LOS ANGELES WORLD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ®
The LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is a part of World International Film Festival - a global industry event held around the year in the world’s biggest cities. This around-the-world film festival tour showcases some of the very best independent films on the scene today. It will bring new films and audiences together in locales that are international centers of the arts, creating a meeting place for auteurs and cineastes, filmmakers and movie fans. Welcome to the World International Film Festival.
The World International Film Festival will include the following sections:
Cinema Cinema of Asia, Africa, and Australia
Documentaries of the World Animation
Student and Children’s Cinema
New York City
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The World International Film Festival is a global industry event held around the year in the world's biggest cities:
New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Berlin, Amsterdam, Reykjavík and many others – an around-the-world fllm festival tour bringing together filmmakers and film fans, auteurs and cineastes, great new independent movies and a global audience.
This around-the-world film festival tour showcases some of the very best independent films on the scene today.
It will bring new films and audiences together in locales that are international centers of the arts, creating a meeting place for auteurs and cineastes, filmmakers and movie fans. Welcome to the World International Film Festival.
You can submit your film to one of our locations lake you do with many other festivals, but you can select a festival tour of more than 20 cities and countries.
The fee that a filmmaker pays to submit to our festival tour of more than 20 cities and countries is: $99.
That fee is for submission to the World International Film Festival for 1 year period from the date the payment was made.
If someone's film is accepted at that period of time, their film is placed on the "tour" of the festival cities for the rest of the year, in as many festivals as filmmaker want to be part of.
You will be submitting for acceptance or rejection to One basic festival festival: World International Film Festival - which happens to conduct a festival tour of 20 or more cities.
Main objective of the World International Film Festival (WIFF) is to provide the opportunity for filmmakers from all over the world to excel, and to have the best work selected and showcased in a celebration of cinema, as well as to give filmmakers a platform to network amongst fellow professionals and cinematic artists. The World International Film Festival is looking forward to fostering these relationships and to helping extraordinary filmmakers get their projects seen by global audiences.
WIFF unites cinematic, cultural, and educational objectives by presenting its film discoveries.
The World International Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing new and innovative films while fostering the next generation of filmmakers. It is a strong advocate for social change, and encourages cultural diversity and understanding between nations. It strives to foster the movie art of all continents by stimulating the development of quality cinema and promoting meetings between cinema professionals from around the world.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
World International Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing the spirit, passion, and skill of the best new filmmakers from around the world for audiences around the world.
We are also including and actively supporting not only the finest examples of classic moviemaking, but works that are experimental, breaking ground in new non-narrative forms and crossing over into the video arts. All films will be reviewed as they are submitted, and the best in each category will be chosen to screen at the festival. A jury of industry professionals will then view the finalists and choose the winning selections.
Filmmakers planning on attending should notify the film festival as soon as possible, so their names may be listed in the scheduled program at the venue where their film will be shown.
A substantial number of accredited national and international press, TV and film buyers and distributors also participate. Final jurors for the World International Film Festival will come from a selection of industry professionals in film production, distribution, new media, and festival programming from Sundance, AFI, Slamdance, SXSW, and more.
Submission Guidelines: The World International Film Festival accepts online screeners for submission purposes. Entries should be submitted by secure password-protected internet link to the work on: Vimeo.com or YouTube.com. The link must not be visible to the public. Works in progress will not be considered for competition or screened at the film festival. All entries must be properly uploaded and received by the film festival in DCP format two months on or before the festival event for consideration.
The filmmaker(s) must secure all rights, licenses, clearances, and releases necessary for exhibition. Work may originate in any film, video, or digital medium. All footage must be original. The music must be original or licensed. You must certify receipt of any and/or all releases and/or permissions. All works made in a language other than English must be dubbed or subtitled in English. Please do not send any paper press kits, other print materials, DCP’s, Blu-rays, or DVD’s unless they are requested by the festival. All entry materials become the property of the World International Film Festival and will not be returned. There are no refunds of entry fees. After you submit your work for review online, the link must not expire until after you are notified of the jury panel's selections. Press kits, screenplays must be submitted in English.
SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION GUIDE
If your work is selected, we will post it on our website and notify you by e-mail. We will notify you if you are not accepted as well. Screenplays and Press Kits must be submitted in English. Screenplays and Press Kits must be submitted in one of the following file formats: Microsoft Word (.doc), PDF (.pdf), Final Draft (.fdr, .fdx, .fds), Rich Text (.rtf), Plain Text (.txt). The trailer (teaser), must be submitted in the following file formats: HD [1080p] and be uploaded on youtube.com. The exhibition version (film) must be submitted in the following file formats: Digital Cinema Package (DCP) in EXT 2 format, plus 2 Blu-ray discs.
RETURN OF MATERIALS
will not return screener materials. The World International Film Festival does not give waivers or discounts. The World International Film Festival does not pay any rental fees for submitted work. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
LOSS & DAMAGE
Every precaution will be taken to safeguard films, videos, and publicity materials while they are in the possession of the World International Film Festival. However, if loss or damage occurs, the film festival cannot accept or assume responsibility.
All non-English films must have English subtitles. Only one online submission per film is accepted.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (WIFF).