Washington Film Festival

Opening Date: 
September 06, 2021
Earlybird Deadline: 
January 06, 2022
Regular Deadline: 
May 18, 2022
Late Deadline: 
September 06, 2022
Extended Deadline: 
September 27, 2022
Notification Date: 
September 30, 2022
Event Date: 
October 01, 2022 to October 02, 2022
Festival Description: 
The main goal of Washington Film Festival is to present the most exciting and inspiring new works on film being made today, and equally, to promote an understanding and appreciation of the world through moving pictures. 
We welcome you improve troupes, repertoire theatre companies, film makers, workshops, casting directors, performers, and artists of all kinds to call us home.
At Washington Film Festival, you'll have a supportive community with an expansive industry network, experienced, knowledgeable film festival professionals. 

Awards 2019:



Awards & Prizes: 
Best Film; Best Short Film; Best Producer; Best Score Special Award; Best Narrative Feature; Best Foreign Film; Best Narrative Short; Best Music Video; Best Documentary Feature; Best Screenplay; Best Documentary Short; Best Student Film; Best Experimental; Best Animation; Best Director; Best Actor; Best Actress; Best Film Audience Award; Best Actor Audience Award; Best Actress Audience Award;
Rules & Terms: 
1. Submission Format 
Any online submission
2. Submission Eligibility 
- There is no premiere policy for short films and music videos. 
- Works-in-progress and films with distribution are accepted.
3. Premiere Status 
- There is no Premiere policy for short films and music videos, they may have screened at other Festivals and/or online.
4. Submission Fee 
All submissions for WASHINGTON FILM FESTIVAL are to be paid by credit card. The submission fee is non-refundable.
5. Shipping 
All shipping and postage costs for the submission package and, if the film is selected for the Festival, for all DVDs and additional materials sent to and returned from WASHINGTON FILM FESTIVAL must be borne by the submitting party. WASHINGTON FILM FESTIVAL will not accept Cash On Delivery shipments. WASHINGTON FILM FESTIVAL will not absorb any fees incurred in USA customs. All charges must be pre-paid. WASHINGTON FILM FESTIVAL will not accept submissions if customs and delivery fees have not been paid by the submitting party.
6. Selection of Films 
Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria: 
- Quality of narrative and production values 
- Independent nature of the production
7. Notification
Successful submissions will receive an online Filmmaker Festival Pack that will include important information on shipping the film to the Festival, press and publicity, guest accreditation, contact information and how to make the most of participating in the Festival.
8. Festival Screenings 
Any online submission
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Dear Festival Director and

Dear Festival Director and Team 

Thank you for selecting Our feature film TARA the journey of love & passion. 
its an honour for our film and team .

Great Film Festival amazing experience .

God bless you and your team for making this event grand & successful

Warm regards

Kumar Raj ( Producer & Director )

Umair Siddiqui ( Film Festival Director )
C: +919773503615
Kumar Raj Productions


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Great, and a truly

Great, and a truly independent voice in screening new work. Thank you. 
As much of fewstivals have been taken over by Hollwood, it is noteworthy that this fewstival showcased a braver brew. 

What that means is also an audience that actually watches film and asks questions. As a film maker, there is nothing that will keep you as honest as sitting in the same large dark cinema as you audience, hear and feel their every breath, smile, whimper, laughter... you will be there when their hand stops moving in the pop corn bag, freezes still - and with mouth open they lean forward giving your film their every ounce of attention. Time stands still for you. The opoosite for them. And you made all that happen with you craft. 

Well done foiks, well done. 


Johan Liedgren


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Our special comments 

Our special comments 

We are very proud & glad for our feature film " Tara the journey of love & passion "  film team to be part of your prestigious film festival .

We have suggestions which we would like to put forward for positive improvement of our film festival to grow & become worlds no1 film festival & we will be happy to contribute positive suggestions in the growth of your film festival .

a)  PRESS INCLUDING  TV , RADIO , FILM MAGAZINES , ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINES , EVENT COMPANIES , MAGAZINES , E -NEWS PAPERS   has to be invited by your festival coordinator has to  send our invitations to entire press to cover the event .  regular press releases send before and after the event .

b) The consulates of all countries to be invited 

c) Govt officials , minsters to be invited 

d) Big sponsors to be invited 

e) The tourism ministry & tourism department to be notified in advance to include the film festivals in all their publicity & printouts 

f) There has to be advertisement / publicity in local news papaers & on billboards which are sponsored .

g)  Big names in show biz in the country have to be invited to make the event successful

h) Tie up with colleges & schools  to ensure all seats are filled up during all screenings and award function no seat should be empty .

i ) Have interns for the film festival taken from media colleges where by you have 30 interns to help during the film festival 

j) There should be photographers interns from photography college . there should be 25 photographers clicking pics .

k) Red carpers have to be bigger 

l) The publicity boards for taking pix in front have to be bigger & better 

m) The  directors -producers & lead actress have to be sponsored to fly down for film festival  with help of big sponsors .

n) Sponsors you have to tie up with biggest advertising companies , event management companies radio , billboard & tv companies for big sponsorship tie ups 

o) You can get sponsors form various consulates , govt bodies , event management companies , film commissions etc .

Good luck i can keep going on 

Would love you to succeed in very big way & become no 1 in world , we are there to stand by you all the time we promise you .

Good luck 

God bless you 

Best regards 

Kumar Raj ( Producer & Director )

Kumar Raj Productons


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