WELCOME. The New Renaissance Film Festival (NRFF) LONDON provides a platform for outstanding independent filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world. We focus on the ARTIST, on the STORY and on building a COMMUNITY of inspiring storytellers. We screen mainly short films, but from now on will start to accept features as well. Our numerous award possibilities give independents the chance to receive the recognition they deserve.
We have been privileged to screen world and UK premiers at our festival that went on to be nominated for the Oscars! We have also found that filmmakers, screenwriters and actors create new projects from meeting each other at the festival. NRFF LONDON will take place in August 2018 at the art-house cinema CLOSE-UP, in Shoreditch, a great venue for lovers of indie film. CALL FOR ENTRIES 2018 is now OPEN. We hope to see you there!
Winners in the screenwriting categories will receive a FREE InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.
Best Feature Screenplay, Finalist, Semi-Finalists and Quarter Finalists.
Best Short Screenplay, Best 3 Minute Screenplay and Best Short Screenplay written by Young Talent.
We are squarely focused on supporting emerging screenwriters in their professional growth by providing nearly every tool and resource available in the industry. It's our express goal to support writers of any level or background, who are proactive in developing their careers and are willing to learn from the insights and expertise of our community members. Screenwriting takes perseverance. The harder you work, the better this site will work for you.
In this industry, the first twenty pages can mean the difference between a "go picture" and a "go home and try again." Give your writers the advantage with a page (or two) introduction to their script from an outside perspective. We'll map out the direction of the screenplay thus far, and give advice to gently nudge them on the proper course.
Our most popular analysis. The writer will receive a personalized critique based on a thorough read-through of the entire script, up to 120 pages. Whether half-hour pilot or feature film, we'll note our thoughts on everything from the characters and dialogue to pacing, structure, and formatting, and even where the work fits in the marketplace.
Give your writers the in-depth insight of the ISA's working industry professionals. Our Readers will provide 5-6 pages of advanced notes, breaking down every moment and character arc, noting the subtleties that a writer may not have contemplated, and providing a next-level perspective that will empower screenwriters and help script achieve their full potential.
When and where does the NRFF take place?
The New Renaissance Film Festival takes place in London, UK, 14-18 August 2018. A spacious cinema and a green room for photos and interviews are included.
How can I submit?
You can only submit your screenplay ONLINE. You always retain 100% of all rights to your intellectual property.
What happens once I’ve submitted my film or my screenplay?
Once we have your information from the ISA, your fee and your link to your screenplay document, we will start the judging process. Please be patient – in most cases you won’t hear from us until after the very final deadline has passed. We will get back to all submitters on 10 August 2018 the latest.
How do you decide which screenplays to award?
We will not simply select scripts that already have won an award. We hope to find new gems and discover excellent stories that move us, challenge us and above all inspire us.
We realise this to be highly subjective, but we will definitely try to be open to a diversity of different voices and points of view. We also will introduce you to the filmmakers, and we have found that new projects have been created as a result of that!
After the judging process is complete, can I get any feedback?
The judges unfortunately cannot offer any feedback on unsuccessful entries.
Are there any age restrictions on submitting to the festival?
You must be at least 18 to enter. Work can be entered on behalf of someone who is under 18 and it is your judgement call as to whether you think the work is suitable.
To enter a screenplay into the Young Talent category you have to between 18 and 21 years in order to qualify.
Can I alter my entry once it has been submitted?
No alterations can be made to submissions once they have been received.
Can I enter more than one screenplay?
You may enter as many as you like. You must purchase a separate entry fee and form for each submission.
Is entry to the festival open to international entrants?
The festival is open to international submissions. We welcome submissions from all over the world and look forward to seeing a huge variety of entries.
Do you ever consider waiving fees?
Rarely. All indie filmmakers struggle financially but if we waived the fee for every filmmaker who asked then we wouldn’t be here unfortunately.
Will you pay for my accommodation if I attend the festival?
No, we can’t afford to put you up either. We can advise you on accommodation though, if you wish. We are currently seeking for sponsorship to develop our hospitality budget.
(If you are a writer and want to be considered for the TOP 25, you must be an ISAConnect Member)