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 and an awards ceremony on Sunday April 2nd at 6pm at Stephens House & Gardens (17 East End Road, Finchley, London N3 3QE).

We are looking for the very best short films.

Official selections from third edition Official selections and award winners from second edition Official selections and award winners from first edition

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.


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Awards Ceremony

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.

More details on the Phoenix Cinema

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.

More information on Stephens House & Gardens

Tickets now available. Click the time you would like to attend below:

Saturday 1st April
Session 1

Session 2

Sunday 2nd April
Session 3

Session 4

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