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London International Film Festival

Opening Date: 
May 06, 2021
Earlybird Deadline: 
January 05, 2022
Regular Deadline: 
April 22, 2022
Late Deadline: 
May 01, 2022
Extended Deadline: 
May 18, 2022
Notification Date: 
May 25, 2022
Event Date: 
May 28, 2022 to May 29, 2022
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Festival Description: 

 

London International Film Festival® highlights a selection of the best films in Europe and the at Henry Wood Place 2 Riding House St, London, W1W 7FA.
 
The London International Film Festival is a part of a global Industry event.
 
The World International Film Festival is 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.
 
 
FILM CATEGORIES IN THE WORLD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
 
Narrative Feature (Submit online link.) 
Any Narrative film over 75 mins.
 
Documentary Feature (Submit online link.) 
Documentary is a non-fictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record. Documentary is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality: a creative work of non-fiction, intended for cinema or TV release. Any Documentary Film over 75 mins. will be considered in this category.
 
Animation Feature (Submit online link.) 
Any type of film that is animated and over 75 mins. will be considered in this category.
 
Experimental Feature (Submit online link.) 
Experimental is an artistic film creation relying less on traditional narrative structure and more on the visual arts and the essence of non-traditional cinema. Any Experimental film over 75 mins. will be considered in this category.
 
Music Feature (Submit online link.) 
Music is an art form, entertainment, or activity which involves organized sound and varies according to culture. Any film that primarily makes use of music in its creation, performance, significance, and even its definition, will be considered in this category.
 
Foreign Language Feature (Submit online link.) 
Any film in a language other than English. Narrative Short (Submit online link.) Any film less than 75 mins.
 
Documentary Short (Submit online link.) 
Any Documentary film under 75 mins. will be considered in this category.
 
Animation Short (Submit online link.) 
Any type of film that is animated and under 75 min.s will be considered into this category. Foreign Language Short (Submit online link.) Any short film in a language other than English.
 
Music Short (Submit online link.)
 
Experimental Short (Submit online link.) 
Any Experimental film under 75 mins. will be considered in this category.
 
Feature Script (Submit online link.) 
Any script over 130 pages, please submit In pdf format.
 
Short Script (Submit online link.) Any script under 60 pages.
 
Best Television Series Drama (Submit online link.)
 
Best Television Comedy Series (Submit online link.)
 
Best Television Mini-Series (Submit online link.)
 
Best Television Documentary (Submit online link.)
 
Best Foreign Language Television Drama (Online link) Any television drama in a language other than English.
 
SECTIONS 
 
The World International Film Festival will include the following sections: 
World Competition 
American Cinema 
European Cinema 
of Asia, Africa, and Australia 
Documentaries of the World Animation 
Student and Children’s Cinema
 
INTERNATIONAL LOCATIONS 
 
New York City 
Los Angeles 
Toronto 
London 
Hong Kong 
Singapore 
Brisbane 
Berlin 
Rome 
Vienna 
Amsterdam 
Reykjavik 
Athens 
Geneva
 
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
 
The 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
 
The 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. 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.
 
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.
 

 

Awards & Prizes: 
WINNERS In the following categories:
 
  • GRAND JURY AWARD 
  • AUDIENCE AWARD 
  • BEST FEATURE FILM 
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY 
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT 
  • BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM 
  • BEST SHORT FILM 
  • BEST DIRECTOR GRAND JURY AWARD 
  • BEST ACTRESS GRAND JURY AWARD 
  • BEST ACTOR GRAND JURY AWARD 
  • BEST SCREENPLAY GRAND JURY WINNER 
  • BEST ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION GRAND JURY WINNER 
  • INNOVATION AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER
 
All winners will be awarded with the World International Film Festival AWARD.
Rules & Terms: 
Any filmmaker can submit his Screener (Films, Scripts, Trailers and Press Kits). 
 
Entries may be only entered as an online screener. 
Entrant agrees to grant Film Festival permission for accepted films and related marketing materials to be reproduced and distributed - in whole or in part - SOLELY for purposes of jurying, education, and promotion of the festival. 
The Screenplays and Press Kits must be submitted in the following file formats: 
 
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
 
Entrant hereby represents and warrants that as of the submission of this Entry Form and at all times thereafter: Entrant has all requisite power, authority, and approvals to sign this Entry Form and grant the rights granted in this Entry Form; Entrant has all right, title, and interest in and to the Work for the purposes outlined in this Entry Form, and has cleared all copyrighted material (e.g., music and stock footage) included in the Work; Neither the Work nor any of its elements infringes upon the copyrights or trademarks of any person or entity; and The exhibition and public performance of the Work will not violate the rights to privacy of any person, constitute defamation against any person, or in any other way violate the rights of any person or entity.
 
Great care will be taken with entries while with us, however we cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage incurred en route, or due to normal wear and tear
 
By submitting a film through FilmFreeway, the Filmmaker agree to grant the Festival the right to use the title, synopsis, and trailer of the Film for advertisement purposes, including use of those materials on the Festival's website. The links to submission screeners should be publicly closed.
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Festival Organizers: 
Eldora Osuji OPERATIONS COORDINATOR
Luciana Dumphreys OPERATIONS COORDINATOR
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