Kew Gardens film festival back in 2018
by Jennifer Khedaroo
Nov 08, 2017 | 12304 views | 0 0 comments | 586 586 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Winners of this year’s festival
Winners of this year’s festival
After a successful run in its inaugural year, the Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema organizers announced that the festival will be returning in 2018.

“Because the festival takes place in a small town, we offer filmmakers a more intimate experience, allowing them to network with their audience and peers,” said Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema Founder and Executive Director Jayson Simba. “Year two promises the same amazing experience for everyone who attends, but will be even bigger and better. We can’t wait.”

Offering incredible exposure to filmmakers, Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema is quickly becoming the festival to have one’s film recognized. In the festival’s first year, it received 400 submissions, both feature- and short-length films from around the world, of which 157 were carefully selected. Two feature films acquired a sales agent (and are on the fast track to a distribution deal), while two more features earned the attention of an independent film distributor in Los Angeles leading to acquisition interest.

New in 2018, Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema will be converting all selected films to Digital Cinema Package (DCP), which allows for an optimal viewing experience. In addition, all submitting filmmakers will also have the opportunity to have their films converted.

To help launch the festival’s submissions, is offering all paid 2017 festival attendees a chance to once again watch over 20 festival favorite films. Included on the platform will be the 2017 opening night short film “A Man Full of Trouble,” and the best animation winner, “One Way Town.” The streaming platform will be available starting Nov. 8 for one week only.

As a non-profit organization, Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema was established to support the development of and help expand the audiences for independent cinema from around the globe. Filmmakers are welcome to submit their films for the 2018 Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema now.

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