This is a film still from EXPOSED dir Anna Fredrikke Bjerke

EFN Short Film Festival returns 19 to 23 SEP 2022 at The Garden Cinema & Online

EFN Short Film Festival (which started life as the Emerging Filmmakers Night!) is a BIFA qualifying international festival that showcases, educates and promotes emerging filmmakers.

Submitted by EFN Short Film Festival

EFN Short Film Festival returns 19 to 23 SEP 2022 at The Garden Cinema and online with a busy 5 day programme of events, starting with two programmes of film screenings, leading up to the annual Awards Night, and then ending with two workshops for filmmakers.

UPDATE: Due to arrangements for the Queen’s funeral and their likely impact on travel plans, the Accessibility: Barriers & Solutions event has now been postponed from 19 SEP. New date TBC.



On Sept 21 at the Garden Cinema, 2022 EFN Short Film Festival Awards Night will screen a programme of UK and International films, followed by Q&As with the filmmakers.

Presented by comedian Mike Sheer and EFN Artistic Director Erifili Missiou expect a fun and inquisitive tone! Selected films are up for TWO AWARDS on the night:

  • The Audience Favourite: Voted by the audience present on the night.
  • The Critics’ Choice: Given to the film chosen by a Jury Panel of film experts who will also provide feedback on the night.

The screening will be supported by HOH subtitles and a BSL Interpreter during the panel discussion.

“Such a great atmosphere for an evening packed with uniquely amazing films, interesting filmmaker Q&A’s and insightful feedback from the panel of critics – altogether an thoroughly entertaining night.”

Janet Marrett- Film Director/Producer

The Garden Cinema is a completely independent new art-house cinema in the heart of London. Their combination of a progressive and international outlook, passion for film, and stylish bar space make them the perfect match for EFN! The cinema is wheelchair accessible.

This is a film still from EXPOSED dir Anna Fredrikke Bjerke

EFN Short Film Festival returns from 19 to 23 SEP 2022 at The Garden Cinema & online, booking now!




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