Welcome to LOVE STORY FILM FESTIVAL. LOVE in all its diversity fills our hearts with joy, hope and sometimes with despair. Love Stories inspires us with wonderful characters and moving plots. Your film can be a narrative drama, a documentary, a dance or music video, animation or an LGBTQ+ story.

The festival is organized by the successful New Renaissance Film Festival, ranked in London METRO’s list of TOP UK FILM FESTIVALS and in the top 100 best-reviewed film festivals on FilmFreeway. NRFF has screened world and UK premieres and films that went on to win an Oscar or secure theatrical release!

Our passion is to tell great stories. Our philosophy is to nurture extraordinary talent.


We focus on the ARTIST, on the STORY and on building an international COMMUNITY of inspiring storytellers.


This third edition of the festival will be held in London, a city known for its diversity and innovation in the creative arts, in February 2023.

Please read our festival terms and conditions before making your submission through FilmFreeway. Films that are selected for the festival will be notified at least 6 weeks prior to the event.

Numerous film Awards will be presented at a fun awards ceremony.

(1) Love Story Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilise an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
(2) The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorised to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
(3) All entries should be in English or with English subtitles.
(4) The judges reserve the right not to enter into any correspondence after the announcement of the winner.
(5) If an award winner or their representative is not in attendance at the awards ceremony, the festival will not ship out trophies or certificates after the event.
(6) The applicant shall indemnify and hold harmless Love Story Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
(7) We know all too well that most filmmakers have to work with a tight budget. Unfortunately however, WE CANNOT WAIVE THE SUBMISSION FEE.
(8) Due to covid we may have to replace the live screenings with an online festival. We will try to avoid this if possible. The festival will organise this to its best abilites, but the festival cannot be held accountable for any technical difficulties that may occur during or as a result of the online screening.

Overall Rating
  • Anika Mätzke

    Even as online edition it was a nice festival with a great compilation of very good films! Thankyou!

    February 2021
  • Lois Norman

    Totally thrilled that our gender fluid dance film SWIVEL, won Best Experimental Short 2020! Thank you! What an uplifting and supportive festival in a great new venue in the middle of London! Love Story hosted a great cross section of diverse stories of Love from around the world that reach in and allow all of us to be included! Thank You J and M x

    April 2020
  • Gregory Nice

    A really brilliant festival - great team, awesome films. Would highly recommend!

    February 2020
  • Peter Bozadjiev

    Extremely friendly and welcoming festival, supporting young artists in their debutes and full appreciation of their work. Easy and prompt communication and very good organisation.

    February 2020
  • Chris Craymer

    I had such a great experience at the Love Story Film Festival on so many levels. Jan and Massi are incredibly charming and welcoming. They are also film makers in their own right. They skillfully curated a festival of high quality films which incorporated different types of story telling so that many different genres were represented making the experience rich and thought provoking. It is a cinematic treasure trove!
    The festival is well organized and allowed me to interact with other film makers in an easy manner. It was an honor for my film Gifts Of The Heart to win the Romantic Short category. I actually met a producer afterwards who was interested in another project I am attempting the get funded and he now has my new script for review. All in all an amazing experience: I would highly recommend the festival!

    February 2020