What is White Deer International Film Festival?
We host bi-annual celebrations of exciting cinematic experiences, not always featured in the mainstream media. Nestled in the heart of Britain, White Deer IFF welcomes all filmmakers to enter their projects into a variety of award categories, to be judged by industry award-winners & film-loving audiences from across the global community. Films that enter our festival competition are judged in all applicable categories, potentially winning multiple awards with one entry fee.

White Deer IFF & the East Midlands
At White Deer IFF we believe it is essential to foster the potential of filmmakers who are outside the typical “hotspots” within the UK film industry. Our ethos is that filmmakers can, and should, have opportunities in locations across the world, and not only in big cities. In particular, we are committed to promoting the talents of individuals and groups within a region very close to our heart, the East Midlands, UK. It is here where White Deer IFF was formed, and is based, but also where not enough filmmakers are given the exposure that they deserve. Therefore, we have decided to host separate award categories solely for East Midlands-based applicants, so that many more films from this area can be brought to the attention of global audiences. These categories will be discounted; however, all approved applicants will have the option to "top-up" to our 'Main' Categories, to be judged alongside global competition at a fair and equal cost to all. It is our hope that this will increase the exposure of East Midlands’ production talent. After all, this beautiful part of the UK has many stories to tell, and we will do our best to see them told.
For the full terms and conditions of this discount please see our RULES page.
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