What is the LSF?

The London Screenwriters’ Festival is an annual gathering of 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. Come and join the movement and community. There is a full guide and breakdown of the festival HERE.

The experience of Pitchfest was terrifying but worthwhile as I learned so much by trying something outside of my comfort zone.

Siobhan McKiernan

Siobhan McKiernan

Why you should come to LSF 2020

  1. Over 150 speakers

    Over 150 speakers

    Learn from and network with the biggest industry names

  2. Over 100 sessions

    Over 100 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 sessions 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 3,000 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

London Screenwriters’ Festival Xmas Party at Vout-O-Reenes, club for the Surrealistically Distinguished

London Screenwriters’ Festival Xmas Party at Vout-O-Reenes, club for the Surrealistically Distinguished

Join the team for the BEST Xmas party of the year! Half of proceeds go to charity.

Advanced Structure: 2 day Masterclass with John Yorke (April 6th and 7th 2019)

Advanced Structure: 2 day Masterclass with John Yorke (April 6th and 7th 2019)

From Procedural to Longform, terrestrial to Netflix and beyond…Two day screenwriting masterclass and workshop with the outstanding John Yorke.

Breaking Into Script Reading, 2 day workshop with Lucy V Hay (June 22nd & 23rd 2019)

Breaking Into Script Reading, 2 day workshop with Lucy V Hay (June 22nd & 23rd 2019)

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.

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

On the blog… In praise of the smaller more intimate sessions at LondonSWF

I know from feedback that we get from delegates, that they love the idea of the big name speakers, the large hall, the buzz… Often it’s why people buy tickets. But I also know that more often, people report that … MORE

The feedback from those I pitched to was priceless.

Bianca Rowena, Screenwriter

Bianca Rowena, Screenwriter