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Toronto World International Film Festival

Opening Date: 
April 30, 2022
Earlybird Deadline: 
June 23, 2022
Regular Deadline: 
August 25, 2022
Late Deadline: 
December 29, 2022
Extended Deadline: 
April 14, 2023
Notification Date: 
April 16, 2023
Event Date: 
April 21, 2023 to April 25, 2023
Festival Trailer: 
Festival Description: 
 
Coming: Toronto World International Film Festival® - part of a World International Film Festival.
 
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.
 
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. 
 
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: 
The Toronto World International Film Festival presents over 30 awards to filmmakers in competition, as determined by the awards jury.
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
 
We are going to use this copies for the other festival locations in our system as well as for World Theatrical release if your film would be selected. 
Any deal with the film would be discussed with you first and we will never sign anything without your approval.
 
We accept all accept online submissions feature-length movies, shorts, documentaries, and animated films and videos.
 
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
 
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: 
Luciana Dumphreys OPERATIONS COORDINATOR
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