CWIFF: Empowering Independent Filmmakers and Promoting Global Film Diversity

Welcome to CWIFF, the quarterly film event dedicated to supporting independent filmmakers and raising awareness about the diverse range of films made around the world. At CWIFF, we not only run as a festival but also provide a platform for filmmakers and enthusiasts to learn from renowned filmmakers from across the globe.

Our mission is to empower individuals, regardless of their background, to bring their imaginations to life through visual storytelling. To achieve this, we gather audiences in various cities and venues every season, making us proud nomads of the festival circuit. Unlike other festivals confined to a single location, CWIFF moves and adapts to reach a wider audience, creating a unique and enriching experience.

Since our inception, we have conducted numerous workshops that have exposed individuals from diverse fields such as medicine, engineering, journalism, and film enthusiasts to the intricacies and artistry of cinema. Through our empowerment program, we have showcased films from countries like Serbia, Uzbekistan, Spain, Switzerland, Iran, Italy, Nepal, and many others that are often overlooked by mainstream platforms. We firmly believe that cinema exists everywhere, and CWIFF is instrumental in providing the opportunity for learning that may have otherwise taken years to attain.

CWIFF is an independent festival funded solely by the submissions received and the support of our founders. This independence ensures that we are not swayed by any external influences or motives driven by financiers and investors. When you submit your film to CWIFF, you can be confident that the selection process is fair and unbiased. Winning a CWIFF award is a testament to the quality and value of your work.

One of the distinguishing features of CWIFF is that filmmakers competing in our festival are not bound by any restrictions preventing them from showing their films elsewhere. We believe that awarded films deserve recognition and priority, as they embody the essence of our festival's purpose—to educate and inspire through the best cinematic experiences. However, it is important to note that all submission decisions are made by our esteemed jury, who carefully select the films to be showcased during the festival.

Today, you have the extraordinary opportunity to become a mentor to aspiring filmmakers and contribute to the global film community. Submit your film to #CW and be a part of CWIFF—an event that not only celebrates the art of filmmaking but also serves as a catalyst for knowledge sharing and personal growth.

Join us at CWIFF, where the world of cinema unfolds, boundaries are shattered, and creative visions are celebrated. Let your film be heard and make a lasting impact on audiences from around the world.

Submit your film to CWIFF and embark on a transformative journey. Together, let's illuminate the power of independent filmmaking and embrace the diverse stories that shape our world.

1. It is the sole right of the festival to select and reject the film they want and the Jury's decision remains confidential always.
2. For any queries, please contact the spokesperson of the festival. Mail is what we personally prefer and quick at.
3. Films on the elderly, children, and women will be awarded separately.

Basis the entries we have received, 1st Batch of films will be Screened on: 
July 24, 2023


CWIFF: Celebrating Excellence in Filmmaking with Prestigious Awards

CWIFF, the renowned quarterly film event, not only offers a platform for independent filmmakers to showcase their work but also recognizes outstanding achievements in various categories. As a selected participant, you will receive Official Selection Laurels, a symbol of distinction and recognition. To add a personal touch, FilmFreeway allows you to create your own customized laurels, making your achievement even more unique.

For those who emerge as winners, CWIFF presents Official Certificates to honor their exceptional contributions to the world of cinema. We understand the importance of timely acknowledgment, so if there are any delays in receiving your certificates, don't hesitate to reach out to the authorities and ensure that your accomplishment is duly recognized.

In addition to the prestigious certificates, winners have the opportunity to receive Trophies, a tangible symbol of their success. These exquisite trophies can be shipped directly to your address, allowing you to proudly display your achievement in your personal space.

CWIFF's esteemed jury meticulously evaluates the films and presents a range of awards in recognition of excellence in various categories. These awards include:
#Jury Award - Best Director: Celebrating exceptional directorial skills and vision that bring a film to life.
#Jury Award - Best Screenplay: Recognizing outstanding storytelling and the ability to craft compelling narratives.
#Jury Award - Best Cinematography: Commending the artistry and technical expertise in capturing visually stunning moments.
#Jury Award - Honorable Mention: Acknowledging remarkable achievements that may not fall under specific categories but deserve special recognition.

