Soho London Independent Film Festival

Thurs 25th – Sun 28th of January 2024

75 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 3SQ

Shining a light on stories that matter

Soho London Independent Film Festival (SohoLIFF) is a ‘short film’ festival based in the heart of Soho, in London’s West End.

We love films that could make a difference, that give a voice to those who have been marginalised. We simply love great films that are engaging, from the dark and gritty to the eccentric and flamboyant. We welcome all genres and have a particular interest in films with a social and environmental message, films that matter.


Our latest Spotlight interviews – see all here

Thea Cole from SmartPoint talks about marketing your film.

Check out Thea Cole SmartPoint whose extensive career has seen her do pioneering work with BAFTA and the BBC amongst others. Thea joins Liz to talk about the importance of thinking about marketing your film from the outset. She covers crucial information about knowing your audience and how to get the right eyes on your product, your film, your story. Thinking outside the box, they share ideas about alternative approaches to sharing content. A must watch for all filmmakers.

Dog Soldiers and The Descent horror movie director Neil Marshall

Dog Soldiers and The Descent horror movie director has turned his hand to more than cult classics in his 30+ year film-making career. He’s no stranger to TV productions either – Game of Thrones and Westworld to name just a couple.
He talks with us about his journey and some of the laughs, challenges and downright insanity he’s encountered on his personal journey all of which have helped him become the talent he is today.


75 Dean Street screen






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SohoLIFF features live screenings, panel discussions and workshops over four consecutive days, culminating in a gala-night award ceremony to celebrate all the festival’s films! Our Audience Choice Award, voted for by the public, brings with it an amazing opportunity for the winner to have their film poster displayed across Storm’s huge digital billboards in prominent London locations, all thanks to our wonderful Soho neighbours, Clear Channel.

Throughout the year we host our ‘Soho Spotlights’ which provide advice and insights for filmmakers – from industry professionals, covering subject matters ranging from finance to distribution. We also host panels and masterclasses featuring industry experts, which are free to our filmmakers. Filmmakers have an opportunity to be interviewed for our Soho Spotlights in the run-up to our festival and awards night as well.

Run by a group of passionate professionals and enthusiastic newcomers, this is one not to be missed.

All SohoLIFF 2022 Award Winners

See the trailers here

  • Best Student Documentary – Pull
  • Best Student Film – Letter To You
  • Best Experimental Film – Kassandra
  • Best Thriller – Back Into Your Arms
  • Best Documentary – Ithaka
  • Best Actor – Jonas Coppus – Brother
  • Best Actress – Amber Rose Mason – Wild Cat
  • Best Comedy – Thrill of Missing Out
  • Best LGBT – Dash
  • Best Drama – All That Glitters
  • Best Animation -The Sprayer
  • Best British Film – Road Trip
  • Best International Film – The Lady Edison
  • Best Social Impact Film – Hello, Muscles
  • Audience Choice Award – Ithaka


Watch the live awards ceremony here and check out all of this year’s 15 well deserved winner’s trailers. There were some close-run races in some categories.  See them all, below.