submissions.
35mm is available for rare archive material.
Please note that films need to be sent to the Festival at the expense of the filmmakers.

We regret we have no budget to support film makers expenses if they wish to introduce their work.

Submission Fee is $17US (£14 approx).

Submissions open Monday April 1st 2019: DEADLINE: Friday May 31st 2019

All submissions must be sent through FILM FREEWAY

Great Films together with Great Audiences make for Great Film Festivals -
That is exactly what we had in 2018.

Attendances soared for the 27th Chichester International Film Festival at five venues in the city from 3 - 26 August based at Chichester Cinema at New Park. We were delighted to play a significant part in celebrating Bernstein’s Centenary in Chichester alongside films from 35 countries.

Audience Awards Results

Over 30 actors, directors, producers and others in film production attended Q&As; including actor/screenwriter Steve Coogan. Film Awards, voted by the Audience and announced by our Artistic Director Roger Gibson, with 'The Children Act', starring Emma Thompson winning the Audience Award for Best New Film. C’est La Vie, took second place. France’s Les Guardiennes, Xavier Beauvois’ latest film, came third.

Bernstein films dominated two of the categories, 'West Side Story' winning the Classic Award, 'On the Waterfront', with Bernstein’s score, coming second. The Best Documentary award went to Christopher Swann’s 1984 film, 'Leonard Bernstein Conducting West Side Story: The Making of a Recording' with Kiri Te Kanawa and José Carreras.

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