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Los Angeles International Film Festival

Festival Description: 
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.
 
SECTIONS 
 
The World International Film Festival will include the following sections: 
World Competition 
American Cinema 
Cinema 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 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.
 
MISSION
 
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.
 
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.
 
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
 
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).
Awards & Prizes: 
The Los Angeles 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) BEST FEATURE FILM 
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
 
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. 
 
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.
 
If the film is in ENGLISH - for ENGLISH SPEACKING COUNTRIES - WE DON'T NEED subtitles. 
For the rest world - need. For Spain - Spanish, for China - Chinese. 
Singapore films are better with English & Chinese subtitles in same time
 
- The languages of the film are Arabic and English. 
We provide English subtitles for the dialogues in Arabic. 
Do you need English subtitles at the English dialogues as well?
 
Answer: 
Normally if it is showing in English speaking country, the English subtitle is not needed, but if there is English subtitle, it is ok too. 
I think English subtitle is ok for English dialogues
 
By submitting my film, I am indicating that I understand, comply with and agree to the Terms of Entry and the eligibility requirements. 
Submissions are only accepted through our Filmfreeway or other online accounts. 
An entrant must accept our prescreening process;
 
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. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless World International Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
 
Apply online via FilmFreeway to our Festival and, after fully completing the online entry form, click “submit”. Please note the online entry form will require you to submit a password-protected URL that links to your film in order to be completed, so plan accordingly and be sure the film has been fully uploaded and the link and password work prior to filling out your online entry form.
 
All physical entry materials received by the Festival will not be returned and will be destroyed or discarded by the Festival.
 
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
 
 
Festival Organizers: 
Luciana Dumphreys OPERATIONS COORDINATOR
Festival Contact Information: 
Contact Information Displayed publicly
Submission requests email: 
worldinternationalfilmfestival@gmail.com
Opening Date: 
November 13, 2023
Earlybird Deadline: 
March 10, 2024
Regular Deadline: 
May 09, 2024
Submission Address: 
My festival has the same submission address.
Late Deadline: 
July 05, 2024
Social: 
https://www.facebook.com/worldinternationalfilmfestival
Extended Deadline: 
September 20, 2024
Notification Date: 
September 28, 2024
Event Date: 
September 29, 2024 to September 30, 2024

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