Ignite Film Festival

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‘Ignite’ is a celebration of creativity through film.

Nothing excites us more than seeing films that surprise us and show us things that we have never seen before. We love the non-conforming, the extraordinary – the films that dare to do things that others won’t.

We are excited to welcome independent films produced around the globe – films that showcase diverse creativity from every culture.

Join us at our inaugural festival event in 2021 where we will be showcasing our fantastic official selections, hosting networking sessions and presenting our ambitious plans for the future of Ignite Film Festival. In addition to this we will be giving attendees the opportunity to put their questions to some of the selected filmmakers during our exclusive Q&A sessions. A perfect opportunity for filmmakers and film lovers to engage directly.

All Ignite submitters will also be invited to participate in the ‘Ignite 24 Hour Film Challenge’ – this is our exciting film challenge in which participants will create a 60 second film from start to finish in just 24 hours.

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You will receive an email giving you 5 weeks notice of the Ignite challenge date – no further info will be given to you until the morning of the challenge day, at which point you will be given the theme. A further 2 instructions will follow at any given time on that day – your task is to create a 60 second film that relates to the 3 instructions and submit the completed film to us by the following morning.The top 20 Ignite films submitted to us will be screened during our event. The winner of the Ignite Film challenge will be announced at our gala awards night where they will be presented with a £1000 cash prize.

Ignite Film Festival  will be closed out by a lavish gala awards night in our unique location on the Marlborough Downs. Expect red carpets, black ties, glamorous gowns, champagne, awards and celebrations, closely followed by networking and dancing for as long as you can manage it.

Our core values are simple:

  • Ignite creativity.
  • Support independent filmmakers.
  • Provide a diverse platform.
  • Have fun doing it.


We cannot wait for you to be a part of Ignite.

Judging Panel