Crown Wood International Film Festival is a venture of ‘CROWN WOOD CORPORATION’. CWIFF is an IMDB Qualifying monthly film festival held in the heart of Kolkata, the City of Joy. It celebrates films from all around the world with awards in different categories and genres. CWIFF gives opportunity to indie filmmakers to compete their dream project with other ingenious filmmakers around the world. It is loyal to showcasing truly independent projects because we respect your aspiration.

******** Crown wood Corporation (CWC) has its own mission to be in the service of the mass and eager and to stand by the side of distress. As a CWC’s venture CWIFF also will work for underprivileged and indigent. A certain percentage from each and every project submission in the Festival will be utilized for social cause and at the end of the year during Annual Fest of CWIFF the amount will be handed over to any of the social organizations. *********

Every month our honorable jury members will hand over the certificates to the best filmmakers through screening. The Festival committee will decide which winning movies will be screened . CWIFF will screen monthly winning projects in different places across India so that your valuable projects can reach to the mass and get appreciation from cinephiles. Every winner of the Monthly edition will receive our official certificate ready for printing; and will be listed on our web site and social networks. There will be honorable mentions for official selection to those film makers or projects that have not won in their categories but whose skills and quality deserve to be celebrated. Every submitter can add additional categories to increase their probability to win an award. All the monthly winners can receive the prestigious Crown Wood Trophy by paying production and shipping cost.

CWIFF ‘monthly edition award winners’ in different categories will automatically enter the ‘Best of the Year’ competition as Annual Official Selections. At the end of the year our Honorable Jury Members Panel will select Top Five projects from each categories and the winner will be announced during our Annual Gala Award Event. The annual event is a glamorous red carpet premiere with press conferences and gala parties at Kolkata in the presence of international movie celebrities. The participants have excellent opportunities to exchange their ideas, experiences and insinuation. ‘Crown Wood International Film Festival’ is more than just a film festival; it is an endless and powerful connection among all filmmakers and film lovers around the globe.


All Finalists/ Official Selections of each Monthly Edition:

- Will receive the official Crown Wood Film Awards Laurels;
- Can receive the Official Crown Wood Film Awards Certificate (digital format) ready for printing
- Will be listed on our Web-site and Social networks

All Winners of Each Monthly Edition:

- Will receive the Winner Crown Wood Film Awards Laurels by email;
- Will receive the Winner Crown Wood Film Awards Certificate (digital format) ready for printing;
- Will be listed on our Web-site and Social networks;
- Can receive the prestigious Crown Wood Trophy by paying production & shipping cost;
- will automatically enter the ‘BEST OF THE YEAR’ competition as Annual Official Selection

All winners of the Best of the Year Competition:

- Will receive the Official Crown Wood Film Awards Laurels;
- Will receive the Official Crown Wood Film Awards Certificate (digital format) ready for printing;
- Will be listed on our social networks & Website;
- Will receive the prestigious Crown Wood Trophy during the Annual Gala Event in front of International Press. In case they could not attend the Award Ceremony they can receive their trophy by paying only shipping costs;
- Top Five best of the best award winning projects selected by our honorable jury members will be reviewed and will be published in CWIFF’s Official Website.

Rules & Terms
Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your project. By submitting your project into competition in the Crown Wood International Film Festival, you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms.

Submitting your film to the CWIFF is not a guarantee of selection. All the official selection, nominees and the winners will be listed on our website permanently. All the winning projects will receive a trophy, award or certificate. Please note that we do not offer application fee waivers. We treat every submitter equally.

We accept all genres in any language, only with English subtitles. Projects in English language with English subtitles are appreciable for a possible screening during the Annual Public Event that will take place in Kolkata, India in February, 2020 •
Submitting your project to the CWIFF is not a guarantee of selection. All the official selection, nominees and the winners will be listed on our website permanently.
After a project has been selected as a Monthly Winner the submitter will be notified via FilmFreeway and via email. It means that you are now eligible for the awards and you can use our Official Laurels on your poster • Winning categories varies every month depending on the submissions we receive.
By submitting your project, take note that: You agree to use parts of your project (including trailer/teaser/film poster/stills) for promotional purpose. Entry fees are non-refundable. Multiple entries are allowed for each submitter and each entry may be submitted to multiple categories with separate submission fees.
A Submitter’s submission fee will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
Please select the right category while submitting to avoid disqualification. The Projects will not be available online.
We may promote some/all of the projects by uploading their trailers/teasers/posters/production stills on our website and on our social media.
“Best” projects of each category will receive a laurel & certificate. After a project has been an official selection, the submitter will be notified, and eventually the project will be listed on the festival website under Official Selections. The Official Selection status doesn’t mean that your project will be screened at the festival. It means that your project has been appreciated by our judges of panel and you can use the festival logo on your poster.
1. Amateur videos. 2. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations. 3. Projects involving politics / films promoting political agenda. 4. Pornography. 5. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles for non-English films, poor resolution).

