At Wimbledon International Short Film Festival we love short films. This festival is dedicated to UK and international short films from 10 seconds to 15 minutes. We're keen to showcase what you as new filmmakers worldwide are doing whether it's your first film or you're on your way to becoming established. Wimbledon International Short Film Festival welcomes your short film whatever the genre – it can be funny, serious, real, fantastic, experimental, drama, documentary or animation, the only limits are your imagination!

Wimbledon International Short Film Festival is a part of the Wimbledon Film Club. The WFC is an independent non-political not-for-profit organisation, which is a registered charity run by volunteers screening an eclectic range of art house and award winning feature films in Wimbledon. The WFC is also an award-winning member of the British Federation of Film Societies.

2020 Awards
BEST FILM sponsored by WFC
BEST YOUNG FILMMAKER (Directors must be aged 25 and under by 1 October 2020)

2019 winning films, judged by our panel of industry professionals:

BEST FILM sponsored by WFC - 'What Ever Happened to Evie?' was awarded £500 towards their next short film.
BEST DOCUMENTARY sponsored by Marcus Beale Architects - 'Not An Excuse'
BEST LONDON FILMMAKER sponsored by Curzon Cinemas - 'TMI' with the winning 12 months membership & goody bag.
BEST STUDENT FILM - 'Every Six Hours'
BEST AUDIENCE FILM voted for on the night - 'Tangle'

The 2019 judges were:

DEBORAH HAYWOOD, writer & director
ANDREW CHOWNS , Chief Executive Directors UK
LILA RAWLINGS, Left Bank Pictures
SORCHA BACON, producer
SUZANNE WILDE, Global Director of Rights and Talent Accounting BBC Studios Distribution
FIONA CLARKE-HACKSTON, Media Consultant, Memini
MANU LUKSCH, Artist and Filmmaker
MATT SMITH, Head of Distribution Lionsgate
NICK TOON, Vice President, UK Public Policy, Time Warner
DOMINIC BUTTIMORE, Executive Producer

Films must be under 15 minutes
Films must have been competed no earlier that 31 October 2017

Full rules can be viewed at

You must enter your film as either a fiction, documentary or animated film.

All films are considered for the overall Best Film prize.

Overall Rating
  • Kate Cheeseman

    This festival is held in conjunction with a hugely popular Book Festival which draws big audiences to hear world renowned authors. It is held in a large marquee with a state of the art huge screen. For once (amongst many of the festivals I have visited) the audience was large and included lots of members of the public as well as film makers. It was extremely well organised and the viewing and audio amongst one of the best I have seen - just as good as the festivals that screen in a cinema and benefitting from being part of something else too. Whether or not the festival had problems in the past as some reviewers have stated, I don't know, but I have been at far more so called prestigious festivals where the projector and sound were nowhere near as good. We even had problems at a BAFTA screening. So I'd rate this festival very highly.

    October 2019
  • Green Cave People

    This was such a great festival. A really strong selection of films, presented in an environment conducive to viewing the content. A very nice, warm atmosphere and a large, extremely appreciative audience (of course, I would say that, wouldn’t I?? 🤔🍾). I was personally extremely delighted to pick up the Audience award on behalf of my small team for our film 'Edek'. Real privilege. Thanks Wimbledon!

    October 2018
  • Karen Newman

    We had a lovely time here, it is well run with an interesting selection of films. The projector did seem to have sound issues though and every other film seem a bit out of sync.

    October 2018
  • Balint Kelen

    Great Festival! It was cool to be part of it.

    October 2017
  • It's a lovely festival for first-time filmmakers wanting to reach an enthusiastic, local audience. No frills, and the projector and screen quality did take the edge off the viewing experience, the colour especially wasn't quite right. But it's a friendly festival offering a broad selection of shorts and it was a good opportunity to reach a new audience for which we were grateful.

    October 2017