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. 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 2020
English or English subtitles
Family viewing
Entry fee $15

Overall Rating
  • Jackie Ross

    I am honored to have my animated short selected for Walthamstow International Film Festival.

    August 2021
  • Because I am located in the US, I could not attend in person, but the communication was excellent, and the festival was well-organized and very professional. Great social media presence on the day of the festival, featuring interviews with filmmakers and lots of photos of the screening and the crowd - made me feel like I was there! Overall, a wonderful festival!

    July 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Adam. Much appreciated

  • Jordan Vukomanovic

    Thank you for the selection! Was great to attend my first film Festival screening that wasn't virtual.

    July 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Jordan. Great to meet you. Cool film

  • Yuxin Zhao

    Thank you so much for selecting my film! The organizers have done an excellent job. Worth it!

    July 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Yuxin Zhao. We appreciate your support

  • 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
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Sofia