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.

I’ve run a Production Company for 6 years, done the fest circuit and it’s safe to say LSF was the most electric, stimulating and family like experience yet.

Gary Verby, Screenwriter

Gary Verby, Screenwriter

Why you should come to LSF 2016

  1. Over 150 speakers

    Over 150 speakers

    Learn from and network with the biggest industry names

  2. Over 140 sessions

    Over 140 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 session 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 1,000 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 (Aug 30th)

Networking Tuesday, work the room with confidence: LondonSWF Festival Week (Aug 30th)

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.

Advanced Structure with John Yorke: LondonSWF Wednesday

Advanced Structure with John Yorke: LondonSWF Wednesday

In one day, shift your project from a great idea that is well executed into one that meets the needs of the film and television industry.

Pitching Thursday (evening): LondonSWF Festival Week One Day Workshop (Sept 1st)

Pitching Thursday (evening): LondonSWF Festival Week One Day Workshop (Sept 1st)

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

Click here to view ALL our upcoming events, workshops, masterclasses and screenings
Joe Eszterhas' lab with participants @ London Screenwriters' Festival 2013

On the blog… Time Slots for the 2016 Advanced Mentoring Labs Announced

For the 30 Labs participants… We know you’re all waiting on tenterhooks to receive the schedule for this, so here, without further ado, it is! Karl Iglesias: Sat 9am – 12pm (Acland Lounge) Dan Mazer: Sat 9am – 12pm (Acland … MORE

Listen to RadioLSF from August 18th 2016

Expect tips, tricks, inspiration and a dash of irreverence in this bumper live broadcast where YOU can ask the team anything you like. Ask us about pitching, networking, sessions… Anything, all via the chat widget where you type and we answer on the air.

Well constructed, beautifully presented – a rollercoaster of emotions with a quality cast of supporting acts – the SWF is everything a movie and a festival should be.

Inga J. Sempel, Screenwriter

Inga J. Sempel, Screenwriter