What is the LSF?

The London Screenwriters’ Festival is an annual gathering of emerging and established screenwriters. With over 1,000 attendees, 100 sessions, 150 industry expert speakers and the biggest names in film and TV (from both the UK and Hollywood), the LSF has become the premiere screenwriting event to attend. Full guide and breakdown of the festival HERE.

Awesome! A unique chance to spend time in conversation with a lot of people in senior positions in the industry…

Nik Bower, Ingenious Media

Nik Bower, Ingenious Media

Why you should come to LSF 2017

  1. Over 150 speakers

    Over 150 speakers

    Learn from and network with the biggest industry names

  2. Over 140 sessions

    Over 140 sessions

    Covering every aspect of professional screenwriting... and we film most!

  3. Spend 3 Days With...

    Spend 3 Days With...

    1,000 people just like you - writers, producers, actors, directors, agents...

  4. Festival Week

    Festival Week

    Come to a week of cost effective, killer one day workshops and get the edge

  5. Script chat

    Script chat

    Get intimate and informal face-time with our expert speakers

  6. Pitchfest


    Pitch your project to producers, agents and commissioners

  7. Network events

    Network events

    Mingle with 750 professionals at our networking parties

  8. Get Performed

    Get Performed

    Get your script worked on live by pro actors and directors in closed sessions.

  9. Awards


    Come to the annual British Screenwriters' Awards hosted by LondonSWF

  10. Mentoring Labs

    Mentoring Labs

    Get one-on-one feedback during intense three hour mentoring sessions

  11. Script To Screen

    Script To Screen

    The biggest movies screened while you read the script and listen to the writer

  12. Online sessions

    Online sessions

    We film most session so you won't miss a thing... and you can watch over and over

  13. Superhero Staff

    Superhero Staff

    We have the BEST support staff, always ready to help you

  14. Online network

    Online network

    Start networking with over 1,000 writers online as soon as you sign up

  15. Total immersion

    Total immersion

    Three days immersed in the thing we all love: storytelling!

Some of our additional upcoming events

The 21st Century Storyteller with Linda Aronson (Oct 22nd / 23rd)

The 21st Century Storyteller with Linda Aronson (Oct 22nd / 23rd)

Have You Got A Great Story That Just Won’t Work In The Traditional Three Act Structure? Join Linda Aronson for this two day tour de force masterclass in modern non linear storytelling.

Breaking Into Script Reading, 2 day workshop with Lucy V Hay (Feb 11th and 12th '17)

Breaking Into Script Reading, 2 day workshop with Lucy V Hay (Feb 11th and 12th '17)

An intensive two-day workshop that breaks down the art and craft of reading scripts to help improve your own writing, to also improve your feedback for other writers and most importantly, to earn you money as a professional reader.

The First Draft with Pilar (March 18th and 19th)

The First Draft with Pilar (March 18th and 19th)

If you have great ideas but consistently procrastinate or get stuck before you even get it on the page, this intensive, highly practical and immediately useful workshop with Hollywood screenwriting teacher Pilar Alessandra will transform both your ideas and your writing process.

Click here to view ALL our upcoming events, workshops, masterclasses and screenings

On the blog… ‘Die Hard’ Screenwriter joins LondonSWF’17… Ultra Early Bird Extended

‘Yipe-ki-yay LSF!’ Jeb Stuart, screenwriter of ‘Die Hard’ joins next years line-up for the London Screenwriters’ Festival 2017… And we have just extended the ultra-early bird discount until November 2nd as we have been contacted by so many people asking … MORE

Listen to RadioLSF from August 18th 2016

Expect tips, tricks, inspiration and a dash of irreverence in this bumper live broadcast where YOU can ask the team anything you like. Ask us about pitching, networking, sessions… Anything, all via the chat widget where you type and we answer on the air.

I’m not aware of another screenwriting course where you can get that kind of intensive input from such an experienced bunch of people, who are currently active and working in the business.

Rachel Paterson

Rachel Paterson