Our motto is: Make a film. Change the world. The Mosaic World Film Fest presents quality independent work that may not otherwise be seen in commercial theaters, and represents filmmakers and film communities from around the world. We take our name from the famous quote by filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky: "Film is a mosaic of time."
We are looking for competence in the filmmaking craft; work that has vision and spirit; original subjects with well-told stories; and diverse voices. We look for films that represent different facets of filmmaking, and polished productions to no-budget gems.
The festival welcomes comedy and drama and everything in between. We have categories for narrative, documentary, experimental, animated projects, and music videos of any length. We have both student and open awards for all of our categories. Entries from any country are accepted.
Our past MWFF fest judges have included some terrific filmmakers including: Oscar-winning director Dan Lindsay, Oscar-nominated and Sundance Film Festival winning director Bing Liu, Film and TV director Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum, cinematographer Cynthia Pusheck A.S.C., production designer Kevin Conran, educator and filmmaker Camille DeBose, and many more.
The 14th annual fest will be held in person at the Nordlof Center in Rockford, IL on September 17th, 18th, and 19th 2021. For more information on us please visit the MWFF website: http://mosaicfilmfest.com or look for the hashtag #2021MWFF
Submissions for our 2021 fest are now closed. The entry period for the 2022 fest will be October 1st, 2021 - June 20th, 2022.
Award certificates are presented to the best films in all categories as decided by our panel of industry professional judges.
Best Narrative Film
Best Narrative Film (Student)
Best Documentary Film
Best Documentary Film (Student)
Best Animated Film
Best Animated Film (Student)
Best Music Video
Best Music Video (Student)
Best Experimental Film
Best Experimental Film (Student)
Our top prize is the Mosaic Spotlight Award which is awarded to the top feature film out of all categories.
THE SUBMISSION PERIOD FOR OUR NEXT FEST IS NOW CLOSED.
The entry period for the 2022 fest will be October 1st, 2021 - June 20th, 2022.