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The Luna Cinema, in partnership with Brighton and Hove City Council, is excited to be launching Luna Beach Cinema this summer.

Alongside our calendar of film and sports screenings we are keen to recognize and highlight the next generation of up and coming filmmakers in Brighton and the surrounding areas.

As part of its season on Brighton Beach this summer, Luna Beach Cinema is looking for short film entries that highlight and celebrate Brighton.

Finalists will be posted on the Luna Beach Cinema website, where voting for the winner will take place, as well as being screened before audiences of up to 2000 people on our big screen prior to feature film showings.

The winner of the short film competition will receive £500 in prize money as well as having their winning entry take to the big screen before the FIFA World Cup Final on 15th of July, 2018, in front of an audience of up to 4000!



The short film should relate back to Brighton and its surrounding areas in some way. This could mean shot in/around Brighton, have crew or actors from the local area, or examine themes relevant or important to the town.

Running time of 5 – 20 minutes. Topics appropriate to screen to general audiences.

Please submit entries via links (Dropbox, WeTransfer, Vimeo, Youtube, etc.) to

If files are larger than 10 MB, these must be submitted via transfer link, not email. Submissions should include full contact details (name, email, phone number, etc.) of entrant.

Finalists must be able to provide their entry as either MP4, .mov, or DVD/Blu Ray formats for the screenings.
The winner of the Brighton Beach Shorts competition will be announced a week before the FIFA World Cup Final, on Monday 9th July

Final deadline for all submissions is 11:59 pm GMT Thursday May 31st  2018.

Due to the volume of submissions, you may not receive a response to your entry. We will be contacting all finalists with further information by the 12th June 2018. If you do not receive a response, unfortunately you have not been selected as a finalist.