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2023 Competition Results

Thank you so much to all 719 entrants we had. For our first year as a festival, we consider this to be an amazing honour and succse We recognise that each and every one of you have poured your heart and soul into these films, so we are sad that we have to cut down so much. If your film is not below, it hasn't been selected to go forward to the next round, but please don't take this to heart - often we had to exclude films for not being suitable for a younger auience, or because a submitter had entered multiple projects and not removed the extras. There were many reasons, so please do enter a new project next year if you are able to. 

To the successful filmmakers listed below, congratulations! The committee are now taking this selection ahead to the Quarterfinals which we will announce next Monday. Please follow us on our socials to get notifications there first. The successful few who are selected for semi-finalist and finalist screenings will be contacted and asked to send a copy directly to us in DCP, .mp4 and with subtitles, regardless of language, for accessibility purposes. We look forward to meeting some of you at the event as well, but tickets are selling fast, so please do book your tickets to avoid disappointment. 

We are also screening some of the films as Sussex Sunday Selections throughout the year, so we will be in contact regarding this nearer the time, and we'll be hosting all films online with permission from the filmmakers, and any proceeds of this will be sent to the filmmaker. 

Finalists will be announced - Friday 27th October.

We are very sorry that we cannot give individual feedback on your entries. 

Please note that the lists are much easier to read on a laptop or desktop. Mobile view is possible, but not ideal. 

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