How to submit your film

East Coast Film Festival proudly accepts entries via, the world's best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway.

Only films submitted through FilmFreeway will be eligible for entry into the festival.

Students can enter for FREE. Film makers from Lincolnshire can also enter for FREE ( please contact us with proof of address by clicking here )

If you would prefer to send a screener on physical format ( submission should still be made through FilmFreeway ) please submit to the address below. Please note that physical submissions will not be returned. We accept Blu-ray, DVD, VHS, USB ( all popular video formats )

East Coast Film Festival

Llimah International

Unit 1 Baker Street



LE67 4GA

Rules & Terms

All films must be completed upon submission. No works in progress please. Short filmsĀ  of any genre and format up to 45 minutes are accepted.

All films must have been made in or after 2013 and have English subtitles (except for music videos and unless English is the main language spoken).

International films not in English MUST be subtitled or dubbed in English.


By submitting your film to our festival you agree that your piece of work, if already available public online (full film or trailer) can be uploaded/embed on our website. The filmmaker/institution that is submitting the film must own the rights to do so and is responsible for the content they are providing. By submitting, the filmmaker allows East Coast Film Festival to create a page for their film without infringing copyright of any kind of form. Any violations of that agreement will result in immediate disqualification from the festival.

Selected film makers may be invited to submit their film to be part of the East Coast Film Anthology DVD. The DVD will be distributed by East Coast Film Festival with all proceeds going to Children's Charities. All rights will be retained by the film makers with the agreement that the inclusion in the East Coast Film Anthology remains rights & royalty free for non-profit distribution.

How does it work?

After the submission is complete and the film is accepted, we will upload/embed your film/trailer on our Screening Room webpage. Winning films will be highlighted.


Submissions close 1 month before the festival screening date(s) and all officially selected films will be announced on our website and social media pages. All of those selected will be notified through filmfreeway.

Winners, nominees and unsuccessful films can be deleted from the website after the festival ends as long as the submitter decides to do so.

Judging and Selection

Each submission will be reviewed by two reviewers. Names of reviewers will not be released until Official Selections are announced to avoid favoritism.

Judging decisions are final.

Submissions that are found to have violated any of the Eligibility Requirements listed above may be disqualified at any time by East Coast Film Festival.

If you're not sure about something, please email us before you submit. We'll answer your queries as quickly as possible.