Submissions for Short Screenplays are still Open!

Submissions for short screenplays are open until May 31 2022.
Use Waiver Code: EXTSCRNPLAY to submit!


KIFF will be taking place 24-26 June 2022 in the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames. We will be showcasing a variety of films and documentaries from around the world, celebrating a diverse range of talent both established and emerging.  The festival is dedicated to providing a new, supportive platform to promote British Cinema in particular the small independent production companies that are the bedrock of the UK Film Industry.

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"KIFF is a more practical, a more solidly founded and optimistic way of going forward for the film industry than the often ostentatious approach of other film festivals. The industry is crying out for a festival such as this, that is passionate about championing young, independent talent, particularly those starting out in the industry, to help create opportunities for talent that is too often overlooked."


- Mike Newell

Festival Patrons


Dame Vanessa Redgrave 

A career spanning six decades winning an Academy Award, a BAFTA, two Golden Globes, two Primetime Emmys, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Tony Award, making her one of the few performers to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting. Vanessa is also the recipient of a BAFTA Fellowship, the Golden Lion Honorary Award, and an induction into the American Theatre Hall of Fame

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Mike Newell

Undoubtedly one of the UK’s most prominent film and television directors and producers. Mike won the BAFTA for Best Director for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), which also won the BAFTA Award for Best Film. Following the success of his films, Mike then went on to direct the films Donnie Brasco (1997) and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005).

KIFF is produced by:


Thanks to all KIFF partners:

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