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.
Awards & Prizes
BEST FILM sponsored by WFC
BEST STUDENT FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
BEST LONDON FILMMAKER
BEST ANIMATED FILM
BEST AUDIENCE FILM
2016 winning films, judged by our panel of industry professionals:
BEST FILM sponsored by WFC & Best Student Film - 'In The Parking Lot' was awarded £500 towards his next short film.
BEST Documentary sponsored by Marcus Beale Architects - 'Writing On Stone'
BEST LONDON FILMMAKER sponsored by Chromacode Studios - 'The Sprint King' was awarded a prize package of equipment and studio hire at Chromacode.
BEST ANIMATED FILM - 'The Curse of the Were-Rat'
BEST AUDIENCE FILM voted for on the night - 'Dreaming of Peggy Lee'
The 2016 judges were:
NICK BRIMBLE, Actor
DOMINIC BUTTIMORE , CEO th1ng
FIONA CLARKE-HACKSTON, Chief Executive British Screen Advisory Council
CELINE COULSON, Development Editor, Film4
MANU LUKSCH, Artist and Filmmaker
AVIE LUTHRIE, BAFTA-nominated Film Director ("Mad, Sad and Bad")
TOBY MUNDY, Director, Toby Mundy Agency
LILA RAWLINGS: Executive Producer, Left Bank Pictures & Script Consultant
MATT SMITH, Head of Distribution Lionsgate
NICK TOON, Vice President, UK Public Policy, Time Warner
Rules & Terms
Films must be under 15 minutes
Films must have been competed no earlier that 31 October 2015
Full rules can be viewed at http://wimbledonshorts.com/2017-rules/
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 FilmFreeway.com page.