The CrownWood International Film Festival is hereby granted the rights to utilize an excerpt from any Project submitted for promotional purposes of the Film Festival. The individual or corporation submitting the project hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the project for possible screening (private and/or public), and understands and accepts these requirements, rules and regulations. The Competition reserves the right to refuse entries. The Jury can remove the project from the competition at any time. The number of awards given every month varies on the submissions we receive.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the CWIFF, 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.


All submitter understand and accept that if their project is accepted for presentation and screening at the film festival, they grant full and unrestricted permission for CWIFF to screen the film/video at times of the festivals choice and to charge an admission fee for the presentation of the digital video program.
CWIFF only screens winners.

Required Legal Stuff: The submitter releases the festival (CWIFF) from any and all liability for damages or destruction of the entered DCP. The Submitter understands that the entered DCP will be retained in a secure facility by the festival, and every effort will be taken to protect and control the viewing of this production. The festival assumes no liability whatsoever for theft, copyright violations or piracy of the entry.
The Submitter accepts and understands that the festival will do everything possible to present the video in the best possible manner but the festival (CWIFF) is not responsible for any and all malfunctions during the presentation of the production at its festival screening. All entries are carefully pre-screened prior to the public showing to assure that the DCP does perform to industry Standards. The Festival (CWIFF) assumes no responsibility for any technical difficulties in the presentation of this video at the actual event.
The Film Festival (CWIFF) reserves the complete right to make changes in the program dates and times and to possibly not screen the video, despite its being selected for screening.
The submitter will endeavour to present to The Festival (CWIFF) a new and pre-checked Hard disk / DCP for the actual presentation of the video at the festival.

Overall Rating
  • Very good communication and nice people! Thank you for selecting my film.

    May 2024
  • Richard Oliver

    "God is good. Thank You to the prestigious Crown Wood International Film Festival for their award consideration win for my new humanitarian film entitled: “HUMANITY” for the children of Gaza. I worked so hard on this film to the brink of exhaustion. Because of its historic, sensitive (and some might say) controversial subject matter. I knew that it would be hard to get the funding I needed.
    So I decided to forge ahead and fund and produce it myself.

    As budding filmmakers, to have our work or passion projects reviewed and acknowledged by distinguished and reputable accomplished judges, is truly an honor in itself and in my opinion, this is what makes this festival all the more special. This acknowledgement my 2nd from India gave me the clarity and assurance to accept that I was spiritually led to produce the right project at the right time in our history. It also gave me the confidence to keep following my creative vision and instincts. To push the limits of music, art and cinema to the next level of greatness. I want to fly down so bad to be a part of their festival experience, if it's God's will, then it may happen.
    I want to again thank the Crown Wood International Film Festival for this award. And I look forward to submitting more of my work in the future. But to be honest I want no awards, fame or fortune for my film at all. My only hope is that it will help reconnect us all, back to our HUMANITY. Crown Wood International Film Festival, I thank you for your Humanity. I proudly accept this award on behalf of the children of Gaza, who inspired my film" - Richard Oliver Jr.

    May 2024
  • It is a pleasure to have our film On the Blue Summer Evenings shortlisted at Crown Wood International Film Festival. It is a great festival I highly recommend to anyone. Thanks so much for everything.

    May 2024
  • Marjoe Aguiling

    I am thrilled to express my deepest gratitude for the honor of “Kill Two Birds” receiving the Trailer/Teaser category. Participating in the Crown Wood International Film Festival has been an unforgettable experience, and this award is a testament to the hard work and dedication put forth by our incredible team. Thank you to the festival organizers for fostering a space where filmmakers can share their creativity. Thank you again for recognizing my work and providing a platform to showcase my trailer, I look forward to participating in future events!

    April 2024
  • John Roney

    Wonderful festival with great communication. Honoured to have my film The Cinematic Ocean: Indonesia receive the award for best underwater feature. Thank you to the organizers!

    April 2024