As one of the world's leading international film and screenplay competitions, the London Film Awards celebrates and awards the work of independent film's best and brightest contemporary filmmakers and screenwriters spanning the globe. The London Film Awards is a distinguished international platform for both fresh and masterful talent to have their extraordinary work recognized and honored before the media and their industry peers.

The London Film Awards places a high degree of emphasis on exclusivity, recognizing and awarding only the most finely produced films and screenplays with honors. The highest regarded entry in each official competition category, as determined by our official panel of judges, will receive the coveted Gold Lion Award, the competition's top prize and most esteemed honor.

For productions that also display exceptional quality and merit and are worthy of special recognition, Special Jury Awards and the Silver Lion Award are also presented to worthy productions at the discretion of the Official Jury.

Honoring films and screenplays from over 70 countries around the world, the London Film Awards features over 20 distinct competition categories including Feature Films, Short Films, Documentaries, Student Films, Animation, Television Advertisements, Music Videos, and a screenwriting competition. To preserve the prestige and exclusivity of the awards, only a maximum of one project per competition category is honored with the prestigious Gold Lion Award.


Each year the London Film Awards recognizes and awards the work of independent film's best and brightest contemporary filmmakers and screenwriters spanning the globe.

The London Film Awards places an emphasis on exclusivity and recognizes and awards only the most finely produced films and screenplays with honors. The Grand Prize Winners of each official competition category, as determined by our Official Jury, each receive the coveted Gold Lion Award as commemoration of their exemplary achievements. Additionally, the London Film Awards offers various Special Achievement Awards for standout productions.

Honoring films and screenplays from over 70 countries around the world, the London Film Awards features over 20 distinct competition categories including Feature Films, Short Films, Documentaries, Student Films, Animation, Television Advertisements, Music Videos, a screenwriting competition and more. The Official Jury will select one exclusive Grand Prize Winner for each official competition category, the awards’ highest and most esteemed honor. To preserve the prestige and exclusivity of the awards, only a maximum of one project per competition category is honored with the pretigious Gold Lion Award.

For productions that also display exceptional quality and merit and are worthy of special recognition, Special Jury Awards and the Silver Lion Award are also presented to worthy productions at the discretion of the Official Jury.

Gold Lion Awards Film Competition:
Grand Jury Prize
Special Jury Prize
Feature Film Competition
Short Film Competition
Animated Film Competition
Documentary Feature Competition
Documentary Short Competition
Produced Screenplay
Experimental Film Competition
British Film
Best Director
Gold Lion for Cinematic Vision
Web Video Competition
Student Film Competition
First-Time Director
Music Video Competition
Television Commercial Competition
Television Pilot Competition

Gold Lion Awards Screenplay Competition:
Feature Screenplay Competition
Short Screenplay Competition
Stage Play Competition
First-Time Screenwriter
Television Pilot (Spec or Existing Series)

Gold Lion Awards Acting & Performance:
Actor
Actress
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress

For productions that also display exceptional quality and merit and are worthy of special recognition, Special Jury Awards and the Silver Lion Award are also presented to worthy productions at the discretion of the Official Jury.

Please read the following Rules and Regulations carefully. If you have a question that is not answered here, please email us at info[at]londonfilmawards.com

Film Competition Rules & Regulations:
- DVDs are not accepted. All entries should be submitted electronically via FilmFreeway.
- Please do not send press kits or photos. If your film is selected we will contact you to request press materials.
- Submission copies will not be returned.
- The entry fee is nonrefundable.
- More than one entry may be submitted. Each entry must have a separate submission and fee.
- Films produced in languages other than English should have legible English subtitles.
- Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances, permits necessary to present their work.
- The selection committees’ and juries’ decisions are final.
- London Film Awards reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.
- Awards are presented to only those projects the Jury deems worthy of recognition. Jury members reserve the right not to grant an award.
- Entry in the competition is void where prohibited by law.
- By submitting your project to the London Film Awards you represent that you have read, understand and agree to all competition rules and regulations.

Screenplay Competition Rules & Regulations:
- Screenplays/Teleplays must be the original work of the applicants.
- If a submission involves two or more writers as applicants, the award will be divided equally among them.
- Applicants may submit more than one screenplay/teleplay in any chosen category. Each entry requires an application, payment and script.
- Once an entry payment has been processed we cannot provide a refund.
- Awards are based on overall merit of the entries. Judges reserve the right not to grant an award.
- We strongly suggest that applicants register or copyright their screenplays/teleplays with the Writers Guild of America.
- Applicants retain all rights to their entries.
- No revisions or missing pages will be accepted once an entry has been received.

Format Rules:
- Screenplays/Teleplays should be formatted according to current industry standards.
- To follow standard guidelines for format, consult any popular screenwriting or teleplay writing text for assistance.
- Font size should be 12 point and in Courier type.

Online Submissions:
- Scripts must be in PDF format under 10MB.
Returns and Acknowledgements:
- Screenplays/Teleplays will not be returned under any circumstances.

Overall Rating
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Hospitality
Networking
  • Leticia Caceres

    Lovely to deal with, Swift
    With responses. Evidently cared about the films submitted.

    March 2018
  • Edie Meyers

    We were very honored and excited to have received "Best Television Pilot" in the 2017 competition! The London Film Awards is the best! I encourage all aspiring film makers to participate in this competition! Edie Meyers - Creator and Producer

    January 2018
  • Steve Neale Evans

    Great competition in all regards

    January 2018
  • Nick Myall

    This was really professionally run and the award categories were extensive. I was honoured to receive two awards 'Best Television Commercial 2017' and an Official Finalist for 'Best Television Pilot'. Thanks LFA great job!

    December 2017
  • Frederic Eger

    The LFA organizers do no communicate thoroughly via email or otherwise. I did not have a chance to evaluate the hospitality and networking aspects to the Awards as the organizers never communicated with me directly and I did not attend in person.

    December 2017