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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)

Winners from each season, in our top seven categories, 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.

​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.

WINNER: $1000
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


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
  • Carl Copeland

    Thanks for having The Bookshop, hope to be back soon.

    January 2023
  • Hi! We are Anna Maria from Ukraine.
    We had a great experience at London International Web&Shorts Film Festival. And especially we are happy that our Music Video "Light Up" was selected in category Best Music Video.
    The organizers are wonderful, the audience is great, the venue, the hospitality, everything!
    We can't wait to bring more of our works there in the future!!
    Thank you for supporting Ukrainian people in such a difficult time.
    Thank you for helping the LIGHT to win!

    January 2023
  • Wonderful festival! I'm excited for my film to be an Official Selection this year.

    October 2022
  • Daniele De Muro

    Honoured to have my short film"Horizon" at this beautiful Festival. I hope to submit a new project next year.

    July 2022
    Response from festival:

    A beautifully executed piece with wonderful cinematography. Congratulations on the Best Sci-fi/Horror win!

  • Sam Briggs

    We viewed ourselves as really lucky to walk away with an award win but were just as grateful for the opportunity for our Producer to take part in a really interesting and well run Producer's Roundtable interview. It was a great chance to talk about our film in more depth, get the ball rolling with a bit of publicity, and was such a pleasant surprise to see a quarterly festival really going above and beyond to provide interesting opportunities for both filmmakers and audiences. Thanks again Saul!

    July 2022
    Response from festival:

    Discontent was a fantastically unique piece to have at the festival. Incredibly well written and perfectly cast, we absolutely loved it!