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 2021 screenings are on line this year from 18 to 25 April. See our exciting programme at under the programme tag. The 2022 festivals will be in April 2022 - hopefully back being a live event.

Categories are Best Short Film, Best Documentary, Best Animation and Best Music Video. There is also a 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 30 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 30 minutes by emailing

Overall Rating
  • 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
  • Huge thanks to London International Student Film Festival, it was great experience, very inspiring, warm and friendly atmosphere. The selection of works was just stunning, I enjoyed every second - which you don't expect from student films, but here we go! I am really honoured to be a part of it. Thanks for selecting my film, and for the prize! :-)

    April 2019