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

£5 entry fee. Films over 6 minutes in length will be disqualified. No refunds. 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 2022
English or English subtitles
Family viewing
All music and images are the sole responsibility of the filmmaker (copyright)
Entry fee £5

Overall Rating
  • Lou Sumray

    Was delighted to be selected and even more delighted to win the animation category. Thankyou
    It was a fantastic space for a film Festival , large variety but would have liked to have seen the 80 films over 2 days rather than squeezed all into one day but I understand its probably a funding issue. All the best

    July 2022
  • Donna Guthrie

    I was thrilled to have my film screened a the Walthamstow International Film Festval.

    June 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Audience loved your film, Donna

  • John Moore

    Great festival, very welcoming and an excellent starting off point for new filmmakers to get their work seen on a big screen. I've entered three times and really enjoyed it. The organizers are passionate about the film's and very supportive!

    June 2022
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    Response from festival:

    You da star (5)

  • Hing Tsang

    The festival makes a huge effort to make the event feel part of a community for aspiring filmmakers and more established figures alike. The mixture provides for a memorable experience in a unique London venue.

    June 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Hing is an accomplished filmmaker ... and a great guy

  • Great communication and a nice festival to be in. Thanks for having my film.

    June 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Your film was amazing John