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.

2021 Awards
BEST UK FILM sponsored by WFC £250 cash prize
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM sponsored by WFC £250 cash prize
BEST YOUNG FILMMAKER (Directors must be aged 25 and under by 1 October 2021)

The 2020 winning films, judged by our panel of industry professionals:

BEST FILM sponsored by WFC - 'Song Sparrow'
BEST DOCUMENTARY sponsored by Marcus Beale Architects - 'To Sea or not to See'
BEST ANIMATED FILM - 'Not for Money, Not for Love, Not for Nothing'

2021 Awards Jury:

Dominic Buttimore – Executive Producer
Andrew Chowns – Chair, Directors’ Charitable Foundation
Fiona Clarke-Hackston – Media Consultant, Memini
Deborah Haywood – Writer & Director
Manu Luksch – Artist and Filmmaker
Lila Rawlings – Head of Creative; Film and TV for Alfonso Cuarón
Matt Smith – Head of Distribution Lionsgate
Nick Toon – Director of Rational[e] Consulting

Films must be under 15 minutes
Films must have been completed no earlier that 31 October 2019

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
  • 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