The LIDF is London’s oldest and largest documentary festival and offers an unprecedented all year-round snapshot of the contemporary world. The festival adopts a questioning, critical attitude to the cultural, social and political issues of the day, engaging with filmmakers, their subjects, and our audience to create a highly distinct environment for cultural interaction.

Alongside established names like Martin Scorsese and Steve Soderbergh, the festival presents the best emerging talent from around the globe in a highly distinctive environment for cultural interaction. A truly public sphere for debate, analysis, and entertainment.

The LIDF is a BAFTA qualifying festival category A.

Best Film
Best Short Film