At CWIFF, we believe in honoring the diverse aspects of filmmaking, and therefore, we also offer awards in the following categories:
#Jury Award - Best Costume Design: Recognizing the creativity and artistry in crafting captivating costumes.
#Jury Award - Best Editing: Commending the seamless flow and impactful structure achieved through skilled editing.
#Jury Award - Best Actor/Actress: Celebrating outstanding performances that captivate and move audiences.
#Jury Award - Best Action: Acknowledging excellence in the dynamic and thrilling genre of action films.
#Jury Award - Best Animated Film: Recognizing exceptional talent in the world of animation, where imagination knows no bounds.
#Jury Award - Best Comedy: Appreciating the art of bringing laughter and joy to audiences through humor and wit.
#Jury Award - Best Drama: Commending powerful storytelling that evokes deep emotions and resonates with viewers.
#Jury Award - Best Fiction Film: Celebrating outstanding achievements in fictional storytelling across various genres.
#Jury Award - Best Documentary: Recognizing exceptional non-fiction filmmaking that sheds light on important subjects and inspires change.
#Jury Award - Best Horror/Thriller: Acknowledging excellence in the spine-chilling and suspenseful genres that keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
#Jury Award - Best Black Comedy: Appreciating the skillful blend of dark humor and satire that challenges conventions.
#Jury Award - Best Music Video: Commending the fusion of music and visual storytelling that creates a captivating audio-visual experience.
#Jury Award - Best Mockumentary: Recognizing the art of parody and satire through mock-documentary storytelling.
#Jury Award - Best Mystery: Celebrating the ability to keep audiences guessing and engaged through compelling mysteries.
#Jury Award - Best Experimental: Acknowledging innovative and boundary-pushing filmmaking that challenges traditional storytelling conventions.

Participating in CWIFF not only offers the chance to showcase your work but also opens doors to prestigious recognition and accolades. Submit your film today and be a part of this vibrant celebration of cinematic excellence. Join us at CWIFF, where your talent and dedication will be honored and celebrated by the global film community.

CWIFF aims to instill boldness in the hearts and minds of individuals who may think that filmmaking is not accessible to everyone. As a filmmaker who has created one or more films, you play a crucial role in this endeavor. With your help and CWIFF's empowering workshops, we aim to bring confidence into the lives of many, enabling them to bring their creative ideas to life.

Here's what you need to know to become a part of this educational revolution:
1. Film Submission: To submit your film to the Festival, you must first upload it to a recognized video-sharing platform such as Vimeo or YouTube.
2. Ownership and Permissions: By submitting your film to the Festival, you confirm that you own the rights to the film and grant permission for your project to be shown by #CW – Cinema of the World. Your name and project information may be used for promotional purposes.
3 .Poster Display: Posters of all submitted films will be displayed on our website throughout the duration of the festival.
4. Subtitles: Submissions in languages other than English must be accompanied by English subtitles.
5. Multiple Entries: Multiple entries are allowed. You may submit more than one film to the same category.
6. Film Diversity: We welcome submissions of all kinds of films, spanning various genres and styles.
7. Age Eligibility: The Festival is open to participants of all ages. If you are under 18, please include a parent's name and contact information.
8. Online Submissions: Only online submissions are accepted.

1. Results: The festival's results will be posted on the website within one month of the event date or earlier.
2. Certificates: Winners will receive their official certificates within 15-30 days after the results are announced.
3. Laurels: You have the option to create your own laurels or request them from us.
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Overall Rating
  • I'm super glad to be a part of the Cinema of the World International Film Festival 2023 with my short film 'VYARTH'.
    Thanks for understating the depth and need for the social message that we want to give through "VYARTH".
    It has been an honor to be a part of this incredible film festival.
    May the festival continue to provide filmmakers with a platform that encourages creativity and expressiveness.
    Writer & Director - Vijay Chaugule

    December 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Vijay. Thank you for the beautiful review. We wish you the best.

  • Many thanks to the festival team and the judges for a respectable and high-quality screening of my drama film 'Let's Talk'.
    I must express my personal gratitude to Mr. Parlav, the Founder and Director who took the time to initiate a personal Zoom call with me to express his appreciation in detail regarding my film.
    I am grateful for this warm attitude and hope that in the future I can physically come to the festival.
    Thank you very much for the investment in connecting the youth to quality cinema and for choosing us

    November 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for sharing you heart here. We wish you the best. Keep making great films.

  • Obi Ejikeme

    glad to have been given a chance to be part of this festival, everyone where extremely helpful , will submit my next project whenever I'm able to

    November 2023
  • barbara peikert

    Great, honoured to be part of the CWIFF with PERIPLANETA! Thank you so much for all networking.

    October 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks dear Barbara. We wish you the best for the future :)

  • It's an amazing festival! Thanks to all the members of the team of "Cinema of the World Film festival" and its founder and director, for their love to cinema and for the great work of the whole team. Visiting the festival page, you can realize how this team is able to put his own heart into this work.
    Thank you for your generosity, for the motivation and support of aspiring filmmakers from all over the world. I wish prosperity to "Cinema of the World Film festival"!

    October 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you lovely Olga for all the love you've shown to us. It's a privilege to have your work screened by the festival. Keep astonishing us with your work. Much love :)