The London International Student Film Festival screenings in London will provide exposure and publicity for new filmmakers.
There will also be professional networking and learning opportunities.
The winners will be announced during the festival.

The festival was started in 2016 and first screened at London Southbank University.
The 2023 screenings are in early April and we intend them to be in-person 'live' screenings. See our exciting programme at under the programme tag.

Categories are Best Short Film, Best Documentary, Best Animation and Best Music Video. There is also an Audience Choice Award.
The script competition winners will have their script offered to professional and student filmmakers for production should they not choose to make the film themselves.

All films must be under 25 minutes and the director must have been a student at the time of shooting. Special dispensation at a higher submission fee can be agreed for films longer than 25 minutes by emailing

Overall Rating
  • Thank you for selecting my film Stranger to participate, very friendly and organised film festival

    July 2022
  • awesome film festival
    great Communication

    May 2022
  • Fantastic experience with the London International Student Film Festival, and so grateful for our documentary The Sequel to receive an award for Best British Documentary. A really lovely aspect was the screening at Up-Close Cinema, so close to where the documentary was filmed itself. I strongly encourage students to apply :)

    April 2022
  • Here at Escape Studios in London we were delighted to have our short film "Flame" selected for the London International Student Film Festival. Although Covid-19 stopped the festival from going ahead, we were still pleased to be selected.

    April 2020
  • Dylan Friese-Greene

    Had a lovely evening with the LISFF, my first ever film festival, and really loved the Shoreditch venue. My documentary 'Siân' won Best Documentary which was a happy surprise, and it was well programmed with other quality work. Has a lot of potential

    May 2019