IWM Short Film Festival is a showcase of imaginative and challenging films, inspired by the causes, course and consequences of conflict and its impact on people’s lives. The festival shows documentaries, dramas and animations from all over the world, including professional, student and amateur filmmakers.

The 2018 Festival will run from 25–29 October at IWM London.

2018 Festival Categories

Seats reserved for filmmakers at the IWM Short Film Festival 2017 awards ceremony.
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2018 Festival Categories

The 2018 Festival will feature the following award categories:

  • The Annie Dodds Award for Best Documentary
  • Best Creative Response
  • IWM Special Category: Making a New World*
  • Best Student Film
  • Best Use of IWM Archive
  • Audience Vote Award

*This special category encourages creative responses exploring how the First World War has shaped the society we live in today.

2018 Festival Events

Colourised footage artistic rendition 2018 - THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD by WingNut Films with Peter Jackson.  Original black and white film © IWM
Colourised footage artistic rendition 2018 - THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD by WingNut Films with Peter Jackson. Original black and white film © IWM
Film screening, Short Film Festival
Peter Jackson They Shall Not Grow Old

IWM London

25 to 29 October

Audience at IWM Short Film Festival 2014
IWM London, Audience at IWM Short Film Festival
Film screening, Short Film Festival
IWM Short Film Festival 2018 Screenings

IWM London

25 to 29 October

About the 2018 festival

  • FAQs

    Read IWM Short Film Festival's FAQs.

  • Judging Criteria

    Find out about our Awards and Judging Criteria.

  • Judges

    More information on the judges of IWM Short Film Festival.

Previous years

  • 2014

    Information about the IWM Short Film Festival 2014

  • 2016

    Information about the IWM Short Film Festival 2016

  • 2017

    Information about IWM Short Film Festival 2017