If you wish to submit multiple projects, please email us for waiver codes and discounts!

Join our global network of Filmmakers, Actors, Directors, Producers, Writers, Photographers and everyone in between now! Be part of a huge and growing community. All filmmakers will be given the opportunity to grow their work and have their films seen by many more!

London City Film Awards aims to gather emerging talent not only from the UK but also from around the world as well. We have started this international film event to allow up and coming producers, directors, writers, and everyone in between to showcase their productions. The art scene and film scene in London and around the world can be very daunting and seemingly impossible to get into and get involved with.

London City Film Awards is the perfect new platform for budding filmmakers of all backgrounds. We are a film event made for artists by artists to exchange and celebrate the new work that is being made all around the world.

London City Film Awards aims to gather emerging talent not only from the United Kingdom but from around the world in one setting where we can enjoy the works of talented individuals. We welcome submissions from a range of genres including short films, documentaries, features, animations and screenplays.

All programmes with the final selection will be available one month prior to the festival!

If your film has been selected for screening, you will be contacted a month in advance!

Award winners will be announced at our festival!
All laurels will be available to download on our website.
You can apply for as many categories as you want!

Winners will receive Trophy Awards and Award Certificates at our Award Ceremony in London.

Select films may be provided with the opportunity to work with our partnering production companies.

Please email us if you need any information regarding anything else, which we have not mentioned!
$15 for:
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
& Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, when you submit to one other category!
$15 for:
Best Director, Best Student Director, Best Producer, and Best Editing when you submit to one other category!


We are excited to announce our bigger and better screenplay competition which we will hold alongside our film festival in 2018!

To submit your Screenplays/Script make sure you have read the following.
1. The Screenplay/Script is a completed first draft.
2. The Screenplay/Script is between 80-120 pages (No longer/shorter).
3. The Screenplay/Script is written in English.
4. The Screenplay/Script is and must be the writers/authors original work, we do not accept adaptations.
5. The Screenplay/Script is written on or after 2014.
6. The Screenplay/Script can be in any genre.
7. Work must be produced by an individual. We encourage works also from Writers and Directors.
8. We accept from all corners of the world!
9. All Writers/Authors must be 18 years and over.

All the final selections will be invited to London and have the chance to read 5 minutes of their Script to the audience.

A whole evening will be dedicated to the writers. Winners will be awarded Trophies, Certificates.

You will also have the chance to network and promote your works with filmmakers, giving you the chance to grow your work.

Before you submit to our festival, check out our website and social media pages. You will be able to see all the previous projects and films that we have showcased at our festivals.


2 films will be awarded The Golden Bear Award for Exceptional work chosen by our 5 judges.

LCFA Jury Awards

The Golden Bear Award for Most Influential Film.
The Golden Bear Award for Most Culturally Diverse Cast.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Animated Short
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Documentary
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Music Score and much more!

Six new categories for 2018 Film Awards!

Best Feminist Film
Best LGBT Film
Best Action Film
Best Comedy Film
Best Sci-fi Film
Best Soundtrack

2018 Awards include:

Best Feature Film, Best Short Film and Best Documentary (Feature, Short & Foreign)

Films that have been chosen to be screened will be notified two months prior to the festival.

Winners will receive the notable The London City Film Awards Trophy which will be engraved with your details.

Our new Golden Bear Award will be handed to the most exceptional film.

1. Films eligible for Official Selection will be notified before the notification date and are all eligible for nomination of their submitted categories.

2. Winners will receive Winner Laurels, Award Certificates, Trophies and Cash Prize.

3. All foreign submissions must be subtitled in English.

4. We only accept Online screeners, and posters are mandatory and must be uploaded to FilmFreeway’s site. Digital file only.

5. All films must have been made in or after 2011.

6. By submitting, the filmmaker allows to advertise for them without infringing copyright of any kind of form and list them on social media platforms as well as our website (we will not publish your film if you don't want us to!)

7. The entry fee is not refundable.

8. Rules and terms and conditions are subject to change at the discretion of the London City Film Awards.

9. All students must provide proof of student status within a week of submitting their film. If we do not receive this films will be disqualified.

10. For programming consideration, London City Film Awards only accepts online screeners (FilmFreeway or Vimeo via FilmFreeway). WE DO NOT ACCEPT DVD SUBMISSIONS.

11. After submitting, please check your FilmFreeway account to make sure that your submission meets our requirements and is 'In Consideration'. It is your responsibility to make sure all requirements are met and necessary information is given.

12. London City Film Awards reserves the right to use images from films selected in Festival marketing purposes.

By agreeing to these terms, you warrant that you have read, understood, and agreed to the regulations of the London City Film Awards and that the information that you have supplied is correct.

Overall Rating
  • I was unable to attend the Awards Ceremony due to other commitments. I hope to have the opportunity to do so in the near future. It is a great honour to have my work selected. If I was to offer any positive note of advice is that communication could be better. I wish the festival well, the photos look amazing and I will certainly submit my work again.

    November 2018
  • We really enjoyed the festival, great atmosphere, lovely people.

    November 2018
  • Andoni Monforte

    Powerful film festival with lovely and well organized staff looking forward to help and give voice to real independent docs & movies.

    November 2018
  • Amazing festival and great day!

    November 2018
  • Asim Altokhais

    The event was warm and cozy, the people responsible for the event are kind and helpful. Great opportunity for young filmmakers to connect and see different films from a different part of the world.

    November 2018