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.

I have a greater understanding of how I fit into this industry and how to navigate my career now. Thank you

Hayley Treacy Pepler, Writer & Producer

Hayley Treacy Pepler, Writer & Producer

Why you should come to LSF 2020

  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

Networking Tuesday, work the room with confidence: LondonSWF Festival Week (Sept 4th 2018)

Networking Tuesday, work the room with confidence: LondonSWF Festival Week (Sept 4th 2018)

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.

Pitching Thursday (evening) at LondonSWF (Sept 6th 2018)

Pitching Thursday (evening) at LondonSWF (Sept 6th 2018)

Don’t fall at the first hurdle. Prepare for an extraordinary PitchFest at the LSF by joining pitch guru Bob Schultz who will transform your pitch so you can present professionally and with confidence.

The Narrative Imperative in YOUR Screenplay with Scott Myers

The Narrative Imperative in YOUR Screenplay with Scott Myers

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. Scott Myers returns from the USA to deliver a one day class that will transform every aspect of your script by working outward from the beating heart of your protagonist.

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

On the blog… Feedback from the 9th London Screenwriters’ Festival in 2018

Each year we ask our delegates what their experience was like, and here’s what they shared this year. ‘After LondonSWF, I’ve changed and developed as a writer and I’m ready to fully commit and do whatever it takes to continue … MORE

Totally immersive writing experience to re-invigorate your writing. So many opportunities.

Danielle Wager, writer, filmmaker

Danielle Wager, writer, filmmaker