Nice International Film Festival 2023 is an IMDB Qualifying Festival and 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 I Nice International Film Festival 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 2023 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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  • Deborah Wright

    The NICE International Film Festival was one of the best film festivals that I have ever participated in as a director and producer. Every aspect of the festival was managed with excellence, from the communications with the festival director and staff, to the beautiful festival magazine, to the quality of films that I had the pleasure of watching, to the awards ceremony. NIFF is truly a carefully curated festival. It was truly an honor for "The Great Suppression" to have ben selected for the festival, and then it was a great joy to have it nominated for 4 awards, winning Best Director of a Feature Documentary. It was a shame that, because of the the pandemic restrictions, we were not able to attend the festival in person; however, the festival team did an outstanding job of hosting the festival online. Great job, NIFF! I highly recommend NIFF to my colleagues in the industry.

    August 2021
  • NIKITA HATTANGADY

    One of the best film festivals! They are very communicative from the start. A very professionally done festival with films from all over the world. I highly recommend filmmakers to apply!

    June 2021
  • eric zoa

    It was a great Festival! Thank You for the Award!

    June 2021
  • T.J. Barkwill

    Wonderful fest persevering even during the pandemic. Good for new filmmakers.

    June 2021
  • Mark Rose

    This was a great festival to work with and we are happy to share our film Alaska Long Hunters with new people through this festivals selection! Thanks so much for having us and giving us the ability to share Gods word!

    May 2021