We’re delighted to announce the Wimbledon Shorts official shortlist for 2022 – here are the 17 films from the UK and around the world. Congratulations to the directors and filmmaking teams.
Thank you also to all the filmmakers who submitted films, a year of so many quality films made in the toughest of circumstances.
The winning films for all 7 award categories plus the Audience Award will be announced at the Wimbledon Shorts Awards Night in Wimbledon Saturday 8 October from 6.30 pm.
2022 Screening and Awards Night tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wimbledon-international-short-film-festival-tickets-406234266627
Trailer WISFF 2022
A Whispered Hope
directed by Samantha Locock & Katie Loughrin
directed by Anna Tabi Jasinska
directed by Lili Giacobino
directed by Scott Bradley
directed by Matthew McGuigan
directed by Ben Lankester
directed by Côme Ferré
directed by Shokat Harjo
directed by Jason Osborne
directed by Stephen Quenet
Split or Steal
directed by Jack Bailey
When the Clapping Stops
directed by Cameron Perry
directed by Kieran Firth-Bernard
Gruf and Me
directed by Dovi Keich
Niente di glamour
('Nothing glamorous') directed by Giovanni Conte
directed by Timur Bekir
This is Fine
directed by Gianmarco Nepa
Wimbledon International Short Film Festival champions short films. The festival is dedicated to UK and international short films from 10 seconds to 15 minutes.
We're a British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) Qualifying Festival (Best British Short) and shortlisted films are assessed for awards by a panel of industry judges.
Each year we award really thoughtful prizes for winners including: in 2022 all winning filmmakers will receive Cut To:Plan's annual subscription to film production management software (worth £400) plus the chance of category-related prizes too.
2021 winning director Chris Shenkman ('Copper and Nickel' says:
'WSIFF is a charming grassroots festival with a focus on uncovering resourceful new filmmakers around the world. The organisers do a fantastic job curating a quality range of up and coming talent, across various genres, and I’m very grateful to have taken part in this festival and won.'
As a short-listed filmmaker you'll get 2 free tickets to the awards night, an event that gets huge compliments from filmmakers, judges, award winners and reporters for it's atmosphere.
We're keen to showcase what 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!
Our sponsors and friends
BIFA, Curzon Cinemas, Marcus Beale Architects Ltd, Cut To:Plan
All category-winning filmmakers receive 12 months' team licence for Cut To: Plan's latest film project software. This lets 3 users manage, plan and collaborate on your next filmmaking project.
BEST UK FILM - £250 cash prize
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM - £250 cash prize
BEST ENVIRONMENTAL FILM
BEST YOUNG FILMMAKER (Directors must be aged 25 or under on 1 October 2022)
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
BEST LONDON FILMMAKER
BEST ANIMATED FILM
BEST FILM AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
Films must be under 15 minutes
Films must have been completed no earlier that 31 October 2020
Full rules can be viewed at https://wimbledonshorts.com/submit
You must enter your film as either a fiction, documentary or animated film but it will be considered for all eligible prizes. You'll be given the opportunity to explain your eligibility (London Filmmaker for example) later in the submission form.