Festival Timeline

2020

For the first time WSFF will be accepting entries into competition for both short films and feature films.

2019

WSFF_2019 will be accepting short films from filmmakers throughout the world. We will also be considering feature films for ‘red carpet’ premieres by filmmakers throughout the world.

2018

New for 2018 – As well as rewarding and screening short filmmakers in our annual short film competition, WSFF_2018 will be screening ‘red carpet’ premieres of feature films made by filmmakers who have entered short films into previous editions of the WSFF. Feature films by invitation only.

2017

Open to filmmakers throughout the world. £2,500 cash prize fund. Esteemed Judging Panel and new Independent Screening Panel. Black tie awards ceremony screened live world wide. Master of Ceremonies – Jonah Weston. 7 days of screenings at multiple venues around the historic city of Winchester. Filmmakers networking events.

2016

WSFF goes International Open to filmmakers throughout the world. £2,500 cash prize fund. Black-tie awards ceremony screened live world-wide. 7 days of screenings at multiple venues across the historic city of Winchester.

2015

WSFF goes national Open to all UK based filmmakers. £2000+ cash prize fund. 13 Award Categories. Esteemed panel of judges. Glizy black-tie award ceremony streamed live worldwide. Festival DVD of official selection.

2014

Open to Hampshire-based filmmakers. 1,500 cash prize fund. Black-tie awards ceremony with 200 attendees. Keynote speech by Producer Caroline Sax.

2013

Open to Hampshire based filmmakers. Hosted by BBC & ITS Series Producer Alison Martin. Winning film screened at The Screen Cinema alongside Oscar winning feature.

2012

Inauguration year – Open to Hampshire based filmmakers. Suported by award-winning directors Jonah Weston and Lawrence Walford.

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