Cinema WorldFest Awards is IMDb recognized and a global festival from the entertainment capital of the world, California. We're one of the few that do not charge extra fees for each subcategory. Your film is eligible for multiple awards and in all the categories… for one low fee.
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Tired of getting no awards because your great film was edged out by one with a humongous budget? Well, you’re in the right place.
Unlike other festivals, at Cinema WorldFest, entries do not battle against each other. Instead, films are individually judged based on a high standard of merit. Selected films will be recognized and awarded Best in Show, Award of Excellence, Award of Merit or Award of Recognition. We award not just the film itself but also all the actors and all the crew. The number of awards given is unlimited. Every submission that meets the judging standards will receive an award.
A little bit about us…
The festival runs in 4 quarterly online competitions. Entries are accepted as follows:
Winter Selection (December – February)
Spring Selection (March – May)
Summer Selection (June – August)
Autumn Selection (September – November)
The entry deadline for our next selection is May 31st and the winners will be announced at the end of June 2023.
We will choose our favorite films from the year to be screened at a gala event to be held online in 2024. The overall winner will receive a prestigious CWFA Trophy.
Submissions will be evaluated in the following areas (and anything else that we think you have done well):
• Story (Creativity, character development, impact)
• Special Effects
• Sound Design
• All of the genres (Comedy, Drama, Documentary, Thriller, Human Interest, etc.)
• Student or First Time Filmmaker
• Best in Show
Every submission meeting the required level of merit will win one or more of the following awards in one or more of the areas listed above:
• Award of Excellence
• Award of Merit
• Award of Recognition
We will consider the following submission types:
• Feature (Over 40 min) (Narrative or Documentary)
• Short (Up to 40 min) (Narrative or Documentary)
• Music Video
• Screenplay Short (Up to 40 pages)
• Screenplay Feature (Over 40 pages)
You are entitled to enter as many films as you like during a festival quarter. If an entry does not win it may be re-submitted in another quarter. We prefer online screeners for the judging process. YouTube or Vimeo links are welcome and we will accept DVDs. We also require an electronic press kit (synopsis and poster or screen grab) to post on our site. Following the festival quarter you can request the removal of your promotional material.
Screenplays should be in PDF format
Project completion date no more than 2 years old
Films can be in English, or any other language with English subtitles
Screenplays must be in English
CWFA will not make your property available online
We DO accept partially completed films
Accepted entries will receive an Official Selection notification and certificate. After judging is completed, winners will receive a second email with their Winner certificates.
Official Selections and Winners will be posted on our Facebook site.
By submitting your film you agree that you own the rights to it and are responsible for the content. By submitting you are granting CWFA the right to post the name, synopsis and artwork on our Facebook site. There is no refund given if your film is not selected for the festival.
Filmmakers are allowed to use the CWFA Laurels on their winning or selected film ONLY. They can be used on posters as well as other related media.