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Submitting to LSFF

Submissions will reopen for the 19th BAFTA-qualifying London Short Film Festival (January 2022) in February 2021 TBC.

Rules & terms:

PLEASE NOTE: LSFF does not accept speculative submissions.


Only entries received via FilmFreeway will be considered.

Submissions are open to short form from every genre - including drama, comedy, horror, sci-fi, documentary, animation, experimental work, music video etc. - and we are particularly excited by artist’s filmmaking and moving image.

Entries are open to both UK and international filmmakers based outside the UK, with two separate tiers of submission broken down in the side-bar.

All films under 5 minutes in length qualify for either our UK or international lo-budget category dependent on country of filming.

All submissions are fully considered and curated by our team of programmers, pre-selectors and review committee. Please note, due to the volume of entries received, we regret we cannot give individual feedback on submissions.

All entries must be in English or contain English subtitles. Non-English entries without subtitles, or supplementary printed translations, will unfortunately be disqualified.

Films must have been completed after 1st January 2021, though LSFF does not require any premiere status.

Films must be no longer than 45 minutes.

Only completed entries with paid submission fees will be processed and considered for screening.

Entry fees are not refundable.

Only completed films may be submitted and will be considered.

Should your film be selected, you will be required to provide a Quicktime ProRes file and a DCP of your film.

We are a BAFTA affiliated festival, enabling accepted UK filmmakers to apply for the 2022 BAFTAs.

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