***Q2 2022 ENTRIES NOW OPEN***

London Web Fest is in its second year and quickly becoming one of the biggest festivals for international short-form content, with multiple entrants going on to secure TV series deals and worldwide distribution.

Quarterly Festival with extra Annual Awards: Each season your submissions are privately screened by leading professionals running the gamut of the filmmaking industry. We also hold an annual live awards show recognising the best filmmakers from the past year.

Past judges include:

Asitha Ameresekere - BAFTA-winning director
Joan Gratz - Oscar-Winning Animator (Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase)
Morag McKinnon - Multi BAFTA-winning director (I am Breathing, Donkeys)
Dean Batali - Writer/Executive Producer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, That 70s Show)
Shona Auerbach- BAFTA-nominated director (Dear Frankie, Pathe)
Nick Coupe - Award-winning TV/Film & Audio producer (BBC3, Hattrick, Comedy Central, SkyArts, Channel 4)

All winners from each season will be put forward for our LIVE ANNUAL AWARDS. As well as receiving one of our custom trophies all annual winners will be in the running for our CASH PRIZES.
ANNUAL WINNER: $1000
RUNNER UP: $500

​We strive to create the best platform for your work, so we also host a quarterly Q&A. Selected filmmakers from our Official Selections are invited to take part in our roundtables to discuss their work with other industry professionals. The panels are always full of insights into the short filmmaking process, and they provide an opportunity for artists to network and share ideas.

We've partnered with the Cusco WebFest and the International Academy of Web TV Awards to bring our filmmaking community even closer.

Submitters to the London Web Fest receive discounts to both partnering festivals as well as added benefits to winning filmmakers.

London Web Fest is an IMDb Qualifying Festival.

Awards & Prizes

'Official Selections' will receive:
London Web Fest Laurel

All Quarterly winners will receive:
IMDb Award Credit
Winners Laurel
Promotion across our Social Media & Website.

All Annual winners will receive:
IMDb Award Credit
Winners Laurel
Promotion across our Social Media & Website.

TOP PRIZE WINNERS:
WINNER: $1000
RUNNER UP: $500
Promotion across our Social Media & Website.

• Best Web Series/TV Pilot
• Best Short Film
• Best Documentary
• Best Horror/Sci-fi Short
• Best LGBTQ+ Short/Series
• The Weird and Wonderful
• Best Directing
• Best Female Actor
• Best Male Actor
• Best Ensemble Performance
• Best Cinematography
• Best Editing
• Best Sound Design
• Best Production
• Best Music/Dance Video
• Best Animation
• Best Student Film/Series

PLEASE READ BEFORE SUBMITTING

Terms and Conditions:
By submitting your Web-series and Shorts:
• You agree that we can use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster/stills) for promotional purpose.
• We accept films produced at any time.
• All foreign-language films must be submitted with English subtitles
• The film must be completed by the time of submission.
• Entry fees are non-refundable.
• Creators are welcome to submit as many web series/shorts/music videos/scripts as they want, but each one requires one submission fee.

Regulations and Procedures
1. LWF Live Screening will take place in London, UK in January 2023.
2. Submission Eligibility: All series and shorts must not exceed 20 mins in length. If an entry exceeds this then LWF will watch up until the 20 min mark.
3. Submission Fee: The submission fee is non-refundable.
4. Screenings are scheduled during the festival under the criterion of London Web Fest. Whilst every effort will be made to fulfil the published schedule, we reserve the right to make changes at any time for any reason and we'll not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling.
5. Filmmakers are welcome to submit as many entries as they wish.
6. The festival is sovereign in its decisions regarding the distribution of prizes, trophies and laurels and is free to modify them if necessary, for reasons of "force majeure", keeping that resolution always as a last resort, to be used only if all the alternatives are exhausted.
7. All submitters declare themselves as responsible for the rights of all contents of their episodes in the act of submission. For example, soundtrack, logo and images. In case of the true rights holder inquires about the unauthorised use of his creation, the festival will not be responsible for it.
8. The creator is also responsible for the well functioning of the episode links sent to curators during the entire submission period, from the submission date until the official selection.
9. Payment of the submission fee and filling out the submission form does not mean that your web series will be automatically nominated for an award or that you'll be eligible for the pitching sessions. The festival will preselect the series for the awards nominations and preselect projects to participate in the pitching sessions.
10. By submitting to LWF, you hereby agree to the use your image and small excerpts of your work to promote the festival in trailers, teasers and live coverage of the festival on live streaming and social media such as Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and regular television.
11. Live Screening episodes/shorts must be submitted as an mp4 or .mov files in at least 1080p, h264, PAL.
12. Understand that there are no fees due to you for screening the film at the Festival or for any other matters arising from the submission of the film to the Festival and accept that the organizers of the Festival are therefore under no obligation to pay you any sums.
13. Have signed release forms in relation to copyright and all other rights now known from all the cast, crew and any freelance contributors who were involved in the making of the film.
14. London Web Fest would like to keep you updated on our festival. To opt-out of our newsletter, please email info@londonwebfest.co.uk
16. Have read, understood and agree to be fully bound by the Rules and Regulations of the Festival.

Overall Rating
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Networking
  • Anthony Anderson

    Amazing festival and opportunity to be a part of.

    June 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Fantastic performance! Thank you for being a part of the festival and taking part in our filmmaker roundtable.

  • Victoria Morgan

    We didn't have the pleasure of attending in person, but from the other side of the world, we really enjoyed being a part of the London International Web & Shorts Film Festival - thank you from the team at BEHIND THE SEAMS

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for bringing the series to the festival, great work!

  • Really happy with this festival. Thanks so much for including us!

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Incredibly funny performance, thank you for bringing the character of Daisy to the festival.

  • Junfeng Li

    I am very happy that my short film can be included in the film festival, and I sincerely wish that it will become better and better

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Such a wonderfully original student piece. Thank you for bringing it to the London Web Fest!

  • Frisco Cosme

    Thank you for the experience!

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Great track and a fantastic music video exploring heartache and turmoil.