Festival Rules

White Deer IFF hosts awards ceremonies which culminate in screening events. To submit a film, you must have created the project yourself, own the rights or have permission from the owner of the content to submit the film to us.

All films must be submitted in a digital format & non-English films must have English subtitles.

FILM ENTRIES & RUNTIMES

Films of any length can be submitted to our festival, however, they must be entered into the appropriate runtime.

 

Longer Narrative/Documentary: this category is for all films above 30 minutes in length.

Short Narrative/Documentary: this category is for films between 5:00 and 29:59 minutes in length.

Microshort Narrative/Documentary: this category is for films 4:59 minutes and below in length.

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE RUNTIMES. FILMS MUST BE ENTERED INTO THE CORRECT RUNTIME OR ELSE BE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED.

 

East Midlands Specifications

To qualify for the ‘East Midlands’ categories, your principal production crew must be based in an East Midlands, UK location (i.e. Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, and Rutland). 

1. Amateur videos i.e. films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD).​

 

2. Pornography.

We reserve the right to disqualify films that feature a significant political agenda.

We do not currently accept scripts.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT