Panelists at SohoLIFF 2021
Our Awards Ceremony 2021
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studio Lisa and Matt
Our 2021 Award Ceremony

About SohoLIFF

Our history

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.


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 takes place in mid-November each year, hosting live screenings, panel discussions and workshops over 4 days and culminating 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, giving ticketed access to a global audience.

  • Best Student Documentary
  • Best Student Film
  • Best Experimental Film
  • Best Thriller
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Comedy
  • Best LGBT
  • Best Drama
  • Best Animation
  • Best British Film
  • Best International Film
  • Best Social & Environmental Impact Award
  • Audience Choice Award


Find out more about the SohoLIFF team

Meet the SohoLIFF awards judges

View our 2022 Award winners