Little Wing grew out of passion, persistence, and frustration at the difficulty of finding paid work for young professionals in creative industries. We're about providing first-time film makers with the tools and opportunities they need to foster career growth, from entertainment and education, to networking and support.

We want to create a platform where young creatives can be compensated for their work in a way that facilitates their next project, and where talent isn't disadvantaged because it's fresh and where opportunities to create what you love are achievable without compromise. 

In September, we are launching our very first film festival in North London, open to submissions from anywhere and everywhere. We want to provide a platform for the newest generations of storytelling and creative expression and, as such, this film festival is open exclusively to submissions from students, recent graduates, and first-time film makers.

Our aim is to be able to compensate your work in more ways than "exposure".
Film guidelines are broad and submission costs are very cheap. We want this festival to be accessible and, for most of us, we understand that first projects aren't usually backed by big budgets. Whether your films be shorts or features, from animations to documentaries; every story that is weird and wonderful, and uniquely you, we want to see.
We want the festival itself to be a rewarding experience , not only for film makers who have submitted, but for those who are attending as well. If you're in North London, the weekend itself will consist of networking opportunities and a filmmaking workshop.

For more information visit and discover how you can help Little Wing build momentum and be a movement for young creatives to be compensated fairly.

Awards & Prizes

We strive to compensate winners in whatever way we can. Whether it be finances, software, or tech gear; whatever we can source that helps you on to your next project. 

ALL entries will receive a 3 month membership to iPITCH.TV, the online pitching platform. Other prizes include free music for your projects from Epidemic Sound, cinematography filters from Lee Filters, and more!
This list of prizes is being updated regularly. See our website for the latest additions.

Chosen films will also have allocations of free tickets that can be used throughout the festival so you can see the quality of work that is being produced by your peers and meet like-minded talent.

Rules & Terms

Little Wing Film Festival is exclusively for first-time film-makers, current students, and graduates within 2 years of their graduation date. Please note that film submissions will be checked for eligibility and films in breach of this will be disqualified from festival consideration and submission fees will not be reimbursed.

All filmmakers must have the necessary rights to their work. Little Wing Film Festival holds no responsibility for self-incrimination or the consequences against submitting illegal content.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. They accept that the submission may be used for promotional purposes as seen fit by Little Wing Film Festival management.

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    Hannah Rogers

    What Mariah and the team have managed to achieve with their very first film festival is truly impressive. With enviable prizes for those who submitted and were selected, a moving, funny and original selection of new films, and lots of opportunities to network at a really nice venue, this film festival stands out for its real passion for helping new filmmakers to go on and create more work. Little Wing puts its money where its mouth is, and I hope more established festivals will be inspired by this ethos!

    September 2017