We are offering local filmmakers the chance to showcase their shorts alongside our feature films. One of our goals as a community cinema is to provide a platform for independent film, as well as an opportunity for local residents to discover emerging talent on their doorstep.

Qualifying short film submissions will be matched thematically with feature films, helping to spark conversation and create an invigorating cinema-going experience.

We welcome all genres by filmmakers from a range of backgrounds and experience levels. All we ask is that your film meets the following basic requirements:

  • Under 15 minutes long;

  • Completed within the last 3 years;

  • Available in a digital format, e.g. mov or mp4;

  • The director, producer, or other key crew member currently resides within a 4 mile radius of SE25. Qualifying areas include South Norwood, West Norwood, Anerley, Penge, Crystal Palace, Central Croydon, South Croydon, Thornton Heath, Streatham, Beckham, Forest Hill and Dulwich.

  • Your film may also be located in one of the above areas to qualify.

Films will be considered on a rolling basis. If your film is selected you will be offered a free ticket and invited to come along and introduce your work. We will also offer ‘mates rates’ so you can extend the invitation to your network.

Facebook group

We also have a Facebook group, for filmmakers living in, or working out of south-east London to share knowledge and find collaborators.

Join the Shorts In The South // Network.

Feature films

If you would like to submit a feature film for consideration in our weekly programme, then please drop us an email.


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