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EFN Networking event and submissions

Tuesday 8 February 2022

For Immediate Release

Date 22st Jan 2022



EFN Short Film Festival is growing! After a series of successful seasonal editions, we are proud to announce that we are going annual.

Our next festival will take place in September 2022.

We are proud to announce our newest sponsor and new home: The Garden Cinema in Covent Garden - a new fully independent art-house cinema in the heart of London.

To celebrate our growth and share what we have in store for the future, we are hosting - for the first time - a Best Of EFN screening and networking event on Friday 18th February at the Garden Cinema for FREE.

Join us and enjoy a screening of the winning films of all past EFN editions and network afterwards with a chance to win submission vouchers and free tickets to the festival. Book your seat here.

** EFN is a qualifying festival for BIFA’s Best British Short category. **

Our September 2022 submissions are now OPEN. Early Bird Deadline 27th February 2022 and Regular Deadline 29th May 2022.

We accept films of any genre and type: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Animation, Documentary, Experimental, etc.

All selected films have a chance of winning prizes over £1200 in total value. The winning films will be screened before a commercially released film at the Garden Cinema. All films need to be no longer than 20 minutes and produced within the last 2 years. Film submissions are accepted via FilmFreeway. 10% discount for students 15% discount for gold FilmFreeway members and 20% for those who have submitted to EFN before.

Visit www.efnfestival.org/submit for full details!

Our panel of experts includes among others Leeds International Film Festival Programmer Molly Cowderoy, UK partner of the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival Abla Kandalaft, Flatpack Festival programmer Lucile Bourliaud and TIFF programmer Zaira Zarza.

“I honestly can’t recommend this festival highly enough. One of the best experiences I’ve had as a filmmaker: from the insightful and fascinating questions during the Q&A to the clear connection they have with an engages audience” Celestine Fraser - Writer/Producer

“EFN- Emerging Filmmakers Night is a professional and extremely well run festival. The communication with the filmmakers, the quality of the event and audience engagement are all excellent” - Steven Dorrington - Writer/Director


Emerging Filmmakers Night aka EFN Short Film Festival showcases early work from new directors to an audience of fellow filmmakers, industry professionals and cinephiles. Every year, the directors are given the opportunity to present their films, tell their story, get audience feedback, engage with their peers and make industry contacts.

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CONTACT: Erifili Missiou – Founder/ Artistic Director
Phone #: 07956 353 339/Email: info@efnfestival.org

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