LSFF 2023 Needs Your Film!

Want to see your film at LSFF 2023 (and our 20th edition)?

Each year we screen over 500 UK and international films, collaboratively selected from 5000+ open submissions, alongside Special Events and an industry programme of workshops, panels and events.

At the end of every festival, we award cash prizes to the UK and international short films screening in our annual competition. We are also a BAFTA-affiliated festival, enabling accepted UK filmmakers to apply for the 2023 BAFTAs.

Submissions are open to short form of every genre – including fiction, comedy, horror, sci-fi, documentary, animation, music videos and more. We welcome artists’ moving image and video works.

Films must be no longer than 45 minutes in length and made after 1 January 2021.


Early bird deadline | Monday 4 April 2022 Regular deadline | Monday 13 June 2022 Late deadline | Monday 8 August 2022 Selection notification | Friday 14 October 2022

Visit our FilmFreeway Submissions portal here.