Our 2021 Award Ceremony
Our Awards Ceremony 2021
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studio Lisa and Matt


SohoLIFF launched in 2020, but for the last 16 years we’ve been holding screenings and networking events at our Soho studio base, 01 zero-one, in the heart of London’s West End.

We are an ever-expanding group of passionate professionals from both film and media backgrounds, sharing a growing platform for creative minds to come together.

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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We want to see people express and articulate their fears, hopes, aspirations, joys and solutions.

Our festival is also a platform for learning and networking, advice and feedback, creating production and project development networks.

We hold panels with industry experts and masterclasses that are free to our filmmakers. We also promote our filmmakers with interviews in our TV studio, on social media and with our press partners.

Throughout the year we run our series – The SohoLIFF Spotlights – to provide advice and insights for filmmakers from industry professionals; everything from finance to distribution.

New film makers with potential that don’t get chosen for the festival are encouraged to engage, then evolve and grow with advice and support from experienced and more established filmmakers.

What and When is SohoLIFF?

The film festival in mid-November each year hosts live screenings, panels and workshops over 4 days and culminates in a grand finale prize giving award ceremony on the Sunday evening, where all contributions are celebrated.

This is a red carpet event and a chance to glam up and applaud your films! Alongside the live event we also stream the festival and its selections via the video on demand platform Cinenso, giving ticketed access to a global audience..

The Genres:

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

Award Categories: [see our 2021 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