The World Film Fair, New York, 2018 - the Film Fair Industry's Newest Concept
World Film Fair New York - 2018
World Film Fair at The 68th Berlin International Film Festival 2018 (Berlinale 2018)
At the recent Berlinale 2018 the format and foci of the upcoming World Film Fair (WFF) in New York were discussed at some length, and the replies to some of the queries are outlined here. The WFF is unique amongst Film Fairs for several reasons. There are no less than 75 festivals involved at the fair. The venue, in New York City, is highly appropriate as ninety percent of the head offices of the world film industry companies are located there. To ensure that filmmakers get optimum screen exposure, twenty-five of the most prestigious University Film Departments and Film Production schools have confirmed their participation at the fair, as have ten of the top USA theater networks and twenty leading USA TV Channels.
At this stage it is inappropriate to reveal the companies who have already signed up, but the full list of participants will be available from June 15th 2018. The most well-known companies who attended AFM, Cannes, Berlinale and Filmart have all been invited and approximately 10,000 films and projects will be showcased from independent filmmakers. The WFF has in the region of 50 partners and 450 participants and when the website is updated in June, it will list them all. In addition to Davi Fisher there will be about 100 other team members involved.
Opportunities will be available for attendees to contact various sectors and ask specific questions of the attending experts.
The WFF is financed by various bodies including Intellect Pictures, World Film Presentation and numerous private investors.
Several celebrity actors have confirmed their attendance both at the events and a special Gala dinner which will be held at the conclusion of the Fair.
The World Film Fair is proud of its significant and long-term experience of organizing film festivals around the world. Its creators and organizers are extremely knowledgeable about both film production and distribution. No limits have been set as to the age of movies submitted and a total budget of $25,000 has been set aside for cash awards for winners in different competition categories. Opportunities have been created for mutual exchange (e.g. free screening of work in exchange for promotion) and the WFF is open to suggestions along similar lines.
Apart from Intellect Pictures, contributions to the Fair organization have been made by representatives of nine of the world’s largest film festivals. These are New York State Film Festival. Cinema Los Angeles, Washington Film Festival, Euro Cinema Film Festival, German United Film Festival, Austria International Film Festival, Festival International du Film de Cannes, London Classic Film Festival and Hong Kong National Film Festival. At the time of writing, five highly regarded New York hotels have agreed to be partners of the WFF, and organizers are in the process of negotiating with more. It is anticipated that online screening will be arranged with Cinando, at the main venue (2 locations), the Brooklyn Expo Center and five leading NYC theaters.
Further details, about costs and the procedure to become an exhibitor can be found at: https://worldfilmfair.com/Exhibit
Any genre of film can be submitted, whether short or long. In some instances the WFF will be able to meet travel expenses - this will be assessed on an individual basis. The sales potential of the WFF is immense and the inclusion of the top film universities ensures that new talent will be discovered - the fund for grants for student projects being substantial