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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.

Call for Entries

Submissions are now closed for the 2018 IWM Short Film Festival.  Shortlisting is currently taking place and those filmmakers selected to be screened will be informed by 27 July 2018.

Find out more about the awards and judging criteria of this year’s submissions here or for more information on the IWM Short Film Festival, read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Festival Programme

The programme for the 2018 Festival will be announced in autumn 2018. The programme of the 2017 Festival, which took place in November, is available to view here.

Awards

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.

The winners of the 2017 Festival were announced at the IWM Short Film Festival Award Ceremony on 15 November 2017 - see the list of winners.

More information

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2018 Festival Entry

  • Judges

    More information on the judges of IWM Short Film Festival.

  • Awards and Judging Criteria

    Find out about our Awards and Judging Criteria.

  • How to Enter

    Find out how to enter a film to the Festival.

  • Stay Connected

    Sign up to the Short Film Festival eNews mailing list to receive festival and submission updates.

  • FAQs

    Read IWM Short Film Festival's FAQs.

Previous years' festivals

  • IWM Short Film Festival 2017

    Information about IWM Short Film Festival 2017

  • IWM Short Film Festival 2016

    Information about the IWM Short Film Festival 2016

  • IWM Short Film Festival 2014

    Information about the IWM Short Film Festival 2014