***** One of UK's Fastest Growing Independent Film Festivals

We are an IMDB Award-Qualifying Film Festival

"Powerful film festival with lovely and well organised staff looking forward to help and give voice to real independent docs & movies." - Andoni Monforte - Multi-Award Winning Filmmaker

Check out our festival on the following links!


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.

If you wish to submit multiple projects, please email us for discount codes.

The winners will be announced at the event, on our website, and on social media.

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

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

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

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!

Please email us if you need any information regarding anything else, which we have not mentioned!

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.


When you submit to our festival you'll automatically be included in our newsletters and discount codes for future submissions.

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 and Trophies.

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 2020
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
  • London City Film Awards did a wonderful job screening films virtually this year! We are so honored to have been part of the London City Film Awards! Everyone we spoke to have been very kind and we look forward to submitting more films in the near future! Thank you so much everyone!

    January 2021
  • Terrence Turner

    We are truly honoured to receive the Best Feminist Film, Best Experimental Film and Best Actress in a Leading Role awards for our film 'Dishonour' at your amazing festival. Our film is a drama that addresses the difficult subject of female genital mutilation or FGM. The London City Film Awards awards are extremely important because they bring attention to the practice of FGM and will help bring it to an end. Thank you on behalf of millions of girls and women around the world!

    December 2020
  • Thank you very much for the perfectly organized process, also online. The communication with you was super friendly and pleasant. I can highly recommend you. Thank you also for letting us be part of your online screening. I wish you the very best, health, happiness and continued success!

    December 2020
  • Rally Ridberg

    A fantastic evening - an abundance of inspiring shorts and we're so chuffed to have won the award for Best Comedy...

    Get your film in!

    August 2019
  • Spencer Newcombe

    Many thanks to the organisers who responded so quickly and thoroughly to my request for feedback for my screenplay submission. Their comments were both helpful and encouraging.

    August 2019