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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

WISFF opens submissions for the 2023 competition January 1st at the Super Earlybird fee of £5 (and £4 if you’re a FilmFreeway Gold member). Hurry Super Earlybird fees end in February!

Go to FilmFreeway first thing in 2023 to enter your short film or use this button!

Find out how great the films were in the 2022 festival.

Congratulations to our winners last year across all categories.

Thank you also to all the filmmakers who submitted films in 2022, a year of so many quality films made in the toughest of circumstances.



Best UK & Audience Film

Best UK Film & Audience Choice Award
directed by Matthew McGuigan

International Film

Best International Film
directed by Shokat Harjo

London Film

Best London Filmmaker
directed by Timur Bekir

Best Animated Film

Best Animation
directed by Stephen Quenet‌

Documentary Film Twitter

Best Documentary
Love Languages
directed by Jason Osborne

Young Filmmaker

Best Young Filmmaker
When the Clapping Stops
directed by Cameron Perry

Environmental Film

Best Environmental Film
Ocean Greens
directed by Scott Bradley

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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