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.

There is a generosity of spirit and which pervades every aspect of the festival, creating a sense of the possible. I became a screenwriter this weekend

Colleen Burns, Writer

Colleen Burns, 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 Screenwriters' Talent Campus 2015

The Screenwriters' Talent Campus 2015

A ten-day professional development programme with two months of mentor driven distance learning / writing. Creative Skillset will support two thirds of applicants fees (UK writers only, conditions will apply).

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.

The First Ten Pages: Good To Great To Getting Produced. Festival Week Wednesday (Oct 21st '15)

The First Ten Pages: Good To Great To Getting Produced. Festival Week Wednesday (Oct 21st '15)

It’s brutal but also true. We can often tell from the first few pages of a script whether it’s worth reading to the end. In this dyamic and practical masterclass you will activley work on your script and ehlp others take their script from good to great.

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

On the blog… What should I enter into the Talent Directory?

As a delegate at the festival, you will be given the opportunity to enter your details into the Talent Directory – this is a document that lists who you are and what you have done and what you want to do. We share it with all delegates, speakers and… 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.

An amazing, amazing, amazing few days! I can’t begin to tell you how career-changing it was, from the pure inspiration of the speakers to meeting all the delegates…

Tom Kerevan, Screenwriter

Tom Kerevan, Screenwriter