After three successful years of sold-out screenings, premieres, and dozens of excellent short films, the London International Short Film Festival will return to Kino Bermondsey to once again showcase the very best of short form film in the heart of one of the world’s greatest filmmaking cities.

LISFF invites filmmakers and film fans to celebrate the possibilities of short film. Exhibiting filmmakers will be invited to screenings and networking events, and will showcase their talents, share their innovations, and build contacts for future collaborations.

LISFF looks forward to welcoming new talent and filmmakers of independent spirit utilising low-budget innovation, and the LISFF Awards will celebrate the year’s best in their genres. See you in London!



LISFF is open to any short film in any genre under 60 minutes in length. Only digital submissions are accepted: please upload your film to FilmFreeway or Withoutabox, or email a Vimeo link with your tracking number to Any related press materials can also be sent to please include your film’s title and tracking number.

All films must be in English, be dubbed in English, or have English subtitles. All submissions certify that they have full rights to use all music in their films.



Submissions are invited, and awards will be available, in the following categories:

– Best Short Film
– Best UK Short
– Best Short Feature
– Best UK Graduation Short
– Best Short Documentary
– Best Comedy Short
– Best Experimental Short
– Best Sci-Fi Short
– Best Horror Short
– Best Animated Short
– Best LGBT Short
– Best Holiday Short
– Best Short Short
– Best Music Video