Insight Film Festival

Insight Film Festival
335 Stretford Road
M15 5ZA
Manchester, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7535 267677


Action Adaptation Adventure Animation Art-house Asian Black Black Comedy Bollywood Bollywood Children Comedy Crime Documentary Drama Experimental Fantasy Foreign Language French Gay and Lesbian Historical Horror Independent Jewish Music Video Musical National Reality Religious Romance Science Fiction Short Silent Sport Student Thriller TV War Western Women

Festival Overview

The Insight Film Festival exists to encourage filmmakers throughout the world to make films about ‘faith’. It creates events and spaces where such films can be displayed, discussed and celebrated. It welcomes participants from all faith backgrounds and none and focuses particularly on young filmmakers. In doing so it wants to make positive contributions to understanding, respect and community an international film festival with a focus on the themes of faith and religion. The festival aims to promote discussion and community cohesion,


The Awards in competition for the 5th Insight Film Festival will be announced later in the year.

The competitions run by the Insight Film Festival in 2014 are:

* School Film Competition Award: see
* Student Film Award: see
* Insight PLURAL+ Award: see

The following Awards were presented in March 2013 at the 4th Insight Film Festival:

* Best in Festival;
* Coexist Award;
* Young Filmmakers Award;
* SIGNIS Award;
* Radical Middle Way: The Contemporary Islam Award;
* Radical Middle Way: The Convivencia Award;
* Rationalist Association Award;
* Greenbelt Award

For a list of winning films, visit:


Closed to the public

The entry criteria for the 5th edition of the Insight Film Festival will be published when the Call for Entries is announced. The next Festival is scheduled to take place in 2015

Read the entry criteria for the 2013 Awards at the 4th Insight Festival by visiting:

DVD was the format for entries to the 4th Insight Film Festival. For full details visit:

There are no entry fees associated with this festival

Recent Festival News News
21st Aug 2015 Invitation: Shooting the Truth (free screening in London)
26th Nov 2014 Invitation: Special screening event at NYU (December 5, 2014)
26th Oct 2014 Let's Get Yeshey to New York City: PLURAL+ Insight Award 2014
11th Aug 2014 Curation Scheme launch
1st Jul 2014 Hollywood beckons for award-winning young Manchester filmmaker
20th Apr 2014 PLURAL+ Insight Award for young UK filmmakers aged 9-25
20th Apr 2014 Student Film Award for Manchester students: win Hollywood internship
20th Apr 2014 Special screening: HONOUR at Leeds Trinity University on 8 May
17th Jan 2014 Newsletter: review of 2013
12th Dec 2013 Education Event 2014
Known festival contacts Contacts
John Forrest
Director: Insight Film Festival
Christopher Norris
Editor: Insight Film Festival