Competition 2015 — London Labour Film Festival

No contest this year (2016) Sorry we ran out of time.

Shorts selection competition

The London Labour Film Festival will screen a selection of labour-related shorts throughout the film festival. These will be screened between our feature length films. We would like to invite you to be part of this.

The selected winners will be chosen by a global panel of judges and shown as part of the festival.

This is your BIG chance to become an AWARD WINNING filmmaker.

We are asking people to submit short films to the festival.

The films and videos submitted can be made in the UK or Internationally.

The films will be labour-related, they can be about any and every aspect of work, as well as those issues affecting unionised workers and those not represented by unions.


The shorts selection competition is open to anybody. The purpose of the contest is to discover the hard work of filmmakers whose voices have yet to be heard.

Deadline for entries: 8th September 2015

The labour film festival shorts selection rule for entry

The labour film shorts selection is a competition open to all independent filmmakers from around the world regardless of their nationality or origin.


Brief description and URL from youtube or Vimeo

The quality must be obtainable in HD to be able to show on the big screen

Must fulfill the criteria

Must be in English (language or subtitles)

Must be no more than 5 minutes in length

To submit your competition entry –

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Entrants may submit multiple entries.

Short films that are submitted must be the entrants original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties. Contestants agree that they have obtained all required permissions regarding music, sound and/or images presented in your short film. By entering the competition, the entrant agrees that the London Labour Film Shorts Selection Competition will not be held liable for any copyright infringements perpetrated by you or your short film. The London Labour film festIval shorts selection competition reserves the right to not screen any film(s) for any reason it deems valid.

Entrants will retain all ownership rights to their films submitted.

Winners are selected by a global judging panel of professionals who may be substituted at the discretion of the competition organisers. All entries are judged equally based on these 5 areas: Content Originality (Quality of storyline, and script), Production (Camera work, lighting, and shot composition), Post-Production (Editing, transitions, pacing, continuity, and flow), Image (Focus, color, and lighting), Sound Quality (Clarity, consistency of audio levels, and lack of noise)

Winners will be announced in September 2015 and will be notified by mail and/or email and will also be listed on the competition website at The London Labour film festival short selection competition will use its best efforts to announce the winners at the designated time, but will not be held liable for any unforeseen delays. The winners will need to be in a position to send an HD version of their film very soon after this. Time is of the premium.

By entering the LLFF labour short film competition, contestants and/or their parents or legal guardian (if such entrant is a minor) agree to accept and be bound by the decisions of the competition and its judges which are final and binding in all matters. Entrant agrees to be bound by all terms of these official competition rules and regulations as established herein. The short film Competition reserves the right to extend the competition deadline for any unforeseen reasons if needed. Entry constitutes permission to use winner’s name, likeness, and voice for future advertising and publicity purposes without compensation. Void where prohibited.