ECG Film Festival

ECG Film Festival (Eurasian Creative Guild Film Festival) is a platform for the development of cinema of the Eurasian region. The aim of the festival is to promote Eurasian cinema in the English-speaking space and to acquaint Eurasian representatives of the film industry with professionals from all over the world. To acquaint the world with the works that personify the connection of the Eurasian countries and peoples. Show opportunities for collaboration, joint development and growth.

In 2019, the ECG Film Festival will be held in London as part of the British Romford Film Festival.

Film festival in London as a platform was not chosen by chance, as many world film studios use the UK for filming and editing world-class blockbusters.

Romford Film Festival is a stable, well-established festival that is attended by a large number of experts and residents of London, this association is the surest solution for attracting the maximum amount of attention of the press, viewers and experts to the Eurasian cinema.

The festival will feature such works as: feature films, short films, animated films, documentaries, book trailers and screenplays.

For several years, the Eurasian Creative Guild has been engaged in supporting and promoting filmmakers as part of the Open Eurasian Book Forum and Festival² project, which is awarded the Nemat Kelimbetov Prize for best film based on literary works. The time has come for a separate film festival, so that representatives of the film industry of Eurasia could declare their talents and present their work in all its subspace.Awards & Prizes

Grand Prix 
Best Eurasian short film 
Best Eurasian animated film 
Best Eurasian documentary film 
Best Eurasian book trailer 
Best Eurasian Director 
Best Eurasian Screenplay 
Best Eurasian Actress 
Best Eurasian ActorRules & Terms

NOTE! We have changed the date of the festival to June 6 to 10, 2019!

Please be sure to read the terms and conditions before submitting your film: 
The ECG Film Festival accepts all UK and European and Asian films irrespective of length or genre. This includes, but is not limited to: fiction, documentary and short films 

Feature submissions must not have previously been released in the UK on any format. 

Whilst the ECG Film Festival does not have a specific premiere restriction on submissions, premiere status will be a factor in decisions taken by the programming team, and may comprise a specific condition of an invitation to screen at the festival.

The festival participant must be a member of the Eurasian Creative Guild. For those who are not, we have allocated a separate category “Competitor” for free. A Guild member in this category can participate in a film festival, receive a Guild member certificate, can use the Guild logo and participate in Guild meetings, but cannot use the Guild services specified in paragraph 4.5 of the guild constitution.

To become a member of the Guild, click here.

The festival charges fees for its film submissions.

Please note that all shipping and postage costs to and from the festival must be borne by the submitting party, including those for the film selection package for all additional materials sent to and returned from Eurasian Film Festival.

All applications submitted earlier will be considered. 
Submission dates for your diary: 
Submissions open: 26 January 2019 
Regular deadline: 3 April 2019 
Extended deadline: 30 April 2019

Submission fees 
For Short films: 
Before Regular deadline: £ 10 
Before Extended deadline: £ 20

For Documentary features 
Before Regular deadline: £10 
Before Extended deadline: £20

For Feature films 
Before Regular deadline: £15 
Before Extended deadline: £25

For animated films 
Before Regular deadline: £15 
Before Extended deadline: £25

For Screenplay 
Before Regular deadline: £15 
Before Extended deadline: £25

For Book trailer 
Before Regular deadline: £ 7 
Before Extended deadline: £ 15

Procedures and Guidelines 
ECG Film Festival endeavours to complete all selection procedures by 10 May 2019. Notification will be by email. 
The Eurasian Film Festival is able to screen feature films on DCP and AVI. 
Festival Address 
Premiere Cinema Romford

Submission format 

Screening format can be DCP and AVI

Submission eligibility 
The ECG Film Festival submissions criteria are as follows: 
Short Films to a maximum length 49 minutes in length. 
Feature Films minimum length of 50 minutes including fictional narrative, documentary, animation, and experimental, music video or any crossover of the above. 
Exploitation or pornographic films will not be accepted. 
The ECG Film Festival welcomes submissions from all sectors of the European and Asian filmmaking community. 
The ECG Film Festival reserve the right to use any material provided to us for marketing purposes. All films in a language other than English must be subtitled or submitted with a script translated into English.

Shipping and postage 
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL SHIPPING AND POSTAGE COSTS TO AND FROM THE FESTIVAL MUST BE BORNE BY THE SUBMITTING PARTY; including, if the film is selected, all prints, tapes and additional materials sent to and returned from Festival. Festival will not accept COD shipments and will not absorb any fees incurred in British customs. All charges must be pre-paid. ECG Film Festival will not accept submissions if customs and delivery fees have not been paid by the submitting party. To avoid customs fees, please ensure all tapes and/or prints are labelled ‘For temporary, cultural purposes only. No commercial value. Non-pornographic.’

Selection of films 
Features and shorts will be selected by festival programmers and guest programmers. Eligible submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria: 
Quality of narrative and production values 
Independent nature of the production 
Relevance to overall EFF Criteria, including competition selection criteria 
Limitations and availability of screening slots 
Availability of film rights for distribution

Festival endeavours to complete all selection procedures by 10 May 2019 and to inform submitting parties, by email, of the festival’s decisions on or shortly after that date. 
Whilst the ECG Film Festival does not have a specific premiere restriction on submissions, premiere status will be a factor in decisions taken by the programming team, and may comprise a specific condition of an invitation to screen at the festival.

Please note that shortlisted titles for each festival award will be selected ahead of the ECG Film Festival’s 2019 programme announcement, with all nominated filmmakers informed of their competition selection by 10 May 2019.

Festival screenings and scheduling 
ECG Film Festival is able to screen DCP and AVI. Festival aspires to provide the best quality projection possible but will not be held liable for any failure in the technical quality of the projection. Festival assumes that the submitting party or filmmaker or print source company has insured for damage and loss of the festival tape. Screenings are scheduled at the discretion of ECG Film Festival. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, Festival reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. Festival will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling. 
No film may be withdrawn from the festival programme after its selection, and no film may be screened outside the Festival during the Festival and before its official presentation without the agreement of ECG Film Festival. This will include any premiere status that was stipulated by the festival in offering said film a position within the ECG Film Festival programme. All enquiries on the above may be directed to Applications for screening out-of-competition on a commercial basis are also accepted.