British Cultural Film Festival (BCFF) is Crawley's first-ever film festival and will be hosted by Crawley Film Initiative. The festival consists of a film buyer's market, short film corner and workshops. It will be accessible from all over the world due to it being located within a 10-minute journey from Gatwick International Airport. Our mission is to bring an inspiring event to the town which will help the community and enrich the town by generating local town economy.

Submissions now closed

Our submission for the inaugural British Cultural Film Festival is now closed. We have had over 300 films from all over the world submitted for the first year. We are looking forward to welcoming many of you to the festival to enjoy the content produced & celebrate wonderful film culture.

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what to expect

The festival will span over a week and will consists of: 



  • Industry and established attendees
  • CFI Talks with Industry Professionals
  • Film-related workshops
  • Feature film screenings
  • A short film corner
  • An award ceremony for the Films submitted

We welcome filmmakers from all over the globe to join us at a brand new film festival & buyers market which is located in Crawley (UK) right next to Gatwick Airport. This festival is supported by Cinando for a summer 2023 Launch. Distributors and sales agents from around Europe and the world will attend the festivals Buyer’s market looking for content to add to their catalogue. The buyer’s market will give an opportunity for distributors and film producers to network and do business together.


Come join us and support this wonderful event which will be historical for the Town.

BCFF will launch at the creative heart of the Town; The Hawth Theatre. Tickets for general public now on sale. We look forward to welcoming you to the Town.