The BFI Future Film Festival is for aspiring filmmakers aged 16 to 25 who want to progress in their careers and learn from people already working in the screen industries. We aim to connect aspiring young filmmakers with industry experts, as well as giving opportunities to meet fellow young creatives, find collaborators, and build their networks.

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Submissions will open for our 2025 edition in April 2024.

Events programme

All the events which took place at BFI Southbank, online and across the UK in our 2024 programme.

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2024 film programme

This year’s 55 short films by young filmmakers.

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News and updates

News about the festival, updates, and additions to the industry events programme.

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With thanks to our generous sponsors for making it possible.

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