London Independent Film Festival

The London Independent Film Festival is a British film festival that takes place annually in April. It was founded by Erich Schultz and specialises in low-budget independent films.[1][2] It offers a screenplay competition and distribution fair.[3]

London Independent Film Festival
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London Independent Film Festival


Founded in 2004, the London Independent Film Festival provides a showcase for over 100 independent films, presented over a two week period in April on the South Bank of the River Thames.[4]


Awards submissions are made through the online portal Film Freeway, and open in October, closing in February of the following year. Fees range from £65 for feature films to £25 for short shorts.[4]

Awards categories include:

  • Best Low-budget Feature (over £100k)
  • Best Micro-budget Feature (under £100k)
  • Best No-Budget Feature (under £10k)
  • Best UK Feature
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Sci-Fi / Horror Feature
  • Best Female Director Feature
  • Best LGBT film
  • Best Short Film
  • Best UK Short
  • Best Short Documentary
  • Best Animated Short
  • Best Experimental Short
  • Best Short Short
  • Best Horror / Sci-Fi Short
  • Best Music Video

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Cooper, Sarah (2009-12-07). "Jan Dunn's The Calling to open 5th London Independent Film Festival". Screen Daily. Retrieved 2014-09-01.
  2. ^ Rose, Steve (2012-04-13). "This week's new film events". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-09-01.
  3. ^ Kemp, Stuart (2009-12-07). "London indie film fest gears up for 2010". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014-09-01.
  4. ^ a b Official site Retrieved 14 March 2019

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