Call For Submissions 2020 – now open

Sensoria 2020 features sonic celebration plus food, fashion and sustainable futures

“How Sensoria can continue to curate this level of excellence is nothing short of astonishing.”

Sensoria, the UK’s festival of film, music and digital will take place in Sheffield from 2 – 10 October 2020.  In 2019 Sensoria presented an innovative, exciting and edgy music and film festival featuring future gazing artists, cult films with live soundtracks, exhibitions and on-stage collaborations – next year we will expand into food, fashion and more.

There are two cross cutting themes for 2020: SOUND OF THE CROWD and SUSTAIN.

2020 is the International Year of Sound, a global initiative to highlight the importance of sound and related sciences and technologies. With the theme Sound Of The Crowd, Sensoria will celebrate sound design in film, ‘sonic seasoning’ – and the human voice.

With Sustain we will be looking at food, music, fashion and sustainability for creators, promoters and audiences alike.

The festival is currently open to submissions, entries and ideas from musicians, filmmakers, sound designers, potential partners, co-promoters – in fact anyone who wants to make a suggestion.

Deadline for all submissions is 5pm 21 February 2020 but early submissions / contact very welcome.

  • Call For Submissions details

    We’re looking to present music documentary, music related biopics, fiction features or short films with an innovative soundtrack or score and truly exceptional music video. Films should have been completed after 2018.
    Please email Vimeo links  with synopsis.

    Sensoria is looking for original new bands, especially (but not exclusively) those whose performance includes an innovative, exciting use of visuals.
    Please email Soundcloud/Bandcamp links/Dropbox links or MP3’s

    * Deadline for all submissions is 5pm 21 February 2020

    There is no submissions fee as we want to keep the festival as accessible as possible.
    (However filmmakers please only submit films that are genuinely music-related)

Email with the subject SENSORIA 2020 SUBMISSIONS. We will not consider a submission without this subject line.

Filmmakers please provide
– name, address, tel. no
– please state what format your film is available on
– where else it has screened/whether it would be a UK premiere.

– please provide a tech spec.

  • Please send links rather than large attachments

We will endeavour to contact everyone who has submitted, but if you havent heard from us by 14 August please assume we haven’t been able to select you.

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