Short Film Submissions


Admissions are currently closed! 

The next competition will take place in 2021. 

Building on the success of our previous seasons, The Winter Gardens Film Festival is pleased to announce that the next round of the short film competition will take place in 2021.

All shortlisted entries will be screened as part of a special event at the Blackpool Winter Gardens Opera House, a unique venue, built in 1939 as a cine-variety theatre, combining a super cinema with a world class stage for theatrical performance. The venue, with a capacity of just under 3000 is the second largest in the UK and the only venue of this type and size to hold permanent HD/Surround Sound cinema capability.

Awards & Prizes
All entries compete to win Blackpool’s Golden Seagull award with cash prize of £500.

There are two additional awards: Runner Up and the People’s Choice Award, each having a value of £100.

See previous winners

Rules & Terms

For more information and to submit your film, please visit the Film Freeway site.