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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


‘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!’ 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.

The 2021 Winning Films

candle cops laurel

Candle Cops
Best Wimbledon Shorts Film + Audience Award
Director – Tony Collingwood
United Kingdom


snorrie laurel

Snorrie (Mustachio)
Best International Film
Director – Victoria Warmerdam

copper and nickel laurel

Copper & Nickel
Best UK Film
Director – Christopher Shenkman
United Kingdom

winter laurel

The Winter
Best Animation Film
Director – Xin Li

sands between laurel

The Sands Between
Best Young Filmmaker
Director – Aidan Tanner

like i said laurel

Like I Said
Best London Filmmaker
Director – Jolyon White
United Kingdom


everyday sacred laurel

Everyday Sacred
Best Documentary Film
Director – Carmen Fortea

2022 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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