Walthamstow International Film Festival is run by E17Films and is a platform for short filmmakers. There are 5 categories and it is open to all.
Categories are:
*Young Persons' Film

Films over 6 minutes in length will be disqualified. The festival is competitive and prizes are awarded for - overall winner, best in each category, and audience vote.

WIFF is a stepping stone festival so the prizes are nominal. We accept all levels of quality and technical skill. Raw energy is better than big budget. We offer recognition, a global platform, and contacts with the British Film Institute.

Maximum length - under 6 minutes.
Made after January 2019
English or English subtitles
Family viewing
Entry fee $15

Overall Rating
  • Sofia Milone

    I was sadly unable to attend the festival this year, but communication with the team was brilliant, and I'm proud my debut micro-short Veronica was screened. I look forward to submitting again in future years.

    November 2018
  • WIFF is an amazing festival with a fantastic program. The Festival organizers are enthusiastic supports of experimental film and they kept me informed through ever step of the process. Liza and Paul's attentiveness and understanding ensured a wonderful experience for me. Thanks!

    July 2018
  • Carol Gyasi

    Hello. I have attended WIFF for 3 years now and have always been impressed with the organization and hospitality. Leeza and Paul do a lot to help and encourage young film makers by working in schools and the entries this year reflected this with amazing short films from the under 18 category. The festival feels more like a family than an institution, Also there is a fantastic venue at the Vue Cinema in central Walthamstow.

    July 2018
  • Very friendly and welcoming to artists at all stages; I appreciated the fact there was a focus upon creating opportunities for the next generation of film-makers still studying at school.

    July 2018
  • jason davison

    Friendly and efficient festival, I will probably go back next year.

    July 2018