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Are you an armchair critic?

Join us!

Do you fancy yourself as an armchair film critic? Think you can do a better job than Mark Kermode? Then get in touch! We are looking for film fans to review all our submissions for the 2022 festival and welcome input from anyone interested in helping us to shape the festival by screening the films and telling the programming team what you think.

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Mark Kermode was responsible for inspiring this festival back in the ’80s, when on of our founders worked with him on The Shooting Gallery for Channel 4

Suffolk Shorts is gearing up for its 2nd year.  We opened for submissions in December 2021 and have had a wonderful response for 2022.  This year we have short films across three categories – Narrative Short, East Anglian Short and Student Short.  We want to show the best films from each of these categories and for this to happen we need opinions from differing ages and backgrounds.

You can email us at and we can answer any questions or simply get you set up on our submissions portal FilmFreeway.

It’s the least we can do

The films that you are going to view could be made by first time filmmakers or experienced feature directors trying out ideas, they could be artists, poets or even car salesmen having fun. Last year we had submissions from 23 countries, with a 50 year age range, and many first time film makers. The one thing they all have in common is that the people who made them want their film to be screened at our festival and considered for an award by you and our judges, so the least we can do is watch them all, all the way through.

Your reviews will be shared with our programming team and you will be invited to attend the event on October 8th in Woodbridge as a VIP.

Get in touch!

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