Short Film 

Chelmsford Fringe Festival 2022 invites you to participate in their first-ever Short Film Competition.

The short films can be in any genre, any style and on any subject. It has to be the result of genuine collaboration and it must be the original work of the entrant(s).

The length can’t exceed 15 minutes, including credits. 


If you are selected, you will participate in the competition that will be taking place during the Chelmsford Fringe Festival at Anglia Ruskin University on the 14th of July 2022 where you will compete in two categories:

Audience Award & Young Jury. 




  1. Fill out the online entry form below

  2. Upload your short film online on a Video Host Platform like Youtube or Vimeo and share the link with us. (if it's a private view please provide the credentials)

  3. Pay the participation fee of £10

  4. If your short film is selected, you must comply with the Chelmsford Fringe Festival Short Film Competition Terms & Conditions.


Please note:

If you get selected the short film will have to follow different technical requirements and might have to export your short film in a different format - full details willl be provided.


You must complete the entry form with a working link before Sunday 12th of June 2022 at 23:59.

You will be notified on Sunday 19th of June 2022 if you have been selected to participate.

Paying the entry fee to participate does not secure a place on the selected short films that will be part of the competition.

Application Form

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Terms and conditions of entry

  • Films can be in any genre and style and up to 15’00” in length.

  • Entries must be suitable for a general audience.

  • The organisers reserve the right to reject entries deemed to be unsuitable.

  • Entries must be the work of the individual or group submitting them and should be accompanied by a short statement giving basic information on how the film was funded, including any grants or assistance from public bodies (e.g. Film London or other regional agencies, borough schemes, etc.).

  • Shortlisted films will need to be submitted on DVD and accompanied by a statement signed by cast and crew that the film itself is jointly owned* by everyone who worked on it so that there is no employer-worker distinction. More details will be provided to the three finalists.

  • The short films that make it to the competitions should be able to send at least one representative to be part of the competition on the 14th of July, 2022.

  • The screenings will be scheduled to take place in the afternoon.

  • The closing date for entries is Sunday 12th June 2022.

  • The notification date for the selection of the films that will participate in the Short Film Competition will be Sunday 19th June 2022.

  • The judges’ decision will be final during the evening of the Short Film Competition.

For further information contact Sofia Rojas at