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.

The Elevator Pitch was brilliant – very kind of him to listen to me blither on about my film.

Jim Eaves, Screenwriter

Jim Eaves, Screenwriter

Why you should come to LSF 2017

  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

Sherlock: In Conversation with Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue

Sherlock: In Conversation with Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue

Three of the UK's most high functioning creatives join us for this special session focusing on the brilliant and phenomenally successful Sherlock. FREE for delegates of the 2017 London Screenwriters' Festival, otherwise £15.

SOLD OUT Networking Tuesday, work the room with confidence: LondonSWF Festival Week (Sept 12th 2017)

SOLD OUT Networking Tuesday, work the room with confidence: LondonSWF Festival Week (Sept 12th 2017)

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: From Procedural to Longform, terrestrial to Netflix and beyond… With John Yorke

Advanced Structure: From Procedural to Longform, terrestrial to Netflix and beyond… With John Yorke

In one day, shift your project from a great idea that is well executed into one that meets the needs of the emerging long story form machine that is Netflix and other online platforms.

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

On the blog… The British Screenwriters’ Awards 2017

This year or the fourth time the writing community gathered together to celebrate the best and brightest among us and laud our craft, without which not much good film or TV would exist at all. This night is ours, it’s … MORE

The result for me was 5 script requests, 4 treatment requests and a "call me". These opportunities are all down to the LSF

Dee Chilton, Screenwriter

Dee Chilton, Screenwriter