Folkestone Documentary Filmmaking Challenge

Folkestone Documentary Filmmaking Challenge

Deadline for Film Submission

Sunday 1st October 2023, 12pm

Sign Up for FDFC

Click here to register for the Folkestone Documentary Filmmaking Challenge

Register now – once you have signed up, you will receive further details about how to submit your final film.

Folkestone Documentary Filmmaking Challenge is a Kent-based film competition designed to inspire creativity, collaboration, and environmental awareness. Work independently or with a group to create  a documentary of no more than five minutes exploring a subject of your choice.

Two categories are available to win – ‘Best Film’ and ‘Best Environmentally Conscious Film’. Winners in each category will receive film and post-production gear worth £1000, an opportunity to be mentored during the creation of your next film, and a screening of your winning entry at the Folkestone Documentary Film Festival from October 19th to 22nd, 2023.

Looking for guidance and support? Come along to our free filmmaking workshops!

If you are interested in entering the Folkestone Documentary Filmmaking Challenge (FDFC) then register to come along to one of the free workshops with Screen South. The workshops will include:

·        Short introduction on what makes a good short documentary.

·        Clearances & contracts.

·        Planning the shoot.

·        Short demonstrations of lighting set up and sound for interviews.

·        How to access camera and edit kit. Please note that if you have attended the workshop then you will be eligible for borrowing equipment from Screen South, subject to availability.

·        Overview of editing.

·        Overview of how to upload your film for competition entry.

We are holding two free workshops, taking place on the dates, times, and locations listed below.

Tuesday 5th September 2023

6pm – 9pm

Screen South, Digital: Glassworks, Mill Bay,Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1JG

Saturday 9th September 2023

11am – 3pm

New Romney Old School, Church Lane, New Romney, Kent, TN28 8ER

If you are interested in attending one of the sessions then ensure you sign up using the button below. Please note that you do not need a confirmed crew or film project to register your interest.

Contact us

For questions, comments, or anything else you might need, contact Screen South at 01303 259777 (Mon – Fri, 9:30am – 5pm) or email