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CFF Short Film Competition 2022

Mor Media Charity/ Cornwall Film Festival is happy to announce the launch of its 2022 Short Film Competition!

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The 21st edition of the Cornwall Film Festival is open for entries from across the globe

Now is the time to enter your short films & music

video to our competition.

In 2021 Cornwall Film Festival changed it's name to Mor Media Charity to incorporate the wide range of work the charity does across the year. Cornwall Film Festival still forms the core of MMC and we look forward to welcoming you to CFF2022 in Falmouth.


If your film is shortlisted your work will be judged by our panel of expert judges

This included in 2020 Andy De Emmony (The Last Kingdom, Four Kids & It), Kate Cheesman (Call the Midwife), Joss Agnew (Poldark), Yazmin Joy Vigus (Mermaids) and many more.

Shortlisted films will also be screened at the Mor Media/Cornwall Film Festival new Shorts Weekend (physically or digitally). Which will included screenings, talks, networking opportunities parties and more!


By submitting your film to Cornwall Film Festival, you could be eligible to win a British Independent Film Award!

CFF is BIFA qualifying, meaning that if your film is selected, you are eligible to submit your film to BIFA. How exciting! 

Learn more about BIFA's latest eligibility update


This year's short film competition features a number of categories

for you to enter, including:

an short < 20 minutes made within the UK or anywhere in the world.

a music video < 20 minutes made anywhere in the world.

South West Experimental Short Film

a short film made or produced by filmmakers in the South West of the United Kingdom. Under 20 minutes and a non narrative or narrative work using experimental forms.

a short film < 20 minutes, made or produced in Cornwall.

a short film made by anyone in full time education- anywhere in the world. < 20 minutes

a short film made or produced by filmmakers in the South West Region of the United Kingdom. < 20 minutes

a short film < 20 minutes made by someone 18 years old or under as of  the 31st July 2022. Well suited for those in education.


Short Film Pre-Selectors

We are looking for pre-selectors for Cornwall Film Festival's BIFA qualifying short film competition! This role involves supporting our Short Film Manager by reviewing the suitability of submissions for consideration. The ideal candidate will:

  • Have an interest in short film

  • Demonstrate an understanding film festival standards

  • Be able work alone, organised and the ability to work to deadlines

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Want To Submit?

Please submit your short film through FilmFreeway.

If you have any questions, please email for more information.

Thank you for considering Cornwall Film Festival, and best of luck!