LIVE LINK 2021 NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

About the Festival

The Live Link Film Festival is a three-day event run by young people, for young people. In its second year, the festival continues to introduce our audiences to the creative world of filmmaking and exhibition, allowing them the opportunity to explore their artistic likes and dislikes, while giving them the chance to see the world through new perspectives. Our themes this year are loyalty, perseverance, and diversity; chosen by our panel in the hopes of broadening views of life in London and the wider UK, combined with an encouragement to build healthy habits and relationships.

We're hyped to be partnering for the London Screen Academy 

Schedule

TBC — Check back later for details on our schedule, including a lineup of films, events, and some special Q&A sessions with filmmakers.

Categories for 2021

Diversity Loyalty Perseverance
Our society is more diverse than ever before, and we want to see that reflected on the big screen. If your film reflects on issues faced by minority groups, shows a different way of life, or just contains a diverse cast of characters, we’d love to display your film as part of this category. Loyalty is key in building relationships with those around us, and it’s a trait that should be celebrated within our communities. Does your film show the best of friendships? Or perhaps the loyal companionship between mankind and animals? We want to see your stories of partnership and charity as part of this segment. Nothing beats the feeling of accomplishment when you know you’ve worked hard for it. Through our hard work and perseverance we know we could achieve great things, which is why we want to show what rewards come at the end of a challenge. Everyone’s fight is different so show us what perseverance is to you, and how you worked hard to achieve your goals.

Format

Last year we were completely online, the three-day event was live-streamed onto our Youtube channel and we want to keep that going this year, alongside some new elements. In 2021, now things are beginning to reopen, we hope to host some in-person events in the community. From screenings to networking events, this year looks to be jam-packed with local and national films being screened, along with great opportunities for young people in Islington. Be sure to stay tuned on our social channels for updates.

Submissions

If you’re looking to submit your film to our festival, be sure to do so by 9 August. Click the button below to submit your work, we can’t wait to watch it!

Rules

  1. Films must be around 10 minutes in length.
  2. They must be suitable for those aged 10 and up.
  3. They must’ve been made by those under the age of 25.

More can be found here: Live Link 2021 — Rules — FilmFreeway.

Sponsor

If you like to sponsor us, please contact Jake Williams [email protected]

You can always make a donation to the general youth club appeal.

If you have any questions regarding the festival, please contact Jake (email above)