Our Awards Ceremony 2021
Our Awards Ceremony 2021
Panel discussion at SohoLIFF 2021
Screenings at 01zero-one
Our Award Ceremony 2021
Our 2021 Award Ceremony
Our Award Ceremony 2021
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Soho London Independent Film Festival

Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th November 2022

We are now open for short film submissions on FilmFreeway for this year’s festival.

HAPPY PRIDE for this month! In support of Pride all LGBTQ+ Films submitted during June 2022 have a 40% discount.

Just use LGBTQIASOHOLIFF at check out!!!

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SohoLIFF Audience Choice Award!

Super excited to announce the most incredible prize for the winner of this year’s SohoLIFF Audience Choice Award!

The winner, voted for by the public, will get to see their name, and film, up in lights with promotion literally being spread from one big screen to another, displayed across Storm, Clear Channel’s huge digital billboards in prominent locations across the country…

It’s one hell of an exciting opportunity to maximise exposure for your film, in true blockbuster style.

This is all thanks to our wonderful Soho neighbours, Clear Channel, who have partnered with us to take the festival to the broadest possible audience across the UK, driving awareness of independent film and sharing stories that matter across the nation. A truly money-cannot-buy prize!



“These guys so evidently believe in the power of film, care about your work and want you and your film to succeed. They put a tremendous effort into the festival, and it shows.”

Graeme Weston –  
Produced & Co-directed ‘Going Flat’.


SohoLIFF is a short film festival based in the heart of London’s Soho.

Founded by filmmakers that have been hosting screenings in Soho for the last 16 years, this eclectic festival is now in its third year.

We welcome a range of genres and have a particular interest in films with a social and environmental message, films that matter. We love films that could make a difference, that give a voice to those who have been marginalised. But, we just love great films; as long as they are engaging we want to see them!

From the dark and gritty to the eccentric and flamboyant!! We believe that you can tell important stories in any genre be it comedy, horror, sci-fi or serious drama and documentary – paint a picture.

Films help change the way people think and giving you a chance to walk in someone else’s shoes is really powerful – that is why this festival exists, to support filmmakers on their journey.

Be part of that journey with SohoLIFF and make a difference.



Here are some of last year’s winning film trailers and a few of out Spotlight interviews.

See more of our studio interviews in the HUB section above.

Best International Film

The Letter Room

Best Documentary

KNOX: The Rob Knox Story

Best Comedy



Desi Ivanova – Paris was a Woman

Liz Farahadi talks with Desi Ivanova, writer/producer/actor about how they got a big budget production look with a small about of money. The film tells the true story of Natalie Barney a legendary figure in late 19th century France.

Paris was a Woman – IMDB



Aaron Tuss – The Rob Knox Story

Aaron Tuss the Director and friend of Rob Knox talks about his documentary telling the story of the Harry Potter Actor who was stabbed and killed attempting to protect his younger brother during a bar room brawl.

(K) nox: The Rob Knox Story – IMDB



William Ash & Andy Knott – Joey

Liz Farahadi talks to William Ash & Andy Knott about the making of their film Joey starring John Simm.

The film is about a lonely clown working in a forgotten seaside resort who falls in love and is forced to confront a terrible secret he’s been hiding.

Joey – IMDB