Submit your film to London Film Week and be part of our Gala Screenings.

Rules and Regulations

To apply, please follow the instructions below.

LFW Submissions


London Film Week accepts following submissions:

Short Films: narrative, documentary, animation
Feature Films: narrative, documentary, animation
Music Videos

Got a question?

Please find the answers to the most common questions related to the submissions process.

What is London Film Week?

London Film Week (LFW) is an annual film festival inviting the general public alongside many British and international film industry visitors to discover the best film productions from all over the world.

The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote the various aspects of international cinema in all its forms.

Do you require a Premiere Status for films/projects screening at LFW?

We do not require a Premiere Status for Short Films and Music Videos. We require a London Premiere status for all the Feature Films selected at LFW.

When are the submission deadlines?

Please check our listing on FilmFreeway for all the submission deadlines.

What are the submission fees?

Fees depend on the submission deadline, the earlier you submit the cheaper it is:
Short films: $30 > $55
Feature Films: $40 > $75
Music videos: $30 > $55

Are there any Awards & Prizes?

Entry into London Film Week guaranties all the films/projects to be In Competition and therefore to be nominated for following Awards:

– Short Films: Best Short, Jury Prize, Audience Award
– Feature Films: Best Film, Jury Prize, Best Director, Best Acting (features both male and female nominees), Best Screenplay, Audience Award

There is a $1,000 cash prize for Best Short, and $1,000 for Best Feature Film. All other prizes are in-kind (which will be announced one month prior to the event).

What is the Official Selection of LFW?

London Film Week is divided in different sections:

  • Official Competition – short films + feature films
  • Education: a Film Forum open to anyone interested in film
  • Film Professional’s Meetings: Co-Productions days
  • Carte Blanche: a carte blanche to a Guest Country

Do I have to submit via FilmFreeway?

Yes, we only accept submissions via FilmFreeway.

Once you have completed your application your submission will be assigned a unique tracking number, in order to be recognized by our system. Unregistered submissions will not be viewed. If you have any trouble registering online, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you through the process.

What are the perks for filmmakers at London Film Week?

London Film Week invites film directors and leading actors to attend the presentation of their films in London. A certain number of hotel rooms are made available during the event. All selected filmmakers will have free access to the Film Forum organised during LFW. And besides the Q&A sessions to meet the audience, we’ll be hosting daily networking lunches in order for filmmakers to meet with film industry guests.

Submit Today & Start Getting Noticed.