Are you a filmmaker aged 16 to 25? Would you like one of your short films to be considered for inclusion in the 18th BFI Future Film Festival, in February 2025?

The 2025 festival will take place in London, in venues across the UK, and online; we're committed to making it as accessible as possible to all filmmakers based in the UK and internationally. If your film is selected, you will be invited to attend the festival at the BFI Southbank in London, across the UK, or online.


Your short film must be 10 minutes or under in length, have been produced in the last two years and be an interesting and original concept, with good production values and an entertaining subject matter. You must have been aged 16-25 when you made the film.

How to Apply

Before you apply, please read the rules and terms on the official BFI Future Film Festival page on Film Freeway here. For more information about the festival, head to the BFI website 

BFI Future Film Festival is a qualifying festival for the BIFA Best British Shorts category.