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Deep Fried Film Festival

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9 positive user reviews     1 negative user reviews.

  1. August 22nd, 2014 at 06:24 | #1

    Fantastic festival. Really friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgable staff running it. It’s obvious how much they care for films and their festival and this feeds into the festival atmosphere. Definitely worth entering and well worth a visit if your film is playing… but go along anyway as all proceeds raised through the cheap admission price go to charity!!!

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  2. August 21st, 2014 at 13:56 | #2

    We at Hingway Films love Deep Fried. A great film festival, real people with real passion for all things film. As a small production company with a passion for telling stories , we have found Deep Fried to be a fantastic platform for us to showcase our works.

    If you have a film , get it entered 🙂
    Robb
    Hingway Films & Flying Fatman Productions

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  3. Sergio Ruvalcaba
    August 15th, 2014 at 08:17 | #3

    Great Festival whit a really world wide quality in films!!!!

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  4. June 19th, 2014 at 08:52 | #4

    I cannot rate this festival high enough. I have visited many film fests both in the UK and internationally with my films and to be honest Deep Fried was the most welcoming and filmmaker friendly fest I have had the pleasure of attending. Not only do the festival staff treat everyone with equal respect regardless of their standing within the film world (something that you certainly don’t get with many other film festivals) but
    also their programme of films is second to none,
    ranging from student films through to award winning films of all genres, which works to give filmmakers of all experiences a platform to both show their works and experience many other works from filmmakers from all around the world. DFFF is a wonderfull experience and I will, without doubt, submit my future work to this excellent festival!!!

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  5. Kirsty
    May 12th, 2014 at 13:13 | #5

    A global audience and attracting talent from around the world. Deep fried film festival may sound a bit like a chippy, but it’s fantastic way for filmmaker a to show and promote their work and meet other film makers. Unlike many other festivals there is no charge or restrictions on the film makers and not getting ripped off when trying to get their work out there. What’s more, it’s cheaper than the cinema to get in and all the money goes to charity! The festival deserves an award itself!

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  6. Jyotirmoy Ghosh
    April 10th, 2014 at 06:53 | #6

    Deep Fried Film Fest. is a very good festival and it’s nice to see that it is trying to get even better with time! All the best from the maker of “DISHA (The Clue)”; a film that was part of 2012 Festival!

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  7. Chris Quick
    March 25th, 2014 at 19:12 | #7

    We entered a film in the 2013 Festival and we found it to be a smooth ride. No hiccups, pleasant staff, I would highly recommend competing in the festival.

  8. March 25th, 2014 at 03:31 | #8

    This is an excellent film festival for new and innovative films that the establishment often overlook. It encourages Scottish people to submit their own films and others from throughout the world.

  9. March 25th, 2014 at 02:55 | #9

    This is an excellent film festival particularly for new/innovative work that the establishment sometimes overlook. It provides an opportunity for people in Scotland to submit films and view other films from throughout the world.

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  10. Dom Reynolds
    March 25th, 2014 at 02:53 | #10

    My experience of the festival was a good one. What you have to remember is that Deep Fried only have a handful of volunteers to watch literally hundreds of films every single year. At last season’s festival they already had eighty submissions for 2014.

    What makes Deep Fried stand out from other festivals I’ve come across is that they only have one rule. If they like your film it goes in. There’s no pretensions. Big budget, tiny budget, everyone gets treated the same and that’s a rare thing.

    Remember, it’s free to submit as well (which is uncommon) and all proceeds go to charity!

    If you’re looking for a festival to kick you off on the circuit (as I was) then I would highly recommend.

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  11. SG
    December 8th, 2012 at 17:35 | #11

    Sadly I had the same experience as some of the previous posters – one of my films was selected in 2009, but I was not notified and only found out by accident which I think is really bad practice and unprofessional. The website was kind of a mess back then, however things seem to have improved as the website now has much more information and is up-to-date, so I’m certainly willing to submit for 2013 and give them a second chance.

  12. June 15th, 2011 at 07:44 | #12

    I’m really sorry to hear.
    I will hold my hands up and admit in past years we have been all over the place with getting back to people and even down to scheduling the festival. I would point out that up until this year we have not charged entry to any screenings and this year all the money from tickets is going to charity (NSPCC and Conforti Institute.). We’ve sorted our act out and have contacted all film makers that submitted this year with either rejection or acceptance. We are currently in the process of helping these film makers arrange where they can get accomodation and how many FREE tickets they will need. I never received your email and can only whole heartedly apologise for the error and hope you get in touch with the festival so we can explain a bit more about us that would maybe change your mind.

  13. Andreas Goldfuss
    June 10th, 2011 at 21:30 | #13

    I actually have a film playing in this year’s 2011 DFFF and I was thinking about coming to Scotland all the way from Canada, they did notify me in advance that my short film will be playing so I guess things have improved somewhat, some things I have found out about the festival leaves me shaking my head. The venue for this year’s screenings seem to be taking place not at an actual movie theatre but at some kind of conference centre in a room that seats only about a hundred people so it does make me wonder if this festival is a big deal in the town of Coatbridge and the rest of North Lanarkshire council. Can anyone who has ever been to this festival give me some info about it: Is it well attended? Is it well advertised? Is it a big event in Coatbridge and the surrounding area? Do filmmakers from out of town or from other places in the world come to this festival?

  14. sf
    April 14th, 2010 at 08:46 | #14

    Amazing, films were top notch

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  15. festguru
    November 22nd, 2009 at 15:40 | #15

    I remember how strange it was when one of our family members literally stumbled on the discovery that 3 of our films had played in Scotland at the Deep Fried Film Festival. Which was enough to piss me off personally, because I’ve been trying to visit Scotland for a couple of years now. This would have been the perfect “excuse.”

    Problem was of course, that the festival neglected to inform us we were even selected! This very festival became one of the hottest topics at a couple Q and A sessions another fest, where Paul Osborne’s Official Rejection had just ruffled the feathers and opened up the can of bad, festival-story worms. I remember feeling like we were just happy someone was playing our movie in the UK. So what they neglected to inform us? Nonsense.

    This really offended us, based on the fact that the fest probably charged something for the screenings. Then, they are screening our SCREENER for god’s sakes. I mean, c’mon. Can’t you give me a chance to ship over a projectable version to you, either on a different format or the same one? What about the opportunity for the filmmaker to reach out to some people in the UK who may have seen the film and liked it? Can a brother get a list of guests’ emails, or have them join our Facebook fan page? Something?

    Yeah at first you may think its cool to be selected, but when you are stripped of the opportunity to a) know about it, b) talk to someone about how your film will be screened and what technical settings may or may not work best, and c) to consider, and plan your trip, then you feel kinda jipped.

    I emailed the festival and see if they would get back to me. And see if they could provide me a reason, or a thank you, or list of names, or the number in attendance, or something.

    They never did.

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