What is the LSF?

The London Screenwriters’ Festival is an annual gathering of 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. Come and join the movement and community. There is a full guide and breakdown of the festival HERE.

The London Screenwriters’ Festival is THE place to learn, share and network. What you give out you get back in SPADES!"

Elinor Petty-Smith, Screenwriter

Elinor Petty-Smith, Screenwriter

Why you should join LondonSWF

  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 1,000 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. Script to Screen

    Script to Screen

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

  11. Online sessions

    Online sessions

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

  12. Total immersion

    Total immersion

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

Some of our additional upcoming events

The Narrative Imperative in YOUR Screenplay with Scott Myers (ONLINE)

The Narrative Imperative in YOUR Screenplay with Scott Myers (ONLINE)

The protagonist is the heart of almost every story, yet so many writers don't take advantage of the depth and complexity of this central character. Transform every aspect of your script by working outward from the beating heart of your protagonist.

ONLINE Breaking into Script Reading, Two-Day Workshop with Lucy V Hay (Nov 7th & 8th 2020)

ONLINE Breaking into Script Reading, Two-Day Workshop with Lucy V Hay (Nov 7th & 8th 2020)

An intensive ONLINE two-day workshop that breaks down the art and craft of reading scripts to help improve your own writing, to also improve your feedback for other writers and most importantly, to earn you money as a professional reader.

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

On the blog… Can you write a killer one-pager? The feedback is in…

We just wrapped the very first Killer One Pager worksop with Bob Schultz, and while we did enthusiastially run over, we also guiided the 16 screenwriters present through a very practical process that will take any story and turn it … MORE

The festival has reminded me why I HAVE to continue on this path."

Marc Blaidd, Writer, Actor

Marc Blaidd, Writer, Actor