Audience at IWM Short Film Festival 2014
IWM London, Audience at IWM Short Film Festival

Featuring documentaries, dramas and animations - IWM Short Film Festival is a showcase of challenging, inspiring and experimental films inspired by IWM’s collections. Exploring the causes, course and consequences of conflict and its impact on people’s lives, the festival accepts submission from across the globe.

Launched in 2001 as a student competition, the calibre of submissions has increased year on year. In 2007 the festival expanded to include the work of amateur filmmakers, and again in 2014 allowing professional filmmakers to submit for the first time. The festival has grown to include not only screenings but also an exciting programme of innovative events exploring the festival themes.

IWM Short Film Festival has developed partnerships with October Films, R3Store Studios Ltd, Kings College London, London Southbank University and R3el.com who have supported the Festival through prize sponsorship and student placements.

IWM London

IWM Short Film Festival

IWM London

IWM Short Film Festival

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.

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