*** COVID-19 shutdown message ***

UKOWF 2020 (1st or 2nd week of December) is a long way off, and who knows where we will be, however, the UKOWF team would like to reassure everyone that we are committed to holding the 5th UK Offline Web Fest in 2020 in some form, continuing to support filmmakers, artists, and audiences. Whether this will be at our beloved venues, online, a mixture of the two, or something else entirely we do not yet know… We’ll keep you posted as our plans evolve -
Stay tuned and #Stayhome.


We are proud to announce that we are sponsored by "I Love WebSeries" and we are an IMDb Qualified event!

We are officially recognized by the "International Online Web Fest" as UK Official Provider. Selected shorts and/or web series will qualify for IOWF® considerations.

In our last years, we received more than 500 submissions with over a dozen of Universities and Film-Schools participating in our web festival. And the last two winning-award actresses: Jordan Baker and Sophia Myles won "International Online Web Fest", too. We strive to bring filmmakers from all over the UK under one spotlight on the world stage. We continue to represent filmmakers from all levels and experiences.

UKOWF is based in London, with our jury located around the world including the United Kingdom, USA, France, and Italy. All the short films and series will go through a reviewable process by our highly experienced juries, who will go through an evaluation process and select the films.

We welcome submissions from a range of genres including short films, documentaries, animations, and web series.
Our objective is to provide support for film-makers through reviewing, judging, marketing, and distribution networking. With our live screenings at Camden Town, we aim to showcase and promote the work of filmmakers. We believe our Web Fest will give filmmakers a chance to showcase their work to a very wide range of audiences. And for the second time, we will host an "Out of Competition" session to showcase the greatest filmmakers' projects from many different parts of the world.

We are very excited to review your project and observe the detailed creativity of your work from anywhere in the world!

Best Web Series
Best Short Film
Best Director
Best Student Film (or Web Series)
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Documentary/Mockumentary

We only award the best independent filmmakers after a comprehensive evaluation process. Our judges evaluate the quality of filmmaking, creativity, and storytelling ability.
Our judges will nominate 5 nominees per each category to receive a screening in our Live program.
All selected nominees will be invited to our live screening at the Camden Town for the opportunity to meet people from the same industry.
All winners will receive "Laurel" and a special engraved "UKOWF” trophy presented at our live screening on Event Date. Winners and selected nominees that cannot attend the event will be contacted by the UKOWF team to send the awards to the provided address.


a) All webisodes must be under 25 minutes including credits, and they will be accepted only if the Producer or the Director is a British citizen (exception made if the web series is produced by a UK Company).

b) All short films must be under 25 minutes including credits, and they will be accepted only if the Producer or the Director is a British citizen (exception made if the short film is produced by a UK Company).

c) In UKOWF 2020, there will be an "Out of Competition" session open to the international projects ONLY. It means that UK productions can NOT submit in the "Out of Competition" session. All submitters will receive a review published on our blog/site partners, and ONLY the best 3 will be screened live in London during the UKOWF.

d) Each production submitted will be rated by our judges on a very specific 1-10 scale. 
The highest-rated webisode or short film in each category will be showcased as an "Official Selection" @ LIVE EVENT. 

e) Please note that short film has to be terminated from January 2019 to this day for being eligible to participate in UK Offline Web Fest and it has NOT to be online available worldwide at the moment of submission. 

f) In the case of webisodes, they can be already online, but they don't have to be published before January 2019. 

g) All the winners of UK Offline Web Fest 2020 will be announced on the 4th November week and will be automatically admitted to semi-finals of "IOWF 2021".

h) Before submitting your film to UK Offline Web Fest 2020 please read carefully and understand the regulations. 
It is possible to submit more than one project, but every project entails an application fee.

i) No Refund is allowed in any case.

Overall Rating
  • Excellent communication throughout. Well done!

    May 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thanks very much, Howard!
    Keep in touch, the best is yet to come ;-)

  • It's quite misleading in that most festivals would screen all selections. But this event doesn't, it goes through to another stage in order to get to the live screening. Which could mean they may give selections on a lot of films. The event date is also misleading, saying the event is 2nd March, when the event of the live screening is far far away in December. I also emailed to ask them but never responded after a few days. All in all, not a great experience.

    March 2020
    Response from festival:

    Dear Blake,
    We replied to you via e-mail twice. But you never wrote to us back. And our Director was also very happy to help you, but you didn’t reply yet. Anyway, we wish you to stay safe in this bad period due to COVID-19.
    Good luck!

  • Super happy for partecipating at this event with "Tlaloc Sacrificium". We were awarded the night after the screenings with Best Student Production!! :)

    February 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thanks very much for attending our Ceremony night!

  • Kornelia Werp

    Great little festival with a personal touch! Absolutely recommend.

    December 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks indeed Kornelia. We hope to see you again in the future editions.

  • Jake Curtis

    I had an amazing experience with the UK Offline Web Fest. Really responsive and communicative at all points and they made a great festival!

    December 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks a lot, Jake. We hope to meet you next year!