If you're a short film maker get your film on the big screen.

 ENTRIES NOW CLOSED Showcase films line-up will be announced after the 13th of April

The Ilfracombe Film Festival was established in 2016 by a group of film enthusiasts wanting to bring a more diverse range of film to cinema lovers in Ilfracombe. This year marks our second festival and once again we are looking to include short films as part of the programme.
It's a great opportunity to have your short film shown in an old school cinema.

Showcase films line-up announced after the 13th of April

We can't wait to screen your films!

Meet the Judges

David Salas

David  is an independent film programmer and filmmaker based in Devon. He is particularly interested in pop up cinemas, short films and how movie going can start conversations and build connections between people.
As well as programming for cinemas, he has put on events in disused shops, medieval halls and out under the night sky. He is currently a Resident at Kaledier, a core associate artist at the Exeter Phoenix and consults for the Masters in International Film Business course for the University of Exeter/ London Film School. 

Claire Horrocks

Claire curates the film programme for Exeter Phoenix, which includes specialised seasons, touring programmes, as well as a rich collection of contemporary independent and art house film. She has been co-producing Two Short Nights Film Festival for 6 years and is instrumental in the annual Exeter Phoenix Short Film Commission Scheme. Claire is a member of the SWWM Film Hub Strategic Group and has been on panels of numerous short film festivals.

Mark Brindle

Mark has been filming and editing for the last 16 years, working on TV adverts and feature films, sports, music and live events to documentary, training and corporate films. Still a computer geek with 15 years in the IT industry, Mark is equally at home working on editing and visual effects, DVD and Blu-ray authoring and encoding films for Cinema screenings to filming and building an engaging story. Mark is the author of the bestselling 'Digital Filmmaking Handbook' and runs an award winning video production and camera equipment hire company in North Devon.

Julia Knight

Julia is the social media and marketing manager for the Ilfracombe Film Festival. Julia has helped organise the film festival since it's beginnings in 2016. Julia's background is in costume for both TV, Film & Theatre, where she worked for over 15 years before moving to Devon. Her biggest production was onset of Joel Schumacher's The Phantom of the Opera. She is now happy to be working at the other end of the film industry, and helping to bring exciting and new films to the audiences of North Devon. She has a particular interest in surf movies and hopes to bring more to the big screen.