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1. Films produced prior to July 1st 2019 are not eligible.

2. Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images and content in the entry.

3. Entrant will allow usage of clips from the entry for promotional use on television, radio, in print, and at ‘live’ Festival events other than theatrical screening.

4. Successful entries may be used for private press screenings prior to the festival.

5. All entries must be in English or contain English subtitles. Non-English entries submitted without subtitles, or with supplementary printed translations, will be automatically disqualified.

6. Use of the on-line Entry Form assumes acceptance of the LIDF Entry Regulations.


1. Films are selected for public presentation at the London International Documentary Festival (LIDF) – and will also be eligible for subsequent or additional screenings carried out by the LIDF outside of the festival itself.

2. If a film is selected for screening, the Festival office will contact the entrant by e-mail with a Screening Agreement and delivery schedule.

3. All films selected will be made available for viewing. All timings, date and venue details will be made by the Festival. All decisions are final.

4. For publicity purposes, entries selected will be required to supply at least 3 colour jpegs from the film, at least 1 photograph of the film’s director(s), a full synopsis and production credits. The LIDF will happily view existing publicity material but is under no obligation to use it.


1. Only completed entries (Entry Form, payment, and received film) will be processed and considered for screening.

2. Entry details can be submitted on-line at A new Entry Form must be completed for each film submitted.

3. In case of difficulty using the on-line Entry Form, or payment facilities, please contact the Festival Office by e-mail at: [email protected]

4. Entrant’s name, address, production title, and Entry Ref. No, must be stated on all correspondence and with the preview copy.

5. Film submissions are on-line.


1. The Festival has again frozen its submission fees. Each submission must be accompanied by the appropriate Entry Fee. Entry Fees are not refundable. Payment may be made on-line when the Entry Form is submitted. All payments are in Euros.

Short films (under 40mins) €35.00

Standard Rate €55.00


The LIDF reserves the right to include in the final programme films that are at the Festival by invitation and may be produced before July 2019.

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Submission regulations for LIDF are subject to change. The LIDF reserves the right to rule on all issues not expressly covered by these regulations.


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