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 a British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) Qualifying Festival (Best British Short).

Each year we award really thoughtful prizes for winners including: in 2022 all winning filmmakers receive Cut To:Plan's annual subscription to film production management software (worth £400) plus the chance of category-related prizes too.

As a short-listed filmmaker you'll get 2 free tickets to the awards night, that event 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!

2022 Awards
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 colloborate on your next filmmaking project.

BEST UK FILM - £250 cash prize
BEST YOUNG FILMMAKER (Directors must be aged 25 or under on 1 October 2022)

Films must be under 15 minutes
Films must have been completed no earlier that 31 October 2020

Full rules can be viewed at

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.

Overall Rating
  • Tony Collingwood

    The Wimbledon Festival is something special. A fantastic evening was had in the newly refurbished Polka Theatre for the 2021 awards night. My film CANDLE COPS could not have premiered at a better run event. A big THANK-YOU to the dedicated team who make this festival happen year after year!

    October 2021
  • 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
  • Malcolm Green

    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