Phoenix  Rising International Film Festival is a new festival founded by Victor De Almeida and Ewa Habdas to be located in the burgeoning town of Luton, in the United Kingdom. The festival was created by filmmakers, for filmmakers out of the love of filmmaking. 


Our goal is to create a global community for independent filmmakers to showcase their films and further develop partnerships within the industry.  

Once a year, we aim to put together a three-day film extravaganza with an awards ceremony at the end to celebrate that years best films. 


Our first annual event will take place between the 13-15 May, 2022 at the Hat Factory Arts Centre in the heart of Luton.