Welcome To LondonSWF

The London Screenwriters’ Festival is an annual gathering of screenwriters. With 1,000 attendees, over 100 sessions, 150 industry expert speakers and the biggest names in film and TV, the LSF has become the premiere screenwriting event to attend.

In 2024 we will return bigger and better than ever!

All year I mostly get to be someone's mother, someone's partner, someone's friend. At LSF, for three whole days, I get to be me."

Rachel McAdam, Writer

Rachel McAdam, Writer

Why you should join LondonSWF

  1. Not just a weekend

    Not just a weekend

    A jam-packed weekend surrounded by a host of online events!

  2. Spend 3 Days With

    Spend 3 Days With

    1,000 people just like you... writers, producers, actors, directors, agents..

  3. Over 100 sessions

    Over 100 sessions

    Covering every aspect of professional screenwriting... and we film most!

  4. Pitchfest


    Pitch your project directly to industry execs all around the world.

  5. Over 150 speakers

    Over 150 speakers

    Learn from and network with the biggest industry names

  6. Online Community

    Online Community

    Who knew! Turns out WE LOVE to connect online and from around the world

  7. Script Chat

    Script Chat

    Get intimate and informal face-time with our expert speakers

  8. ScriptLabs


    Get your script polished up with advice from leading industry experts

  9. Make your mark

    Make your mark

    Learn how to get YOUR script produced from the people who make it happen

  10. Get Access...

    Get Access...

    Join our online community with over 1,000 hours of video sessions.

  11. Stoke the flames

    Stoke the flames

    Meet, learn from, and network with fellow creatives to fuel your work

  12. Script to Screen

    Script to Screen

    The biggest movies screened while you read the script and listen to the writer

Some of our additional upcoming events

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

On the blog… Writing for the Female Gaze by Lucy van Smit

AWAITING VIDEO By Lucy van Smit A stellar panel on how to navigate against a prevailing culture. Great advice for any writer, regardless of gender.  Upbeat. Insightful.  Witty. Brilliantly moderated by Sarah Williams, with award-winning screenwriter/playwright Lucinda Coxon, (The Danish Boy/The Crimson Petal and The White) actor Anna … MORE

From the welcome at the door to meeting my peers, talking with the experts and networking, it was a brilliant three days. Can't wait for next year!"

Barry Lewis, Screenwriter

Barry Lewis, Screenwriter