IWM Short Film Festival

IWM Short Film Festival is a showcase of imaginative and challenging films inspired by our collections and our role – to explore the causes, course and consequences of war and conflict, and its impact on people’s lives.

Call for entries

Call for entries for IWM Short Film Festival 2017 opens Thursday 1 December 2016.

Entries will be accepted in two categories:

  • Documentary
  • Creative Response 

There will be four additional awards:

  • IWM Special Category: States of Emergency
  • Best Student Film
  • Best Use of IWM Archive Material
  • Audience Vote Award

Deadline for entries is midnight, Friday 28 April 2017.

All shortlisted films will be screened at IWM London in Autumn 2017.

Find out more about how to submit your film
Find out more about our judging criteria 
Read our 2017 FAQs for further information

See a selection of previously shortlisted films on our Vimeo channel.

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IWM Short Film Festival 2017 is sponsored by R3store Studios and October Films


For more information, please check out our FAQs.

Past winners

View past Film Festival winners on our IWM Short Film Festival Vimeo channel.

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