Short Film Submissions


Admissions open NOW! 

To be awarded in March 2019.

Building on the success of our 2015-18 seasons, The Winter Gardens Film Festival is pleased to announce a new component to its annual event held in Blackpool’s historic Winter Gardens.

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

The 2019 event sees the launch of the Black and White Short Film Competition with all entries competing to win Blackpool’s Golden Seagull award with cash prize of £500.

There will be 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.