British cultural film festival

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 Open

We are looking for talented filmmakers to submit their films to be screened at the British Cultural Film Festival. This is a great opportunity to shine a light on your work and get it seen by an audience with awards to be won.

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what to expect

The festival will span over the week of August 21st – 26th 2023 and will consists of: 

  • Industry and established attendees
  • Industry Talks live streamed worldwide
  • Film-related workshops
  • Feature film screenings
  • A short film corner
  • An award ceremony for the Films submitted
  • Premiere of 4 part series ROMEO. HOTEL. ELEVEN

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 go on sale in March 2023. All distributors / sales agents / producers will need to be accredited via Cinando. We look forward to welcoming you to the Town.