London ArtHouse Film Festival is a festival that has a core value to encourage new and emerging film producers and directors from around the world to tell stories and produce independent film that reflect their view and vision. Encourage filmmakers to explore new ways of storytelling that can influence their surrounding or expose it to the world.

In 2020 edition we calling for short films on global Pandemic subjects, inspired by stories related to the global pandemic Covid-19 for a special award.

Award categories of LAHFF:
The London ArtHouse Film Festival gives awards in the following categories:
Best Feature Film
Best Feature Documentary
Best Narrative Short Film - GLOBAL PANDEMIC
Best Narrative Short Film
Best Documentary Short Film - GLOBAL PANDEMIC
Best Documentary Short Film
Best TV or digital programme on awareness of Global Pandemic
Best Animation Short
Best Music Video
LAHFF Jury Award

Rules & Terms

LAHFF is committed to the independent filmmakers from around the world. We give special attention to the screening of films by emerging filmmakers, films shot with low, micro or no budget and quality films that - for whatever reason - are unlikely to receive distribution through other channels but as concept, style or message could stand out and reach the audience worldwide.
Based in heart of London ; the most cosmopolitan capital of the world, We want to represent the independent filmmaking face of the world and give opportunity to worldwide film makers to screen their films in most prestige screen spaces and audience from over 100 nations. Every mid-October on the Regent’s Street or Soho of London, LAHFF is a diverse film festival dedicated to independent filmmaking.
LAHFF 2020 competition added category awards to Global Pandemic related stories:
• Pandemic Focus 2020
• ArtHouse independent films
• Social influence
• Animations

We are the only leading festival in Europe which brings all the best of world independent films together for screening in one festival called LAHFF - London ArtHouse Film Festival.
*** LAHFF is organised and run by LFN "London Film Network Ltd."
Awards & Prizes
Award categories of LAHFF:
The London ArtHouse Film Festival gives awards in the following categories:
Best Feature Film
Best Feature Documentary
Best Narrative Short Film - GLOBAL PANDEMIC
Best Narrative Short Film
Best Documentary Short Film - GLOBAL PANDEMIC
Best Documentary Short Film
Best TV or digital programme on awareness of Global Pandemic
Best Animation Short
Best Music Video
LAHFF Jury Award

Rules & Terms
Terms and Conditions for Submitting and Screening at the London ArtHouse Film Festival.
1. The Board of Directors invites and selects the films which will be presented in the competition and for screening. Each film invited to be part of the official selection by the Board of Directors will receive a Certificate of Participation.
2. Only films that meet the following criteria may be chosen for invitation to the official selection:
i) Films that have been produced during the twenty-four months preceding the Festival;
ii) If participating in the “Short Film” category, films should not exceed 40 minutes in length, including credits and can be screened Online.
3. Throughout the duration of the Festival, none of the films invited may be shown outside the Festival’s official theatres before its official screening.
4. Once a film has been selected it cannot be withdrawn from the Festival program during the event.
5. All non-English speaking films must be presented in their original version with English subtitles. All subtitling expenses are to be met by the film’s producer.
6. LAHFF 2020 all selected films will be securely screened online prior agreement with producers.
7. The Board of Directors selects all members of the jury for competition and screening. Each jury member will vote by a secret ballot. No person having taken part in the production or promotion of a film in competition may be on the jury.
8. The jury is to award multiple awards if they see and feel to give recognitions for the quality of achievement they choose.
9. All films to be submitted for the official selection must be entered before 31st October 2020.
An entry form must be completed for all submissions via our website
prior to this date.
10. All films submitted Online secure screener file ( MPEG4, MOV, AVI ) must reach the Film Festival administrator by before 10th November 2020. If the online secure screener file is not received by this deadline it will not be submitted. This deadline is final.
11. The following will be accepted for the submission process:
– OnLine secure screener

Please send your film once and in one format only.

