Want to see your short film in our 2025 programme? Submissions will open in February 2024 for the next London Short Film Festival.  

To submit, visit our FilmFreeway page here.

Each year we screen over 500 UK and international short films, collaboratively selected from thousands of open submissions by our programmers and preselection team. Our team are searching for new, innovative shorts that tell vital stories, experiment with form and style, take us to new places, or simply make us say WTF?!

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 and BIFA affiliated short film festival, enabling accepted filmmakers to apply for the 2024 BAFTA and BIFA awards.

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 2023. For all fees and information please visit our FilmFreeway page at the button below.

If you have any questions, please email info@shortfilms.org.uk