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.

To get so many high powered and practical people to the festival is a terrific achievement. I've benefited and it's more than worth the cost.

Ed Griffiths, Screenwriter

Ed Griffiths, Screenwriter

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

The Craft: Advanced Fundamentals of Screenwriting with Lucy V Hay

The Craft: Advanced Fundamentals of Screenwriting with Lucy V Hay

The Craft: Advanced Fundamentals of Screenwriting is a must for any writer who needs to get laser focus on their actual pages and elevate their projects from 'good' to 'recommend'. So, buckle up and prepare to massively transform your writing!  

Advanced Structure: 2 day Masterclass with John Yorke (Nov 30th and Dec 1st)

Advanced Structure: 2 day Masterclass with John Yorke (Nov 30th and Dec 1st)

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

Networking Tuesday, work the room with confidence: Festival Week (April 14th 2020)

Networking Tuesday, work the room with confidence: Festival Week (April 14th 2020)

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… How I Found Success At LondonSWF… by Lucy Linger

Getting to a key event a little early is always a good idea at LSF but sometimes it can be the most important part of the whole festival! Don’t ever stand looking at your phone at an LSF event. That’s … MORE

LSF covers more in three days than most screenwriting courses cover in several months – brilliant!

Eva Adams, Screenwriter

Eva Adams, Screenwriter