The Discover Film Awards

The Discover Film Awards
Somerset House
London, United Kingdom

Festival Overview focuses on finding the best short films which are the most entertaining according to our film making community and panel of judges. Selected films are screened in London at the Phoenix Cinema, one of the oldest cinemas in the UK with an exclusive red carpet networking event at Stephen's House & Gardens. Awards include professional subscriptions, mentoring opportunities (production, marketing, distribution) as well as fantastic publicity from our media partners including newspapers and film bloggers as well as the chance (if wanted) to pitch to investors.

Dates & Deadlines

Earlybird Deadline: April 29, 2017
Final Discounted Deadline: July 4, 2017
Regular Deadline: August 1, 2017
Final Deadline: September 20, 2017

Event Date October 9 – 16, 2017


Audience Award
Judges Award
Best Director
Best Comedy
Best Drama
Best Animation
Best Sci-Fi
Best Entertainment
Best in Festival


Action Adaptation Adventure Animation Art-house Asian Black Black Comedy Bollywood Bollywood Children Comedy Crime Disaster Documentary Drama Educational Erotic Experimental Family Fantasy Foreign Language French Gangster Gay and Lesbian Ghost Historical Horror Independent Jewish Legal Martial Arts Medical Murder Mystery Musical Mystery National Natural History Noir Period Political Reality Religious Romance Science Fiction Short Silent Sport Spy Student Supernatural Teen Thriller Travel War Western Women

Known festival contacts Contacts
Emma Gold
John Stanton
Recent Festival News News
1st Jul 2017 Discover Film Awards - October 2017


Open to the public


Short films under 40 mins
Any genre can enter


We take electronic and hard copies of files


A range of fees depending on the deadline ranging from $30-$60

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