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

Β£10 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 2023
English or English subtitles
Family viewing
All music and images are the sole responsibility of the filmmaker (copyright)
Entry fee Β£10

Overall Rating
  • Fantastic festival, such friendly people, who were really committed to films and supporting makers. Unpretentious and caring.

    October 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Ta very much Annie. Without you the festival is nothing

  • Faraz Ahmed

    Absolutely loved the festival. My first time in attendance as an audience and as a filmmaker! Brilliant hospitality and quality. We had a great time at WIFF 2023!

    June 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Great film Faraz. Well done lad

  • I was honored to participate in this year's Walthamstow International Film Festival with "Lucky Coin !" short film! - πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    June 2023
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    Response from festival:

    We were honoured to show your film. Well done

  • Nico PimparΓ©

    Had a great time! Thanks so much for having me. It was heartwarming to see my short amongst such an eclectic and exciting programme.

    June 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Great to meet you Nico. Keep making excellent art

  • Alfred Schupler

    Thank you to the organizers for accepting my film in the festival. I congratulate the professionalism they showed.

    June 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Alfred, your film deserved to be shown. Thank you