Nice International Filmmaker Festival 2020 is strategically placed a few days before the Cannes International Film Festival in the south of france, naturally filling our venue with a wealth of talent from around the world. This is to provide our attendees with the best experience possible to grow and develop their careers.

Our Nice International Film Festival is all held in one convenient location; All of the screenings, workshops, meetings, networking, industry professionals, Awards Night and even hotel rooms. That means that we will always be there, supporting you and your project from before the Festival starts to the closing ceremony. So we won’t be hard to find, or difficult to locate, we know how important it is for Festival organisers to be on hand and to supply that all important personal touch. How do we know? We know because we already have huge experience in running other Film Festivals and from that we also know how to make it a better experience for you. With us, it will be.

Independent filmmakers and creatives face many challenges; the large competition for viewers’ attention, finding funding and getting a distributor can only be overcome by the industry coming together and creating opportunities for those who need and deserve it. Our Festival’s aim are to create an opportunity for filmmakers to show their work to the right audience at our intimate and relaxing events, and get one step closer to success by receiving recognition for their art.

Year after year we are praised by filmmakers for the opportunities that unlock upon entering and participating in our festival. Workshops, guest speakers, film premieres, financing talks, director Q&As, film screenings, networking events, industry professional panels and the chance to socialise with like-minded people will undoubtedly aid in future filmmaking ventures. This is perfect for either an individual seeking funding for an unproduced screenplay or a finished production seeking distribution - we are able to cater to all. All of this is neatly wrapped in a week-long showcasing of films that concludes with our spectacular awards ceremony gala dinner, where the winners from each of our categories walk away with a prestigious trophy award, in recognition of filmmakers' talents and achievements.

We have built a small by exceptional network and industry experts who offer invaluable business and commercial advice. In many past scenarios, our attending experts have distributed countless films into international marketplaces. We have the people and skills in our professional team to make this happen.

We can create a ripple effect for your movie to be seen around the world - it all starts here by entering today.

Winners from each of our categories walk away with a prestigious trophy awards in recognition of their talents and achievements in film.

NICE International Filmmaker festival of World Cinema has as its objective the promotion of cinematographic art by presenting films of quality and entertainment. The International Filmmaker festival of World Cinema Nice is held a few days before the Cannes International Film Festival in the South of France, so as much business can be done for filmmakers attending if they wish, an annual event based in the South Of France, it is possible that each film nominated may be presented more than once.

Feature films, documentaries and short subjects of any genre on DVD, BluRay or Digital File are selected by invitation from entries to the festival,

Entries must have been produced within the last four years. All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English, we also welcome but it is not compulsory to have French as well as English to increase the possible markets, unless dialogue or commentary is unnecessary for comprehension and appreciation. In the exceptional event that an un-subtitled print is accepted, English and Spanish dialogue lists are required.

International Filmmaker festival of World Cinema Nice reserves the right to use excerpts from submitted work for promotional purposes only. If your submission is officially selected, the festival may screen your film as part of their activities to assist in the sale of your movie for up to 12 months after the festival date.

The Festival is open to the public as well as attending distribution and sales professionals. We work with a number of accredited national and international press we have TV buyers and film buyers and distributors also attending, you will if your film is nominated have one to one meetings if you wish to talk business on your movie.

Official or professional national organisations and individuals may submit feature and short films to the Festival. Films submitted for pre-selection should arrive no later than 7th of March 2020 and must be shipped as per instructions to our UK office 1 Carn Brea Cottage Bath Road Margate Kent England CT9 1SW. All shipping costs of films must be borne by the sender. Please note: it is not possible for us to return any DVD or tapes, but can be collected by you at the festival... International Filmmaker festival of World Cinema Nice policy not to offer comments and reasons for films not selected for the programme.

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By submitting your film you are agreeing to the International Filmmaker festival of World Cinema Nice screening your film during the Festival and using your film for promotional purposes, as well as all the above regulations.

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  • Rachele Wildmare

    It was a real honour for our film "The Paper Boat" to screen at this prestigious festival on the French Riviera. Thanks to all who made it possible.

    July 2019
  • Carl and his team have great film festivals and Nice was terrific!! What a great experience meeting other filmmakers, distributers and fans of film throughout the world. The festival staff are wonderful to work with. This is a great organizations that has international film festivals and markets worldwide. Thanks again to Carl the the Nice International Film Festival for the hospitality, networking opportunities and honoring us with Scientific and Educational Film. Pilamaya NIFF!!!

    June 2019
  • A festival full of wonderful people to meet and create important connections, show your work and be recognised by the industry. The organisers do everything they can to support your film and ensure you get the best from the festival. A step away from Cannes this a festival not to be missed.

    June 2019
  • Kate Sandison

    I can't speak highly enough of Nice IFF. The communications were clear and prompt, the staff extremely helpful and the venue very comfortable and close to transport. The beach is a short walk away and also there is a beautiful park next door. An amazing selection of films were shown - the standard is high all round.

    June 2019
  • GIO KAPTRA

    Super exciting film festival with a huge variety of cinematic styles from all around the world. Directors actors producers have friendly networking at screenings, which can inspire new creative ideas. Stupendous ceremony of awards! Perfect organization and scheduling of beautiful movies. Best!

    June 2019