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

Each season your submissions are privately screened by leading professionals running the gamut of the filmmaking industry.

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.

​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.

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 on 22nd January 2022.
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
  • Xanthie Marcelle

    What an honour being selected for London International Web and Short Film Festival! One of our first selections that had us becoming a Semi-Finalist, we were so proud to have Smile: The Series recognised.

    December 2021
    Response from festival:

    Beautifully shot and truly creepy, thank you for bringing Smile to the festival!

  • Gabriel Henrique Gonzalez

    Very worthwhile exposure and networking for filmmakers. Also just a pleasant experience thanks to the organisers and programmers throughout. Would highly recommend!

    November 2021
    Response from festival:

    Great series about snapshots of peoples lives. Thank you for bringing 'All Of Them' to the festival and being a part of our writer/producer roundtable.

  • Great festival, brilliant communication from the directors and always a fab range of work on show and interesting Q&As to be part of.

    November 2021
  • annika Maria Udo

    I am honored my animation film BomPaPa has been selected. Very nice experience.

    September 2021
    Response from festival:

    Wonderful piece and we were thrilled to have you part of the festival.

  • eylül berivan kızılırmak

    it was very nice to be a part of it. also, communication is very easy!

    September 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for bringing 'Saturday Night' to the festival. It was a beautifully told story well executed. We hope to see you back with your future work.