Speaker Feedback

Here’s what our speakers, producers and screewriters said about their LondonSWF experience…

  • Profile_Shot_4_-_crop_400x400‘LondonSWF is a skillfully orchestrated assemblage in which the attendees are as inspirational as the speakers. Together, what we take from, and give to, the LSF experience has an empowering and emboldening effect on all of us.’
    Jim Uhls, Screenwriter – Fight Club
  • ‘I was frankly terrified at the idea of this entire event before it started, and by the time the credits rolled, I didn’t want it to end. It’s run by such a fantastic, passionate bunch of people who clearly love movies but are committed to supporting emerging screenwriters too. It’s a very rare thing, I loved it.’
    Matt Charman, Screenwriter – Bridge Of Spies
  • Day 2_06 Simon Fitzmaurice_033‘LondonSWF was a real eye-opener for me. If you have ever been you will understand. I discovered a thriving screenwriter’s community and a festival that is more like a main-line injection of writing motivation. I literally came away buzzing with the will to write. I recommend it like any new addict, a little reluctantly to share.’
    Simon Fitzmaurice, Writer / Director – My Name Is Emily
      • A7S_37‘I was invited to LondonSWF to inspire others, but came away enriched myself. The Festival generates enough creative energy to light up Regent’s Park. If you’re serious about writing, do yourself a favour and get involved in this fantastic event – the biggest, best run, most productive gathering of screenwriters on the planet.’
        Ted Tally, Screenwriter (Oscar winner for The Silence Of The Lambs)
      • john-yorke‘The LSF is simply the best event of its kind.   Great speakers, great venue, smart, sensible and provocative programming – it should be an essential event in every screenwriter’s calendar.’
        John Yorke, former Head of Channel Four Drama and Controller of BBC Drama Production, currently MD Company Pictures
      • PERLMAN_NICOLELondonSWF has done a wonderful at job fostering a tight-knit community of screenwriters from all over the world. Truly a memorable and worthwhile experience.’
        Nicole Perlman, Screenwriter – Guardians of the Galaxy
      • 624 copy‘LondonSWF is the real deal – an illuminating and entertaining event that any practitioner will get something out of, no matter what level.’
        Gregor Sharp, Commissioning Editor, BBC Comedy
    • Barbara-Machin-SPEAKER-copy‘AWESOME AMAZING SENSATIONAL don’t really come close …it was a tour de force and a bloody triumph and you should feel so so proud not just of a brilliant Festival but the huge wave of inspiration and  positivity and friendship which bubbles up from the event – it’s quite palpable and vivid and a very lovely contagion.’
      Barbara Machin, BAFTA-winning creator of Waking The Dead
    • Lee-Jessup‘What an amazing experience. I am blown away but what you’ve put together, and the sort of serious, dedicated emerging screenwriters you’ve been able to attract.’
      Lee Jessup, Hollywood Career Coach
      • Joe Eszterhas close-up on stage‘I learned as much from the people I met there as, I hope, they learned from me. I had great fun and, from what I saw and heard, I think they had fun too. If Chris asked me to jump off a cliff, I’d probably do it. As you Brits say, “Fucking, fucking brilliant!’
        Joe Eszterhas, Screenwriter – Basic Instinct, Jagged Edge, Flashdance