Call for submissions: Shoreham film trails

Image: True Sound Facade by Laura N-Tamara projected as part of Light Up Purfleet

Call for film & video submissions from LGBTQIA+ artists and filmmakers

Night Watch is an outdoor film trail taking place in September 2023, with film & video works projected onto buildings around the town of Shoreham, UK. Films will be curated from work submitted to us. Submissions will be accepted by LGBTQIA+ artists and filmmakers from the UK and internationally.

We want to celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community, celebrating and platforming different viewpoints. However, films do not have to have LGBTQIA+ content. This is a platform to promote LGBTQIA+ artists and filmmakers who have varied and distinct perspectives.

Submissions can be artists’ film & video, experimental film, Machinima, short film, animation, or digital works, and must be 5 minutes or less in length.

Night Watch is curated and produced by international artists’ film & video agency, videoclub, with support from and in partnership with ESTEEM. Supported by Arts Council England.


Night Watch screening datesSubmission deadlineOutcome date
21 and 28 September 202324 August 202305 September 2023

Criteria for screening submissions:

– Be between 2 and 5 minutes in length.

– Be engaging for viewers who may be passing in the street or watching throughout the programme, for example be visually stimulating, humorous, narrative, spectacular, fun, surprising and accessible.

– Be appropriate for public / outdoor exhibition (must be suitable for children and adults in public space).

– Work must be in digital format and be high enough in resolution to show at scale (1080p / HD).


– A screening fee of £100 GBP will be paid to the filmmaker if work is shown in the programme.

– Fee will be paid via direct bank payment following receipt of an invoice. Successful artists/filmmakers will be sent details.


– If the language of the film is not English, the film must have English subtitles.

– Only one work per submission (add additional submissions to a new form).

– Entrants may submit an unlimited number of works.

– Work must be digitally available.

– Entrants declare that the film submitted is their own and that its public screening rights have not been transferred to third parties.

If you have relevant queries regarding the film event, the entry process or require assistance navigating the entry form, please email:

All artists/filmmakers will be informed of the decision to screen in advance of public announcements.


Click here to submit a film or video via a Google form.

– Complete the form and submit. Please include a short biography about yourself and your work.

– Applications not using the application form will not be accepted.