Submit your own short film to be screened during the festival

The very 1st Framed Film Festival is a celebration of international film and exciting activities that give young Londoners the opportunity to see, make and dissect films from all angles. Held at nine different venues, this is the only showcase of its kind in the capital and the best opportunity for young people to get involved with film.

Alongside the international film festival The Barbican is also asking for submissions for short films made by young filmmakers.

If you are aged between 8-25 years old, resident in the UK and you have made a short film in the last 18 months that is under 10 minutes long – including titles and end credits - that was inspired by east London please send us an online link of your film along with the submission form.

Download the submission form from here:

Submission Form

Closing date for online submissions: Fri 26 Oct

The shorts programme will be curated by our Young Programmers and will be screened around the Barbican Centre and our inFOCUS screen - Sol Cinema – the world’s smallest solar powered cinema.

Framed: Cinema for a New Generation
Framed, the Barbican’s new year-round programme of film and learning for young people, featuring weekly screenings, regular activities and a specially curated showcase in November: the Framed Film Festival.

Supported by Film London, through National Lottery Funding on behalf of the BFI, and The City Bridge Trust, Framed gives young people the chance to make and exhibit films as well as meet industry professionals at special events throughout the year.


Framed: Cinema for a New Generation
Framed: Cinema for a New Generation