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.

I’ve really learnt what I can do to move my career on from this point forward

Tom Couldrey, Screenwriter

Tom Couldrey, Screenwriter

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

    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

    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

100 Streets to Success: Meet Screenwriter Leon Butler

100 Streets to Success: Meet Screenwriter Leon Butler

The London Breakfast Club: How did first time screenwriter Leon Butler convince Idris Elba to star in his script '100 Streets' (released in Jan 2017), and what has he learned on this first time outing on the big roller coaster?

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.

Join us for the red carpet Twisted50 book launch and Awards in London, February 24th

Join us for the red carpet Twisted50 book launch and Awards in London, February 24th

To celebrate the launch of Twisted50, we will be hosting an unforgettable party and awards ceremony in central London on Friday 24th February.

Click here to view ALL our upcoming events, workshops, masterclasses and screenings
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On the blog… Merry Xmas from the whole LondonSWF Team!

Time to relax, have fun, recharge… And get ready for an epic 2017! Thank you for making 2016 so awesome. Love team LondonSWFx www.LondonSWF.com

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.

It was extraordinary, beyond my expectations… What a wonderful celebration of this art form which we’re all so passionate about

Emily Lassalle, Screenwriter

Emily Lassalle, Screenwriter