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Wimbledon Shorts is dedicated to showcasing new and innovative work in film and video from around the world.

We’re a British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) Qualifying Festival and a FilmFreeway Gold Festival

Submissions for Wimbledon Shorts 2023 are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted. Submissions for the 2024 festival open January 2024

The WISFF Awards Night 2023 is Saturday 14 October – save the date

 – a fun, fascinating night, screening all the shortlisted films  – be there to see who wins and have your say for the Audience Award. All at the Polka Theatre, Wimbledon


There's Something Wrong 1

There’s Something Wrong with Chris and Liv
directed by Louisa Harris and Daniel Rands

Un-Chaotic Cabinet 1

The Un-Chaotic Cabinet That Wishes For Me To Sleep
directed by Cillian Green

Storm Chaser 1

Storm Chaser
directed by Jack Pririe

spag bol 1

spag bol
directed by BRICK


directed by Mara Tamkovich

Ceres 1

directed by Amelia Sears

Pazinburk Ridge 1

Pazinburk Ridge
directed by Martin Bell

Lady and the Tramp 1

Lady and the Tramp
directed by Simon Brooke

Buzz 1

directed by Bryn Chainey and Andrew Brand

Ni Wapiten 1

Ni Wapiten
directed by Noémie Echaquan and Julie Ottawa

Entangled 1

directed by Kaja Grujic

Neo Nahda 1

Neo Nahda
directed by May Ziadé


Ruthless are utterly thrilled to take home 2 awards last night @WimbledonShorts for Best UK film and The Audience Award! A real pleasure to screen at such a great fest and congrats to the other winners. GET IT ON! ‘ Kate Perry Screenwriter Ruthless

”Top night watching the outstanding finalists of the Wimbledon Shorts Film Festival awards @polkatheatre  It was emotional, poignant, scary, intriguing, engaging, beautiful, funny, sad, captivating. Everything you could want from good short films.’  Lucy Kane MD Time & Leisure

‘The Wimbledon Festival is something special. A fantastic evening was had in the newly refurbished Polka Theatre for the 2021 awards night. My film CANDLE COPS could not have premiered at a better run event. A big THANK-YOU to the dedicated team who make this festival happen year after year!’ Candle Cops Director Tony Collingwood

‘WSIFF is a charming grassroots festival with a focus on uncovering resourceful new filmmakers around the world. The organisers do a fantastic job curating a quality range of up and coming talent, across various genres, and I’m very grateful to have taken part in this festival and won.’ Copper and Nickel Director Chris Shenkman

‘For once (amongst many of the festivals I have visited) the audience was large and included lots of members of the public as well as film makers. It was extremely well organised and the viewing and audio amongst one of the best I have seen.’  What Happened to Evie Director Kate Cheeseman


Huge thank you sponsors and supporters Marcus Beale Architects, Cut To: Plan, Curzon Cinemas and Wimbledon BookFest,  and our friends at the Polka Theatre.

2023 Awards Jury

Dominic Buttimore – Executive Producer
Andrew Chowns – Chair, Directors’ Charitable Foundation
Fiona Clarke-Hackston – Media Consultant, Memini
Deborah Haywood – Writer & Director
Manu Luksch – 
Artist and Filmmaker
Lila Rawlings – Head of Creative; Film and TV for Alfonso Cuarón
Matt Smith – 
Head of Distribution Lionsgate
Nick Toon – 
Director of Rational[e] Consulting

Sponsors & Friends

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