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We had such an amazing time at this year’s festival we can’t wait to do it all over again, so we are now OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS! Tell your family, friends and pets. We are also very excited to introduce two new categories: Best Production Design and Best Animation.

How to submit to Underwire 2016 

  • Underwire looks to showcase all kinds of film – we accept drama, animation, documentary, music video and artists’ film.
  • We’re only accepting online screeners via FilmFreeway.
  • Regular deadline for submissions is 31st May 2016 (submission fee: £10) and the late deadline is 30th June 2016 (submission fee: £15).
  • Both male and female directors are eligible for the XX Award. The XX Award is for films which put interesting female characters at their centre.
  • Apart from the XX Award, films are only eligible for the category that they have a female creative for.
  • Films must be 20 minutes including credits.
  • Films must have been completed since November 2014.
  • Filmmakers must be British or Irish nationals and/or the film must be a UK or Republic of Ireland production, including student/graduation films.

We CAN’T WAIT to see your films!

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