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.

The Script Surgery provided excellent advice and improved my screenplay story structure.

Gordon Slack, Screenwriter

Gordon Slack, 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 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


    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 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

How to crack Netflix (and C4 and the BBC) with 'IBoy' and 'Humans' writer Joe Barton

How to crack Netflix (and C4 and the BBC) with 'IBoy' and 'Humans' writer Joe Barton

Joe Barton is a writer who’s star is most definitely on the rise.  Having spent three years being rejected by every agent in town, he now holds the accolade of being the writer of the first UK feature to be commissioned by Netflix (IBoy).

Two time BAFTA winner Daniel Mulloy’s powerful journey ‘Home’

Two time BAFTA winner Daniel Mulloy’s powerful journey ‘Home’

Writer & Director Daniel Mulloy and Producer Afolabi Kuti join us at the Breakfast Club to talk about the genesis and making of 2017's BAFTA winning short film 'Home'; and the power and challenges of adapting current events to the screen.

'Seeing Him' Film Premiere and After Party (June 17th 2017)

'Seeing Him' Film Premiere and After Party (June 17th 2017)

Celebrate with us at the London premiere of 'Seeing Him' followed by a cast and crew Q&A and exclusive after party.  

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

On the blog… Actors’ Table Read at LondonSWF 2017 is now open for submissions

Just a quick reminder that the Actors’ Table Read is now open for submissions, and as an LSF delegate you should really consider this opportunity – you can get your script worked on live by pro actors and a director … MORE

The Festival has been the most inspiring and rejuvenating experience of my writing life

Ilesh Topiwala, Screenwriter

Ilesh Topiwala, Screenwriter