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.

Thank you for this unforgettable time and life-changing experience. It was magical!

Valeriya Ordinartseva, Screenwriter

Valeriya Ordinartseva, Screenwriter

Why you should come to LSF 2016

  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 Rewrite Toolkit: From Good to World Class with Pilar Alessandra

The Rewrite Toolkit: From Good to World Class with Pilar Alessandra

'The Rewrite Toolkit' with Pilar Alessandra will equip you with tools to rapidly hone your pages, deepen your characters and breathe new life into dialogue. You'll leave with a script that's restructured, reworked and ready for the industry.

Successful CrowdFunding with Stephen Follows

Successful CrowdFunding with Stephen Follows

Did you know Kickstarter has already raised over a $billion for film projects? Is it time to get your slice of that pie? How to design, run and complete an outstanding campaign to finance your film today using proven strategies and techniques. Watch This Session...

Networking Tuesday, work the room with confidence: LondonSWF Festival Week (Aug 30th)

Networking Tuesday, work the room with confidence: LondonSWF Festival Week (Aug 30th)

Talent is great but relationships get you hired. The ability to create powerful new relationships in any given situation is one of the primary factors in the success of your career and that of any screenplay that you write. A one day masterclass.

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

On the blog… 2016 Festival Delegate Guidebook is updated and online

The new 2016 Festival Delegate Guidebook is now updated and online. You can download from the Submissions, Bookings and Information Page or by clicking the direct link HERE. There’s lots of useful (and exciting!) information about how to prepare for … MORE

From the Usual Suspects to Mission Impossible: Meet Christopher McQuarrie

Christopher McQuarrie wrote and directed the recent instalment in the MI franchise, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. Joining and interviewing him onstage will be editor of MI:Rogue Nation, Eddie Hamilton. Recorded at LSF'15

The videos are amazing. Every time one gets uploaded it’s like the festival never really ended, love them. and so helpful!

Tsonko Bumbalov, Screenwriter

Tsonko Bumbalov, Screenwriter