London City Film Awards aims to gather emerging talent not only from the United Kingdom but from around the world in one setting where we can enjoy the works of talented individuals.

The London City Film Awards is an International Film event designed to showcase film productions from around the world.

We welcome submissions from a range of genres including short films, documentaries, features, animations and screenplays.

Selected films will be screened at The Whirled Cinema located in the Beautiful and Multicultural City of London.

The festival will take place in London on October 26th, 2017!

If your film has been selected for screening, you will be contacted a month in advance!

Award winners will be announced at our festival!

All laurels will be available to download on our website.

You can apply for as many categories as you want!

Winners will receive Trophy Awards and Award Certificates at our Award Ceremony in London.

Select films may be provided with the opportunity to work with our partnering production companies.

Fixed price of $10 for Best Director, Best Student Director, Best Producer, and Best Editing when you submit to one other category!


We are excited to announce our bigger and better screenplay competition which we will hold alongside our film festival in 2018!

To submit your Screenplays/Script make sure you have read the following.
1. The Screenplay/Script is a completed first draft.
2. The Screenplay/Script is between 80-120 pages (No longer/shorter).
3. The Screenplay/Script is written in English.
4. The Screenplay/Script is and must be the writers/authors original work, we do not accept adaptations.
5. The Screenplay/Script is written on or after 2016.
6. The Screenplay/Script can be in any genre.
7. Work must be produced by an individual. We encourage works also from Writers and Directors.
8. We accept from all corners of the world!
9. All Writers/Authors must be 18 years and over.

All the final selections will be invited to London and have the chance to read 5 minutes of their Script to the audience.

A whole evening will be dedicated to the writers. Winners will be awarded Trophies, Certificates and Cash prizes.

You will also have the chance to network and promote your works with filmmakers, giving you the chance to grow your work.

Awards & Prizes

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Animated Short
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Documentary
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Music Score and many more!

Two new categories for 2018 Film Awards!

Best Feminist Film
Best LGBT Film

2018 Awards include:

$1000, $ 700 & $500 prizes to winners in:

Best Feature Film, Best Short Film and Best Documentary (Feature, Short & Foreign)

Selections that have been chosen to be screened will be notified one month prior to the festival and winners will be awarded certificates and trophies!

Rules & Terms

1. Films eligible for Official Selection will be notified before the notification date and are all eligible for nomination of their submitted categories.

2. Winners will receive Winner Laurels and Award Certificates.

3. All foreign submissions must be subtitled in English.

4. We only accept Online screeners, and posters are mandatory and must be uploaded to FilmFreeway’s site. Digital file only.

5. All films must have been made in or after 2011.

6. By submitting, the filmmaker allows to advertise for them without infringing copyright of any kind of form and list them on social media platforms as well as our website (we will not publish your film if you don't want us to!)

7. The entry fee is not refundable.

8. Rules and terms and conditions are subject to change at the discretion of the London City Film Awards.