London International Filmmakers Festival is an exhilarating seasonal celebration of short and feature films that takes place in the vibrant city of London. This prestigious online award festival serves as a remarkable platform for aspiring filmmakers to showcase their talent and amplify their voices. With a strong commitment to promoting emerging talent, the festival aims to ensure that these filmmakers receive the recognition they deserve.

The festival's competitive nature adds an element of excitement and anticipation. Each season, a distinguished panel of jury members meticulously evaluates the submissions in each category. These dedicated experts engage in private screenings, carefully examining the artistic merits of each film. Although there are no physical screenings, the festival ensures that the winners receive the acknowledgment they deserve by issuing customized certificates. Furthermore, the winners of each season's competition are not only celebrated within the festival but also granted the opportunity to compete in an exclusive online competition. This esteemed recognition opens doors for these talented filmmakers to gain even more exposure and expand their networks within the industry. It is an extraordinary chance for them to showcase their work to a wider audience and potentially secure future opportunities in the film world.

The festival's dedication to promoting independent films serves as a testament to its commitment to the art form. By nurturing and highlighting the creativity and passion of short and feature filmmakers, the festival contributes to the rich tapestry of London's cultural landscape. It fosters an environment where fresh perspectives and innovative storytelling are celebrated, pushing the boundaries of cinematic expression.

Throughout its existence, the festival has established itself as a respected platform that champions the voices of emerging filmmakers. By offering this unique space for their work to be seen and appreciated, the festival contributes to the growth and evolution of the independent film scene in London and beyond.

Attending the festival promises a captivating experience for both filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike. It showcases a diverse range of cinematic gems, providing a window into the imagination and talent of the next generation of storytellers. With each season, the festival continues to shine a spotlight on the brilliance of short films and the artists who create them, solidifying its place as a must-attend event within the vibrant London film community.

Narrative United Kingdom Shorts
Narrative International Shorts
Best International Documentary
Best International feature film
Animated Shorts
Documentary Shorts
Experimental Shorts
Best short Script
Best unproduced short script
Episodic/Web series Contents
Music Videos
Best Student
Best Director
Best Horror
Best Comedy
Best First-time Filmmaker
Best Women emancipation short
Best Uk documentary
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Music in a film
Best Script in a feature film
Best Unproduced script in a feature film)

Rules & Terms
A) Eligibility Requirements

1. Films completed on or after Jan 1, 2020 are eligible for consideration
2. All entries must be either in English or subtitled in English. Dialogue lists are not accepted.
3. Films with London’s premiere will be prioritized.
4. Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry to the Festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry.

B) Submission Guidelines
1. Only complete entries (including fee payment and screener) will be considered.
2. Entrants are permitted to submit works-in-progress (i.e., without final color correction or sound mixing), but please note that the programming committee will only consider the version submitted. Subsequent cuts or replacement copies will only be accepted at the request of the programming committee.

C) Judging & Selection

Films are selected for Festival presentation by the London Festival programming committee. If a film is selected, the Festival office will contact the entrant by phone or email. The Festival does not provide feedback or screening notes to entries that are not selected.

All competitive film categories are judged during the Festival.

D) Entry Fees
Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee. Entry fees are not refundable. Fees cover registration, registration notification, consideration by the programming department, and notification of the results. These fees may be paid by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or American Express).

Overall Rating
  • Fun festival! Very hospitable and communicative! Thank you for having insignificant!

    July 2023
  • Adan Keys

    I'm incredibly honored to be semi-finalistr of this incredible film festival! The projects that won they had it well deserved! There's no words to describe the feeling of the crew and myself for this. Always keeping me informed of the process! Great experience!

    June 2023
  • It was a great pleasure to attend this festival. Our team is so happy to be part of the lineup. Thank you so much!

    May 2023
  • Kagan Goh sharing the good news that my film THE DAY MY CAT SAVED MY LIFE is selected as a Semi-Finalist by the London Indie Short Festival. The programmers and organizers were courteous and professional in their communication. The programming and selection of films at this festival are second to none. I highly recommend submitting your film to this amazing film festival.

    April 2023
  • Thank you so much for having me in the semi final.

    April 2023