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SohoLIFF launched in 2020, but for the last 16 years we’ve been holding screenings and networking events at our Soho, London studio base 01 zero-one. A small group of passionate professionals from both film and sustainability backgrounds came together as one for the inception of SohoLIFF.

Now it’s time for you to join that journey.


We want to see films that encourage viewers to ask the questions “Why?” and “What part am I playing in our social, cultural, political and environmental future?”

We want to see people express and articulate their fears, hopes, aspirations and solutions; a chance to create to recreate.

18th – 21st November 2021


Submissions 2022

Submissions for 2022 will be made through FilmFreeway. We are very keen on a broad range of entertaining content across all genres. Engaging films that have the intention to have a social and environmental impact on viewers are very welcome.

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What is SohoLIFF?

The Soho London Independent Film Festival lays the ground for a post-Covid local, national and international collaboration to promote and develop positive environmental and social impact content.

Working with film-makers and local communities to bring together insight, voice and creative opportunity, we encourage filmmakers to listen, feel the pulse of communities and hold up the proverbial mirror to society.

Our festival is also a platform for learning and networking. From our prestigious film-makers panel discussions with industry experts to creating production and project development networks, the Soho London Film Festival will develop as a proactive agent of change not a passive recipient of film content.


The Future of SohoLIFF

Throughout the year we will become a resource of advice and feedback, master classes and workshops that can inform and inspire… We invite questions, engagement and feedback. We want connections to be made. 

New film makers with potential that don’t get chosen for the festival are encouraged to engage.  Advice and support from experienced and more established filmmakers will be on offer to nurture new talent from all backgrounds.

Together with Pear Partnership we want to encourage everyone to set sustainability goals and work to build an industry that will be part of the solution. One of our judges has specific responsibility for social and environmental impact and will be working with the Directors to set criteria and goals that film makers can aspire to.

The Genres:

  • Drama
  • Thriller / Horror
  • Comedy
  • Sci-fi
  • Experimental / Fantasy
  • Animation
  • Student Films
  • Music Videos

Award Categories: [see our 2020 Award winners]

  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Director
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Music Score
  • Children’s Award
  • Best Film
  • Best Drama
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Thriller/Horror
  • Best Comedy
  • Best Sci-fi
  • Best Experimental / Fantasy
  • Best Animation
  • Best Student Film
  • Best Student Documentary
  • Best Music Video
  • Best Actor – Male & Female
  • Best Supporting Actor – Male & Female
  • First Time Film Maker
  • Best Director
  • Best Film Audience Award
  • Best Film Environmental Issues Award
  • Best Film Social Issues Award