Rules and Regulations
To apply, please follow the instructions below.
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Please find the answers to the most common questions related to the submissions process.
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.
We do not require a Premiere Status for Short Films, Music Videos and Virtual Reality projects. We require a London Premiere status for all the Feature Films selected at LFW.
Early Submissions Deadline: 01 May 2020
Regular Submission Deadline: 11 September 2020
Late Submission Deadline: 04 October 2020
Notification date: All films will be notified on 28 October 2020
Fees depend on the submission deadline, the earlier you submit the cheaper it is:
Short films: $20 > $50
Feature Films: $40 > $70
Virtual Reality Projects: $20 > $50
Music videos: $20 > $50
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
– Virtual Reality Projects: Best VR Project, 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).
London Film Week is divided in different sections:
- Official Competition – short films + feature films
- Virtual Reality Projects Showcase – the best of VR
- Education: a Film Forum open to anyone interested in film/VR
- Film Professional’s Meetings: Co-Productions days
- Carte Blanche: a carte blanche to a Guest Country
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.
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.