Film Submission

Submission Rules

The Nozstock Cinema accepts fictional, documentary and experimental features, short films, music videos and children’s films. These will be screened as part of Nozstock The Hidden Valley over the weekend of 22 – 24 July 2016. Contributors to Nozstock’s homegrown shorts programme range from professional film-makers to first attempt amateurs, the only specific criteria for qualification being that films are based around a strong original concept.

Nozstock will consider family-friendly feature films for daytime screenings; otherwise a maximum running time of 30 minutes per film is specified. We are hoping to put together a short film reel full of original and high-quality submissions, showcasing what current independent film-making has to offer.

2016’s theme is ‘Wonders of the Ancient World’ – Egyptian, Han Chinese, Mayan and the rest – but there is no need for your film to be related to the festival’s theme, so let the creative sparks fly.

This is not a competitive festival, however your work stands to be seen by 5000 visitors alongside industry-leading visual artists and film-makers. There is no submission fee. Films are non-returnable.

Submission Deadline

The final deadline is Friday 6 May 2016. 

Please either upload your film as part of the form below, send it electronically to:

or via snail mail to: Nozstock Cinema, Rowden Paddocks, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4LS

Submission Format

Please submit your films PAL format as HD .MOV or .AVI files.

Submissions should include a brief synopsis, a submission form, 2 production stills and relevant information and contacts regarding the filmmaker/s.

Shipping Costs

All shipping and postage costs to and from the festival must be borne by the submitting party, including those for the submission package and, if the film is selected, for all prints, tapes and additional materials sent to and returned from Nozstock. Nozstock will not accept Cash On Delivery shipments and will not absorb any fees incurred in British customs. All charges must be pre-paid. Nozstock will not accept submissions if customs and delivery fees have not been paid by the Submitting Party. Submission packages from outside the UK must be labelled ‘Trade Sample’ on any customs label and, for customs purpose, must be given a value of no more than UK£10.

Selection of Films

Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria:
– Quality of narrative and production values
– Independent nature of the production
– Limitations and availability of screening slots
– Availability of film rights for distribution

Nozstock endeavours to complete all selection procedures by Monday 13 June 2016 and inform all Submitting Parties, via email, if their film has been successful or not at that time. Successful submissions will receive correspondence that their film has been selected.

If you need more information about Nozstock: The Hidden Valley or about these regulations and procedures please call +44 (0)7866 451 949 or email

Please complete this application in order to submit your film to Nozstock: The Hidden Valley.




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By submitting this form,
- you agree to your work being shown at Nozstock: The Hidden Valley in accordance with the attached submission rules.
- you have ensured that you have agreement from the artists responsible for any music/other performances contained in your work.
- you understand you retain all rights to this work, and allow Nozstock to use the submitted material for its screenings, and selected clips and images for related publicity across multi-platforms.

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 I have read this form and accept these conditions.

Please state where you heard about submitting films to Nozstock Festival?

You can either send a hard copy of your film to the address above or send a link to a hi-res download to If your work is available from a link then insert the URL here. Please label your work with your name, the title of the work and the year of production to avoid confusion.

If you have any supporting documents to upload please do so here [2MB limit per upload].