IWM Short Film Festival

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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 is now closed.

Entries will be accepted in two categories:

  • Documentary
  • Creative Response 

There will be four additional awards:

  • IWM Special Category: Age of Terror
  • Best Student Film
  • Best Use of IWM Archive Material
  • Audience Vote Award

All shortlisted films will be screened at IWM London from 17-26 November 2017. Filmmakers will also be in with a chance of having their film screened at Picturehouse cinemas.

Prizes for 2017 include:

  • An archive and restoration package of up to £10,000 with R3Store Studios Ltd
  • A 12 week paid internship with October Films
  • 5 days free access to a fully equipped studio space or High End post-production facilities at London South Bank University

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, London South Bank University 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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