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.
BEST FILM sponsored by WFC
BEST YOUNG FILMMAKER (Directors must be aged 25 and under by 1 October 2021)
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
BEST LONDON FILMMAKER
BEST ANIMATED FILM
BEST AUDIENCE FILM
The 2020 winning films, judged by our panel of industry professionals:
BEST FILM sponsored by WFC - 'Song Sparrow' was awarded £500 towards their next short film.
BEST DOCUMENTARY sponsored by Marcus Beale Architects - 'To Sea or not to See'
BEST LONDON FILMMAKER - 'Anna'
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM - 'Fifteen'
BEST ANIMATED FILM - 'Not for Money, Not for Love, Not for Nothing'
BEST YOUNG FILMMAKER - 'Grounding'
The 2020 judges were:
Andrew Chowns – Chief Executive Directors UK
Deborah Haywood – Writer & Director
Lila Rawlings – Head of Creative; Film and TV for Alfonso Cuarón
Suzanne Wilde – Global Director of Rights and Talent Accounting BBC Studios Distribution
Dominic Buttimore – Executive Producer
Fiona Clarke-Hackston – Media Consultant, Memini
Manu Luksch – Artist and Filmmaker
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 https://wimbledonshorts.com/submit/2021-rules/
You must enter your film as either a fiction, documentary or animated film.
All films are considered for the overall Best Film prize.