London Filmmaker Awards discovers, supports and develops new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world.

Recognizing the important role independent films have in the history of filmmaking, storytelling, and culture, the festival wants to help empower the next generation of artists.
All entries are judged by a random team of invited experts from academia and film industry against a high standard of merit and a very competitive acceptance rate.
Every online edition, the fest establishes a comprehensive hierarchy of the most important films in the festival circuit, awarding a considerable number of projects in several different categories.

The London Filmmaker Awards was founded to celebrate the achievement of independent filmmakers and recognize the talent that independent filmmakers contribute to the industry nationwide.

Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary short
Best Experimental
Best Animation
Best Science Fiction
Best Horror
Best Director
Best Producer
Best Cinematography
Best Editor
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Script
Best Unproduced script
Best TV Series/Pilot/Web
Best Comedy
Best Student Film
Best Music Video
Best Thriller
Best Trailer
Best Composer
Best First Time Filmmaker
Best Female Filmmaker
Best Independent Film

Films must have been completed after 2018 in order to be eligible for the annual.

You must own the rights or have permission from the owner in order to submit.

There is no completion date requirement for our seasonal festival.

All genres and all countries are eligible.

Entry fees are non refundable.

Overall Rating
  • Jonathan Ruggiero

    My film was selected, but I don't think it was even shown online anywhere, let alone in person.

    October 2022
  • Javid Banday

    Thank you for acknowledging our work and awarding our film. Really appreciate it. Best wishes for your upcoming events.

    September 2022
  • kevin irvine

    Thank you, London New Wave Film Festival, for acknowledging my feature screenplay, GODFORSAKEN: A STORY OF THREE MARYS.

    September 2022
  • They couldn't have been nicer. Wish I could have been there in person.

    September 2022
  • Mimi Garrard

    Thank you! We were delighted to be a part of this fine festival.

    Mimi Garrard

    July 2022