N.B. It is possible to present a rough cut or in working progress of the film.
When filling out the entry form, please state if it is the final version, a rough cut or in working progress.
12. Complete documentation for each submitted film is to be made available to the Film Festival when required.
13. Submission fees:
Submissions fees are as set in FilmFreeway in each deadline timeline.
14. London ArtHouse Film Festival is organized by London FIlm Network ltd and some prizes are supported by charities.
15. If your film is selected you will be notified by 5th November 2020.
16. On being selected you must supply to us your work online.
17. Any supporting marketing and PR material available for the films selected must be supplied by the 7th of November 2020.
18. The Film Festival office can provide you with further details if your film is selected.
19. Any expenses for the shipping (for both import and export), screening and translation of films and DVDs presented to the selection committee with a view to their possible selection, are to be met by the film’s producers or relevant body. All expenses for the transportation and insurance of prints are also the responsibility of their owner.
20. If your film is selected for screening at the festival, it is the requirement of the festival that you must attend the festival, at your own expenses if no sponsorship is giving by the festival (Some Sponsorships could be granted via LAHFF sponsors ), during 11th to 13nd October 2019, to promote and support your film, and collect any awards. The filmmaker is required to provide proof of attendance by means of providing travel documents or apply and pay for festival accreditation, prior to final screening selection.
21. The Film Festival office has the power to settle all cases not covered by the present rules and regulations.
22. Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of all the aforementioned regulations and respect of submission and screening conditions. Furthermore by completing the initial online submission form (you/ your company) agree to the Festival’s terms of the release as follows;
1) [You / The Company] hereby grant(s)the organizers of the Festival
Permission to screen the film online during the Festival, and the festival’s world tour, and other associated promotional events. For the avoidance of doubt the location and timing of any screenings of the film shall be the sole decision of the organizers of the Film Festival.
2) [You / The Company] [have / has] obtained signed release forms in relation to copyright and all other rights now known from all the cast, crew and any freelance contributors who were involved in the making of the film.
3) The film contains no material which is obscene, libelous or defamatory.
4) [You / The Company] [have / has] obtained the appropriate copyright clearances for all music used in the film (if required).
5) [You / The Company] will be solely responsible for all costs resulting from the submission of the film to the Festival including but not limited to postage or insurance of the film, transport costs of the film to and from the Festival and travel costs and expenses of your staff or any representatives of the film.
6) [You / The Company] will indemnify the organizers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.
7) [You / A director of the Company] [have / has] read, understood and agree[s] to be fully bound by the Rules and Regulations 2020 of the Festival.
8) [You / The Company] understand[s] and agree[s] that any failure to follow and adhere to the Rules and Regulations 2020 of the Festival will result in the disqualification of the film.
9) [You / The Company] hereby give[s] the organizers of the Festival a non exclusive licence to use [your/ its] name, [photograph / logo], and likeness in connection with any and all publicity and promotional activities relating to the Festival, and its promotional activities and events.
10) [You / The Company] understand[s] that the Festival is not obliged to return the copy of the film that [you / the company] submitted to the Festival and confirm that [you / the company] [have / has] retained at least one other copy of the film.
11) [You / The Company] understand[s] that the organizers of the Festival accept no liability for the loss or non-receipt of the film.
12) [You / The Company] understand[s] that there are no fees [due to you / it] for screening the film at the Festival or for any other matters arising from the submission of the film to the Festival and accept that the organizers of the Festival are therefore under no obligation to pay you any sums
13) [You / The Company] agree[s] to be bound by the decision of the judges of the Festival whose decision will be final. [You / The Company] further understand[s] and agree[s] that the judges are not obliged to give any feedback to you regarding the film.
14) [You / The Company} confirm[s] and warrant [s]that [you are/it is] the author of the film and the sole and exclusive owner of all rights now known in the Film and [have /has] full and exclusive rights to submit the film to the Festival. [You / The Company] further warrant [s] that the film is not under option, nor has it been purchased by any third party. [You / the Company] also warrant[s] that there is no current dispute as to the ownership of the film and that no rights or permissions are required from any third parties before the film can be screened at the Festival.
15) [You / The Company] agree[s] that any legal dispute between [you / the company] and the organizers of the Festival will be heard in the English courts according to the law of England and Wales

Overall Rating
  • Atticus Hohman

    Thank you once again for giving filmmakers from around the world the opportunity to have work shown!

    February 2021
  • Piper Major

    very excited to be a part of this festival.

    February 2021
  • An okay festival, however the communications lacked specificity.

    January 2021
  • Our film "Death Offers Life - last moments of Vincent Van Gogh" got official selection which is a great encouragement for us.

    January 2021
  • Very good Festival. Professional members and excellent communication. Thank you LAHFF!

    January 2021