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About submitting

Submitting to SCI-FI-LONDON costs BUT the earlier you submit the cheaper it is.

We used to be a free-to-submit festival but have had to introduce a small fee to help us make the event happen.

If you have submitted in the past and been accepted to the festival, having your film shown in any edition of the festival, we are happy to grant you a fee waiver for new submissions. Please contact us for details.

It is a simple process.  Join, submit your movie via an online screener.  We watch it and if we think it fits the line-up then it is in!

We do not normally have a budget to bring cast, crew, producers, or directors to London but we do have beer, candy, and goodies and we have been told our festival is the friendliest in the world! If you can make it to the festival let us know, you will be very welcome.

If you have had a feature film at the festival in the past, please ask us about a waiver!

So, send us your movie!


A short film for us is between 1 and 15 minutes. It is rare that we screen anything longer, but not unknown. We like to show a selection of good 5-8 minute films in a programme, rather than three 25-minute films.


Ok, your film is 62mins or more. We do not screen features less than this unless they are documentary, and then we will want a panel talk etc. 

Rest assured Mr Big Studio, a screening at SCI-FI-LONDON will get you one of the most honest reactions from a paying audience. And for all you independents… we are a great place to showcase your film.

Over our time we have screened many films that have been picked up for theatrical and Home Ent’ releases: Byzantium, The Visit, Mood Indigo, Chemical Wedding, Avalon, Wild Zero, American Astronaut, The Mothman Prophecies, Stranded, Slipstream, Paprika, Steamboy, 28 Weeks Later, and Prospect… to name but a few.

For studio feature film and documentary submissions please contact Louis or Tony directly.

As the Festival’s reputation for programming a variety of exciting and independent films grows year by year, its core intention remains to be fun and inclusive and break down the misconceptions of what Sci-Fi encompasses – help us by sending your film!

Thanks and we look forward to seeing your film.


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