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iA Awards &

Working Class

Short Film

Festival 2023

The IA Awards & Working Class Short Film Festival focuses on bringing actors and filmmakers together under one roof to celebrate each other’s craft through screenings, networking and awards presentations, coupled with complimentary food, drink and live music.

This will be an opportunity for creatives to review each others work and make connections for future collaborations.

Who knows, as a filmmaker you might find your new lead for your latest project? And as an actor you could land your biggest role yet.

6 films will be shortlisted and screened at the event to industry professionals with the winner being announced on the night. All other submissions will be played over the course of the event on monitors around the venue whilst guest's network.


Event Type

Film Festival

Years Running

First Year

Key Stats

Projects Selected 6 / Awards Presented 3

Awards & Prizes

Best Short Film will receive £250

Best Actor will receive 1 year

scholarship to Instinctual Acting

Best Actress will receive 1 year

scholarship to Instinctual Acting

Rules & Terms

The IA Awards & Working Class Short Film Festival welcomes any film in any genre, under 15 minutes in length.

Only digital submissions will be accepted: please upload films via FilmFreeway.

If submitters are unable to upload a screener, IAWC will accept a private Vimeo link, emailed along with the submission tracking number, to instinctualactingevents@gmail.com

Accepted filmmakers attending the festival are responsible for their own expenses.

Filmmakers certify that they have full rights to use all music in their films. All photos submitted may be used for any festivals promotions. Non-English films must have English subtitles, or be dubbed in English.


Coordinator & Host

Liam Smith


Rich Mix

35-47 Bethnal Green Road

London, E1 6LA  

England, United Kingdom


March 1, 2023

Opening Date

November 16, 2023

Regular Deadline

December 1, 2023

Notification Date

December 16, 2023

Event Date


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