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.

Dave Reynold’s Script Lab was a career highlight for me. He threw himself into my Screenplay... and built on it with ideas and advice that only someone of his experience could offer.

Nathan Russell-Raby, Screenwriter

Nathan Russell-Raby, 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


    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


    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

Oscar winning Screenwriter Christopher Hampton at the London Breakfast Club (in the afternoon!)

Oscar winning Screenwriter Christopher Hampton at the London Breakfast Club (in the afternoon!)

Join us as we welcome Dangerous Liaisons and Atonement Screenwriter Christopher Hampton into the London Screenwriters Festival family for a very special afternoon (or as we like to call it - ‘Pimms O’clock’) Breakfast Club.

'Seeing Him' Film Premiere and After Party

'Seeing Him' Film Premiere and After Party

Celebrate with us at the London premiere of 'Seeing Him' followed by a cast and crew Q&A and exclusive after party.  

Perfect Your Pitch: One day Masterclass with Bob Schultz (August 5th 2017)

Perfect Your Pitch: One day Masterclass with Bob Schultz (August 5th 2017)

With two months to go, get yourself LSF and Pitchfest ready spending a full day developing the skills you need to pitch your project to producers, agents, actors, and more with one of the best Pitch tutors in the world, Bob Schultz.

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

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A phenomenal blast... an unpretentious all-for-one and one-for-all camaraderie where a stimulating exchange of ideas is organic. I hope I'm invited again!

Joel Schumacher, Hollywood Legend

Joel Schumacher, Hollywood Legend