Wimbledon International Short Film Festival

criteria

All films must be less than 15 minutes duration including title sequences and credits. So make it short. You can have real impact in a few minutes or even seconds. Shorter films have an equal chance of an award as longer ones.

categories & prizes

  • The Wimbledon Film Club Award for Best Film – £500 prize towards the filmmaker’s next film
  • Best Animated Film
  • Best Student Film (filmmakers in schools, colleges and universities in the UK and International)
  • The Marcus Beale Architects award for Best Documentary
  • Best London Filmmaker (any film that is either made in Greater London or made by a filmmaker who lives or works in Greater London)

All entries will be considered for the ‘Best Film’ award.

entry fees & rules for 2017

  • Early Bird Deadline – 1 February 2017
  • Regular Deadline – 1 June 2017
  • Late Deadline – 1 July 2017
  • The Festival awards night will be held on 7 October 2017
  • Click here to read the rules of entry for WISFF 2017.
 
  • HAIKU 9: TRADE

    HAIKU 9: TRADE

  • IN THE PARKING LOT

    IN THE PARKING LOT

    Best Film & Best Student Film Winner
  • CITY LIGHTS

    CITY LIGHTS

  • THE SPRINT KING

    THE SPRINT KING

    Best London Filmmaker Winner
  • DOG DAYS

    DOG DAYS

  • WRITING ON STONE

    WRITING ON STONE

    Best Documentary Winner
  • DAWN

    DAWN

  • THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RAT

    THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RAT

    Best Animated Film Winner
  • IMAGINING TIME

    IMAGINING TIME

  • NAN'S ARMY

    NAN'S ARMY

  • RUN FREE

    RUN FREE

  • BACK ON THE LINE

    BACK ON THE LINE

2016 Official Selection

WISFF only accepts submissions via Film Freeway

 

OUR JUDGES

Actor

Nick Brimble

Actor
CEO th1ng

Dominic Buttimore

CEO th1ng
Chief Executive British Screen Advisory Council

Fiona Clarke-Hackston

Chief Executive British Screen Advisory Council
Development Editor, Film4

Celine Coulson

Development Editor, Film4
Artist and Filmmaker

Manu Luksch

Artist and Filmmaker
BAFTA-nominated Film Director ("Mad, Sad and Bad")

Avie Luthrie

BAFTA-nominated Film Director (“Mad, Sad and Bad”)
Executive Producer, Left Bank Pictures

Lila Rawlings

Executive Producer, Left Bank Pictures & Script Consultant
Head of Distribution Lionsgate

Matt Smith

Head of Distribution Lionsgate
Vice President, UK Public Policy, Time Warner

Nick Toon

Vice President, UK Public Policy, Time Warner

Please note the judges’ decisions are final and neither they nor the Wimbledon International Short Film Festival organisers will enter into discussions.

Films will be judged upon their creativity, technical aptitude and the clarity of ideas or narrative.