For an ethical choice in filmmaking and film presenting - we care about the films that we present and make for our community and the people we work with. We are one hundred percent committed to fairness and equality in every project in our festival and the people that we collaborate with. Our festival is your festival!
For full details of the festival rules and how to submit your film(s) please click on the link below called SWIFF Submission pack.
We screen films in five categories:
Fiction, documentary, animation, experimental/photographic/still moving-image and Under 18.
The films must have been made during the last four years.
Please note that the SWIFF entry fee of £10 is non-refundable. It is for admin purposes only and does not guarantee that your film will be screened at the festival.If you decide to withdraw your film from the festival the £10 will not be refunded.
SWIFF is not in any form legally responsible for the material shown on screen or copyright issues which are entirely the responsibility of those submitting the film.SWIFF it is not legally or financially responsible for any participants and all costs and arrangements for attending the festival are the responsibility of those wishing to attend.
The winners of SWIFF 2016 were:
GOLDEN LEAF GRAND JURY PRIZE WINNER
Alex by Haroun Al Shaater
In the Distance by Florian Grolig
BEST UNDER 18 ANIMATION
Don’t Look Under the Bed by Radheya Jegatheva
BEST UNDER 18
Perspective by Amy Beedle
History is Not Linear by Bob Jones
BEST LONG DOCUMENTARY
Noma: Forgiving Apartheid by Sarah Townsend
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
A Passion of Gold and Fire by Sébastien Pins
Hotel Paraiso by Jon Lewis
How Far I Want To Go by David Hutchinson
The Moving Theatre by Ben Mallaby, Eugene Hughes & Pia Jones
Los Angeles 1991 by Zacarías and Macgregor
Talk To Me by Marta Prus
Funeral/Hileta by Kepa Sojo
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