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.

2019 Awards
BEST FILM sponsored by WFC

2018 winning films, judged by our panel of industry professionals:

BEST FILM sponsored by WFC - 'For Sale' was awarded £500 towards their next short film.
BEST DOCUMENTARY sponsored by Marcus Beale Architects - 'One Breath'
BEST LONDON FILMMAKER sponsored by Curzon Cinemas - 'Sketch' with the winning 12 months membership & goody bag.
BEST ANIMATED FILM - 'Augenblicke'
BEST AUDIENCE FILM voted for on the night - 'Edek'

The 2018 judges were:

DOMINIC BUTTIMORE , Executive Producer
FIONA CLARKE-HACKSTON, Media Consultant, Memini
MANU LUKSCH, Artist and Filmmaker
AVIE LUTHRIE, BAFTA-nominated Film Director ("Mad, Sad and Bad")
MATT SMITH, Head of Distribution Lionsgate
NICK TOON, Vice President, UK Public Policy, Time Warner

Films must be under 15 minutes
Films must have been competed no earlier that 31 October 2016

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.

To be eligible for the Best Student Film you must have selected this option on your films page.

Overall Rating
  • 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
  • Ed Wiles

    Held in a marquee. Nothing wrong with that, but the screen and projector were poor quality (the colour in particular was way off).

    July 2017