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June Official Winners
Short Films | Webseries | Dance/Music | Animation

About London Web Fest

London Web Fest champions filmmakers from all genres by seeking out new voices and unique storytelling.
Your hard work deserves to be seen by leading professionals in the filmmaking industry and we strive to make that possible.

London Web Fest is a monthly IMDb-qualifying festival that privately screens your work to a panel of invited, award-winning guest judges. Our winners are then screened during our monthly virtual festival. During this time, people can watch the best short film, animation, and web series from the festival circuit on the London Web Festival platform. 

In addition to these monthly events, we also hold an annual awards ceremony with live screenings each December in London's stunning Arcola Theatre. The Arcola is known for featuring cutting-edge work and for bringing the best in performing and visual arts to the world. During our annual event, a selection of award-winning films from the year's categories are nominated to compete for the annual London Web Fest Awards.

We strive to create the best platform for your work, so we also host a monthly Q&A. Selected filmmakers from our Official Selections are invited to take part in our roundtables to discuss their work with other industry professionals. The panels are always full of insights into the short filmmaking process, and they provide an opportunity for artists to network and share ideas.

We understand the importance of film screenings and strive to promote filmmaker projects of all genres.  If you’d like an opportunity to showcase your work and become a part of an amazing network of artists then submit your work today. 

London Web Fest is an IMDb Qualifying Festival.

Festival Judges
Stephen Kessler -

Stephen Kessler is an Academy Award & Directors' Guild of America nominated writer, director, and producer of features, television, advertising, and branded content.

His work includes 'National Lampoons Vegas Vacation' (1997), 'Birch Street Gym' (1991) and one of our all time favourite films: 'The Independent' (2000) with Jerry Stiller.

Asitha Ameresekere -

Asitha is a British-Sri Lankan filmmaker. His short film ‘Do Not Erase’ won a BAFTA in 2007 and ‘14’ was EFA and BAFTA-nominated in 2009/10. His feature project ‘Kin’ was selected for the Berlin Talent Project Market in 2010 and won the Pitch Highlight Award. A member of BAFTA and EFA, he has sat on several international festival juries. In addition to filmmaking, he is also a published author of short stories.

Joan Gratz -

Joan Carol Gratz is an American artist, animator, and filmmaker who specializes in clay painting. She is best known for her Oscar-winning animated short film 'Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase'

Festival Judges

Each month our guest judge donates their fee to a charity of their choice. 

Previous Charities: 

Morag McKinnon -

Multi-BAFTA winning director Morag McKinnon has directed a number of short films including 'Home' which won the BAFTA for Best Short Film.

She directed the feature 'Donkeys' which won a Scottish BAFTA award for Best Film and co-directed the documentary 'I Am Breathing' with Emma Davie which won Scottish BAFTA for best director.

Shona Auerbach -

Shona is a British film director and cinematographer. She was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer and the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Director (Dear Frankie, Pathé), the Heartland Film Festival Crystal Heart Award, the High Falls Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature Film, the Jackson Hole Film Festival Cowboy Award for Best Feature Film...we could keep going but basically, she's a talented filmmaker!

Nick Coupe -

Nick is a comedy producer working across radio, TV and online.  He has recently produced for Spotify, Hat Trick, BBC Sounds and Radio 4, as well as online content for BBC3, Channel 4, Comedy Central and Sky Arts. His award winning short films have played internationally. (Lucky Chicken, 2018 - distributed by Tribeca Film Festival)

The man has comedy running through his veins, all the way up to his chops.

Phil Lee -

Phil is a Sound Editor and Designer specialising in creating customised & richly intricate sound FX for feature films. His amazing portfolio of work includes: Goodbye Christopher Robin (Fox Searchlight), The Danish Girl (Working Title Films), The Art of Racing in the Rain (Fox 2000 Pictures) & Blithe Spirit (Fred Films).

Phil also happens to be the nicest man on the planet.

Kristin Atherton - December
Kristin is a Northern stage/screen actress & award-winning voice-over artist. Credits include: Waterloo Road (BBC), 
Shakespeare & Hathaway (BBC), The Hard Problem (National Theatre) & Titus Andronicus (RSC). For such an amazingly talented woman, she's as self-deprecating as they come.​
Saul Marron -
Festival Director
Saul is a Film/TV & Theatre actor, as well as an award-winning writer/producer. 

His credits include: Gentleman Jack (BBC/HBO), The Current War (Bazelevs), 

Sh*tfaced Shakespeare (Westend).

Saul originally hails from bonnie Scotland but we've yet to see him in a kilt...probably for the best.

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