About the Discover Film Awards
Voted as one of the top 100 film festivals in the world by filmmakers on FilmFreeway (voting on over 4,000 festivals), The Discover Film Awards take place with public cinema screenings at the Phoenix Cinema (52 High Rd, London N2 9PJ), one of the oldest cinemas in the UK. It’s patrons include Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Michael Palin and Mark Kermode.
There are also exclusive networking events that bring together investors, distributors, film producers and media professionals including a film makers supper; an awards ceremony at Stephens House & Gardens (17 East End Road, Finchley, London N3 3QE) and an opening night party in central London by the Thames.
We are looking for the very best short films.
Call for entries – currently open
The next film festival is in London from March 31st to April 2nd, 2017. We are currently accepting entries – you can use any of the platforms below to submit your film.
Thew awards ceremony is a red carpet and networking event. Meet fellow filmmakers, distributors, investors and journalists in a fun setting.
The awards ceremony is 8 minutes by car from the cinema at Stephens House & Gardens – our official hospitality partner. For those with us at the cinema, complimentary transport will be provided.
The reception starts at 5.30 pm with the awards presentation from 6.30pm to 8.00pm with drinks, food and music before and afterwards.
Dress code: fabulous.
About the Phoenix Cinema
The Phoenix Cinema has been showing short films since its opening night in 1912. It has a mixture of architecture reflecting its long history from a distinctive vaulted ceiling to Art Deco and Modernist aspects.
About Stephens House & Gardens
The venue for the awards ceremony is a Grade ll listed house with extensive landscaped gardens, which was gifted for the use and enjoyment of the people by Henry Charles ‘Inky’ Stephens of the Stephens’ Ink Company. Built in 1859, Avenue House is a rambling Victorian mansion with rooms overlooking the Gardens. Lived in by Henry Stephens from 1874 he oversaw the renovation of the house; the original features included a library, school rooms and bedrooms. Today it functions as a location for celebrations, weddings, meetings, events and commercial filming.
Pre-register for tickets
If you would like to know more about the film festival, add your details to our festival update list and we will send details once film selections are finalised.