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BERLIN WORLD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Opening Date: 
July 20, 2017
Earlybird Deadline: 
September 10, 2017
Regular Deadline: 
October 10, 2017
Late Deadline: 
November 10, 2017
Extended Deadline: 
December 31, 2017
Notification Date: 
January 05, 2018
Event Date: 
January 19, 2018 to January 21, 2018
Festival Description: 
Coming: 4th BERLIN WORLD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ®, UCI Theatre.
Mietsache: UCI KINOWELT Friedrichshain, 175 Sitzplätze
About: This state-of-the-art megacomplex, part of a national chain, is the primary venue of the Berlinale international film festival. There are festival movies on the programme at any given time here, and the big releases are often shown in their original language.
 
The World International Film Festival is a global industry event held thoughout 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.
Awards & Prizes: 
AWARDS
The Berlin World International Film Festival presents over 15 awards to filmmakers in competition, as determined by the awards jury.
WINNERS:
ONE (1) OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER
ONE (1) OVERALL AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER
ONE IN EACH CATEGORY (5) NARRATIVE CATEGORY WINNER
ONE (1) DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY WINNER
ONE (1) DOCUMENTARY (SHORT) CATEGORY WINNER
ONE (1) EXPERIMENTAL CATEGORY WINNER
ONE (1) SHORT FILM WINNER
BEST DIRECTOR (1) OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER
BEST ACTRESS (1) OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER
BEST ACTOR (1) OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER
BEST SCREENPLAY (1) OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER
BEST ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION (1) OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER
INNOVATION AWARD (1) OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER
 
All (17) winners will be awarded with the Berlin International Film Festival AWARD.
Awards for BEST in each category.
 

 

Rules & Terms: 
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
 
Warning! Please send your Screener (Films, Scripts, Trailers and Press Kits) online by using Filmfreeway site. Don't send anything by post, use online system only till your get the confirmation that your film is accepted for screening.
 
GENERAL RULES
 
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.
 
An electronic press kit must be submitted to the World International Film Festival via email: info@worldinternationalfilmfestival.com
 
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. 
 
AWARDS
 
The World International Film Festival presents over $30,000 in cash awards to filmmakers in competition, as determined by the awards jury.
 
WINNERS
 
All winners will be awarded with the World International Film Festival AWARD.
 
 
RETURN OF MATERIALS
 
We 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.
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
 
All non-English films must have English subtitles.
Only one online submission per film is accepted.
 
WELCOME TO THE WORLD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (WIFF).
 

 

Our connection
Festival Organizers: 
Ralf Wagner Festival Director
Festival Contact Information: 
Contact Information Displayed publicly
Website: 
http://berlininternationalfilmfestival.com/
Submission Address: 
My festival has the same submission address.
Social: 
https://facebook.com/worldinternationalfilmfestival

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