With attitudes and conversations changing around the world, The London Cannabis Film Festival (The LCFF), provides an international platform for filmmakers and creatives to discuss this most ancient of plants, its uses and our future with it.

Showcasing documentaries to inspire, travelogues that stir up the wanderlust, as well as the hottest international releases – The LCFF is a celebration of the plant, its myriad of uses and the people and communities it inspires and nurtures.

#TheLCFF is an essential cultural happening for anyone with an interest in cannabis. Set against a backdrop of art, music, workshops as well as discussions with world leaders in the areas of medicine, business and advocacy.

Alongside a line up of premieres, award-winning features and cult classics we’ll bring you a curated line up of events.

For more info on how to enter your film, to share your thoughts or just say hi please contact info@thelcff.co.uk. We love to hear from you so get in touch.

Mark, Conor & Francis aka thelcff - educateXentertainXinform

Winners will be awarded in the following categories:

Best Feature
Best Short
Best Foreign
Best Documentary

The London Cannabis Film Festival submission requirements

We welcome submissions that explore all aspects of cannabis and hemp and whilst cannabis doesn’t need to be the main focus of your film it should be represented.

Submissions should be made through FilmFreeway. DVD’s will be considered but please contact us via email first for the address. Please note, DVDs and other submitted materials will not be returned so please don’t send film prints, master tapes or other originals.

Short films should be less than 30 mins.

Any film over 30 mins will be entered into the feature films category.

All film entries selected for the Festival grant The London Cannabis Film Festival the rights to use footage, stills and/or titles and information from the film for promotional purposes.
All films submitted must be free from any legal disputes and the filmmaker must have cleared all rights for music and exhibition. By entering you also agree TheLCFF use to programme your film at other LCFF events.

All entries must be in English or contain English subtitles. Non-English entries without subtitles, or supplementary printed translations, will not be considered.

Only completed entries with paid submission fees will be processed and considered for screening.

Closing dates for entries will be April 20th, 2020 and filmmakers will be notified of acceptance no later than April 27th, 2020.

The LCFF reserves the right to disqualify any submission without refund of submission fees.


We only accept Online Submissions for preview screening. DVD's are allowed to be mailed per communication in email (PAL Region 2 only).

Our cinema will be running large venue HD digital projectors and we will require your film to be delivered for screening as an uncompressed video file, preferably an uncompressed Quicktime file. You will be required to upload your uncompressed video file via a file sharing service you have access to, or via thumb drives sent in with pre-paid return envelopes.

Overall Rating
  • David Alexander

    London Cannabis was amazing!!! They blessed us with a wonderful acceptance and we couldn't have been happier. Their appreciation of the filmmakers was so genuine. They kept us in the loop of everything and we had an amazing virtual premiere. Do not hesitate to enter this one of a kind festival. Such a great experience!!! Thank you!

    January 2021
  • Greg Moring

    They asked for the download and I never heard back if they got it. No follow up about viewership or did I win anything. Pittiful

    November 2020
  • Marjan Riazi

    Such a great experience. The staff were friendly, communicative, and wonderful hosts for my first trip to London! The festival itself had a ton of information, activities, and a great community of like-minded folks. Would love to submit again or just come back to enjoy the show!

    August 2019
  • Kara Miller

    The LCFF was such a well done event! They were communicative, personable, and a really lovely group of people. The event got some great buzz and our screening block had good attendance, even in the festival's first year.

    August 2019
  • I felt my short "the chronic comedy show" was in good company with lots of other great films. This was the best part, the organizers did a great job curating. Also, the panels were interesting and it must have been well-promoted because it was pretty full and I got to hear a big audience laugh at my film. Hope to return next year!

    August 2019