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.

PitchFest is a great opportunity to meet talented writers with innovative scripts

Jade Alexander, Devilishly Handsome Productions

Jade Alexander, Devilishly Handsome Productions

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

    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

Writing, Producing, Funding and Shooting your short film with Vanessa Bailey

Writing, Producing, Funding and Shooting your short film with Vanessa Bailey

How did an actress with zero filmmaking experience make the leap to successful writer and producer and what can you learn from her journey?

Perfect Your Pitch: One day Masterclass with Bob Schultz (Aug 5th 2017)

Perfect Your Pitch: One day Masterclass with Bob Schultz (Aug 5th 2017)

With two months to go, get yourself LSF and Pitchfest ready spending a full day developing the skills you need to pitch your project to producers, agents, actors, and more with one of the best Pitch tutors in the world, Bob Schultz.

Networking Tuesday, work the room with confidence: LondonSWF Festival Week (Sept 12th 2017)

Networking Tuesday, work the room with confidence: LondonSWF Festival Week (Sept 12th 2017)

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… Writing, Producing, Funding and Shooting your short film with Vanessa Bailey

Are you a frustrated writer or actor? Maybe it’s time to take your destiny into your own hands and become a ‘reluctant producer’? So… How did an actress with zero filmmaking experience make the leap to successful writer and producer … MORE

A great experience, didn't know what to expect as a first timer but found the three days fascinating and inspiring. Throw yourself into it!

John Liddle, Screenwriter

John Liddle, Screenwriter