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.

Rich, varied and current selection of speakers and panel experts, great venue and professionally and smoothly run. Fantastic value for money…

Simon Preston, writer

Simon Preston, writer

Why you should come to LSF 2015

  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. Mentoring Labs

    Mentoring Labs

    Get one-on-one feedback during intense three hour mentoring sessions

  10. Online sessions

    Online sessions

    We film most session so you won't miss a thing... and you can watch over and over

  11. Online network

    Online network

    Start networking with over 1,000 writers online as soon as you sign up

  12. Total immersion

    Total immersion

    Three days immersed in the thing we all love: storytelling!

Some of our additional upcoming events

The Rewrite with Pilar

The Rewrite with Pilar

The Rewrite with Pilar will be crammed with tools that will help you rework your words, character and plot, tightening it, focusing it and energising it.

WritingTV with Pilar Alessandra (July 11th/12th '15)

WritingTV with Pilar Alessandra (July 11th/12th '15)

In this two day practical masterclass with Pilar Alessandra, we will show you how to deconstruct your ideas and then rebuild them into marketable projects that commissioners will be clamouring to read. Specile guests Gub Neale and John Yorke former head honchos at BBC and CH4 drama.

Networking Tuesday, work the room with confidence: Day 1 of LondonSWF Festival Week (Oct 20th '15)

Networking Tuesday, work the room with confidence: Day 1 of LondonSWF Festival Week (Oct 20th '15)

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… Feedback from 'Writing TV Masterclass' with Pilar Alessandra

Feedback from delegates at the WritingTV masterclass this weekend. ‘Pilar has done it again! Kind and constructive, energetic and knowledgeable, she gives you the skills to take your writing to a whole new level’. Joy Smith,… MORE

Listen to How To Be A Successful Screenwriter: Patterns, strategies and tactics for a lifelong career

Recorded at LSF'14 with Robert Thorogoood and Amma Asante.

The Actor’s table read was so illuminating – seeing what happens to your script when it is handed over to a director and actors was a complete eye-opener.

Joanna Marie Fox, Screenwriter

Joanna Marie Fox, Screenwriter