"We aim to showcase the best in independent filmmaking talent"
Fast Anchor Film Festival (FAFF) was set up in early 2016 with the simple aim of celebrating independent filmmaking from across the UK and internationally.
At FAFF we aim to showcase the best in up-and-coming independent filmmaking talent. We seek to provide filmmakers with the chance to showcase their work to industry professionals working in film & TV, to a wider film-loving audience and in a venue that enhances the experience of watching a film - a cinema.
FAFF has three main awards:
'Best Short Film' award - this award is eligible to any filmmaker living in the UK or internationally.
'Best Manchester Short Film' award - this award is eligible to any filmmaker living in the city of Manchester, UK.
'Best Young Filmmaker' award - this award is eligible to any 18-21 y/o filmmaker.
All films must be under 15mins (including all titles and credits)
"It is our aim to support independent filmmakers financially"
We understand that filmmaking can be an expensive art form, therefore we try not to create another financial obstacle for filmmakers trying to get their work seen and recognised. We think our affordable entry fee is an example of this.
For each of our main awards we have attached a cash prize. We feel that this is another way we can support independent filmmaking and indeed support the filmmakers that create the films we screen. It is our hope that this would be used to either further help the films outreach or to aid future projects from the winning filmmakers.