Feedback from the LondonSWF 2024


Feedback for LondonSWF 2024 is in and it’s OFF THE SCALE!

‘It’s been one of the best 72 hours of my life. And yes, I was sober!’
Nick Jackson // Screenwriter
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‘I feel a bit like I was in Vegas and I’ve woken up on the roof. You brought the very best mix of inspiring, terrifying, nurturing, threatening, vulnerable, anarchistic and huggy, all at once!’
David Hitchcox  // Screenwriter
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‘What a weekend 😀 my first year at the festival and it won’t be my last! Before, I was an anxious introvert feeling a fraud, but because of the festival – because of you – I now feel confident, motivated, and determined to succeed’
Matt Coot // Screenwriter
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‘I loved every second of every day and I feel like I can do anything. A life changing experience and I am so excited to come back next year’
Olivia Golightly // Screenwriter
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‘I met so many wonderful attendees and enjoyed so many sessions how could I not recommend the festival to others? And what better way to recommend it than saying that it’s so good that I’ve already booked my ticket for next year?’
Ash Walton // Screenwriter
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‘Lot’s of diverse panels, lots to learn, stellar volunteers and a stunning venue. I have never been so motivated to write! I loved how international the festival felt and the focus on motivation and optimism’
Bettina Grasser // Screenwriter
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‘The access to real information, opinion and inspiration is incomparable. Massive thanks ❤’
Paula Stevenson // Writer and Creative Coach
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‘The connections created with other writers and creatives have been magical. Well worth flying from Australia. I will be back next year!’
Rachael S Morgan // Screenwriter
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‘I loved the passion from everyone involved, and I have received some amazing advice! I’ve made so many connections and new contacts, with other incredible writers as well as execs. It’s been a mind altering experience that has really de-mystified the process of screenwriting’
Tilly Upton // Screenwriter // @tillathur
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‘The scheduling and organisation is top tier! I’ve met so many brilliant, amazing people! For 3 days I have been a geek among geeks! A fantastic new adventure and will be a new part of my life.’
Connor Ashford Guilar // Screenwriter
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‘My biggest take away was the discovery that it matters little where we come from, as long as we have authenticity, we have a standing within the industry. The energy and enthusiasm that has been infused into me over these last 3 days has been amazing.’
Soumyasree Ghosh // Screenwriter
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‘The whole festival was amazing! I thought it would only be for pitching, but it was 3 days of inspiration, feedback, and making new friends.’  
Sudeepta Sanyal // Screenwriter
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‘I really felt I was able to step into my space over the LSF. I had the opportunity to have industry professionals really hear what I had to say, and it gave me the respect I needed to have the self belief that I can do this. I loved the atmosphere, speakers, pitching, networking, what a fantastic 3 days!
Anna Haig // Screenwriter
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‘This weekend opened my mind to fresh ideas and ways of finding opportunities within the industry.’
Hank Pretorius  // Screenwriter
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‘I have never been so motivated to write!’ 
Bettina Gasser // Screenwriter
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‘The inspiration and buzz created at LSF makes it unlike anything I’ve experienced!’  Nick Von Schlippe // Screenwriter
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‘The LSF is the best resource for screenwriters in the UK.’
Suzy Miller // Screenwriter
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‘The vibe this weekend was great! Meeting like minded people and hearing stories of the great speakers, this has been a wonderful experience! See you next year!’ 
Jacqueline Waugh // Screenwriter
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‘The Dirk Maggs session opened up a whole new direction for me, I’m really excited to get to work! Everyone at LSF is so collaborative and generous. I felt so much support from the community.’ 
Jacqueline Pietsch // Screenwriter
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‘Don’t miss the opportunity to meet who you don’t know, you don’t know you need in your life.’ 
Kath Kirkland // Screenwriter
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‘The weekend is just such inspiration and joy. LSF is a must for any writer. What a fantastic few days. I have learnt so much and am truly inspired!’
Varsha Shah // Screenwriter
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‘If you’re thinking of coming to LSF, do it! You won’t regret it. You will leave feeling inspired, empowered and excited to work on your project. LSF has shown me this dream IS possible. With hard work, determination, passion and talent, the dream of being a screenwriter can be a reality.’ 
Kay Ribeiro // Screenwriter
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‘The LSF has transformed the way I think about writing. How to create engaging characters, narrative everything in between. The weekend was unbelievably informative!’
James Paterson // Screenwriter
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‘If you are compelled to write but haven’t found your tribe yet, we’re here, ready and waiting to meet you! The amazing insights from people doing the do and leading the way’ 
Michael Van Koetsveld // Screenwriter
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‘This year has been about realisation. Understanding that this can be done and it will be fucking done. Fuck one day someday, fuck procrastinating, fuck negative thinking, I feel ready to just fucking get on with it! I love the networking at LSF, it gives you the opportunity to meet so many amazing people.’
Paul Day // Screenwriter
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‘The pitching session of Friday was intense! But I’ve had more requests for scripts in one day than I have in the last year. And that was only the start of the weekend…’
Jeff Naparstek // Screenwriter
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‘The London Screenwriters Festival is epic! It’s the highlight of my year and an essential weekend for all aspiring screenwriters. At the pitchfest I was able to pitch to my chosen exec, and now we’re going for coffee!’ 
Alex English // Screenwriter
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‘The LSF Pitchfest is amazing! The networking and welcoming atmosphere are the most amazing part of the festival. I leave the festival feeling infinitely more confident and driven.’
Jessica Ostler // Screenwriter
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‘An amazing mixture of enthusiasm and knowledge from the speakers has made me feel supercharged and ready to write that killer screenplay.’
Nick Jackson // Screenwriter
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‘The inspirational and enlightening shot in the arm that I needed! LSF is the gift that keeps on giving. Every session, every interaction helps me to grow as a screenwriter.’
Hector Fiqueroa // Screenwriter
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‘My to do list just got longer, but in a really positive way!’
Alison Chapman // Screenwriter
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‘The festival is a must for every struggling screenwriter. Giving knowledge, tools and community for those who want to get into the industry. Having my script produced by Dirk Maggs before my eyes was a surreal privilege. I feel more energised than ever to chase my dream.’ 
Alienor Goudet // Screenwriter
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‘The London Screenwriters Festival is inspiring and utterly unmissable!’
Ben Gardner Gray // Screenwriter 
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‘LSF has completely recharged my motivational batteries. I cannot tell you how much I needed this.’
James Alexander Allen // Screenwriter
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‘The LSF is a magnificent space for creatives to collaborate. I have had my passion for writing re-ignited.’ 
Navdip Sanbau // Screenwriter
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‘I got chill’s from the Actors Table Read of my short script, this weekend has given me such a huge confidence boost! I’ve looked forward to this all year and it was all I hoped for! A catalyst and inspiration for writing, and practical tips for producing your own films, now!’
Vicky Ellis // Screenwriter
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‘The access to real information, opinions and inspiration is incomparable.’
Paula Stenson // Screenwriter
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‘So much knowledge, so many passionate people!’ 
Estee Poichot
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‘Truly inspirational, creatively empowering and extremely motivational.’
Eveana Von Schwape // Screenwriter
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‘The LSF sessions feel alive! They give the knowledge and ideas to sharpen our tools and dive head first into the industry.’ 
Leonides // Screenwriter
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‘There is simply nothing like the LSF! Awesome, incomparable and has restored my faith in the power of possibility.’ 
Abbie Heath // Screenwriter
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‘Being with an army of screenwriters for a weekend is one of the best ways to spend the Easter Holidays.’
Rosie Bilton // Screenwriter
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