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

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Film Awards (BIFA) Qualifying Festival and a FilmFreeway Gold Festival

Film submissions now open for Wimbledon Shorts Festival 2024 on FilmFreeway 

https://filmfreeway.com/WimbledonInternationalShortFilmFestival

Enter your film by 31 May ’24 to get the Regular fee of only £20 (£16 for FilmFreeway Gold Members) 

WISFF 2023 WINNERS 

Ceres

BEST UK FILM
Ceres
directed by Amelia Sears

Entangled

BEST YOUNG FILMMAKER
Entangled
directed by Kaja Grujic

There's Something Wrong

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

LIVE

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
LIVE
directed by Mara Tamkovich

Storm Chaser

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Storm Chaser
directed by Jack Pririe

Ni Wapiten

BEST ENVIRONMENTAL FILM
Ni Wapiten

directed by Noémie Echaquan and Julie Ottawa

Buzz

BEST LONDON FILMMAKER
BUZZ 
directed by Bryn Chainey and Andrew Brand

Pazinburk Ridge

BEST ANIMATION
Pazinburk Ridge
directed by Martin Bell

OUR 2023 TRAILER

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 of 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!’ Tony Collingwood director of Candle Cops 

‘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.’ Chris Shenkman director of Copper and Nickel  

‘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.’  Kate Cheeseman director of What Happened to Evie

 

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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