Submissions & Awards

CFF 2018 Submissions ARE NOW CLOSED!


Following our launch and a hugely successful first year in 2017, We are looking forward to making the second year even bigger and better!.


Chelmsford Film Festival aims to showcase the best short films and music videos from around the world.

The officially selected films will be judged by our panel of international industry professionals.  All entries accepted to the Chelmsford Film Festival will receive Official Selection Laurels, with more exciting prizes to be announced soon.


Short Film (narrative)
Mini Short Film (narrative - under 5 mins)
Music Video
Student Film




At the closing gala, awards will be presented to the best film under each category selected by our industry panel.

Further awards selected from the narrative film categories will be presented for the following:

- Best Student Film
 -Best Mini Short
 -Best Short Film
- Best Music Video
- Best Director

- Best Actor   
- Best Actress

- Best Screenplay   
- Best Score   
- Best Cinematography

- Audience Film Choice Award (voted for by the festival goers)