Apply to enter your film in the London Short Film Festival for free

The British Council and London Short Film Festival are delighted to announce an initiative that aims to encourage more submissions from filmmakers based in ODA-funded countries to the London Short Film Festival in 2022. The submissions fee will be waived for successful applicants.

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What does 'ODA' mean?

Official development assistance (ODA) is defined as government aid designed to promote the economic development and welfare of low and middle income countries

This opportunity is only open to filmmakers based in ODA eligible countries.

More information about the submission waiver fund:

  • Approximately 100 fee waivers for filmmakers from ODA countries will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Filmmakers will be required to demonstrate they are resident in an ODA eligible country.
  • Being a recipient of a submission waiver does not guarantee a place in the festival programme.
  • Submission to London Short Film Festival is via their Film Freeway platform.

How to apply

Find out more and apply by emailing

Late submission deadline: 8 August.

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