The Student World Impact Film Festival (SWIFF) is the premier platform for showcasing the artistic talent of student filmmakers from around the world. Helping more than 10,000 filmmakers from 149 countries each year, SWIFF offers filmmakers the opportunity to elevate their careers and gain exposure in the entertainment world.

Open to all students from across the globe, SWIFF is the perfect opportunity for emerging filmmakers to hone their craft and present their work on the big screen. The festival's engaging film screening, inspirational speakers, and awards ceremony make it an engaging experience for participants interested in the art and impact of film.

Through its distribution partnership with Amazon Prime Video, SWIFF offers select films the opportunity to apply for international distribution of their work on Amazon Prime Video.

Scheduled to take place during 2024, the upcoming season of SWIFF will bring together the brightest and most talented student filmmakers from around the world. Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your work, engage with like-minded artists, and make a positive impact on the world through film.

At SWIFF, we are proud to offer Official Selections the opportunity to apply to publish their films on Amazon Prime Video, allowing for exposure to a global audience. By partnering with Amazon Prime Video, we provide a prestigious platform that serves as a springboard for emerging filmmakers to showcase their talents and propel their careers to the next level.

In addition, SWIFF offers Official Selections the opportunity to be featured on our podcast, the Film Sessions Podcast. This platform provides a stage for filmmakers to share their stories and insights with podcast listeners and aspiring artists alike.

The Best Inspirational Community Interview Film will have the opportunity to work with The Community Photobooth (TCP) to launch a fundraiser for their film’s topic. TCP is the sponsor of this award category, and they have previously worked to raise $30,000 for various causes.

The festival encourages all students to apply.

Below are the rules for applying. By submitting to SWIFF, you agree to all of the following rules.

1) Your film is a student film.

2) If your film is screened at the film festival, we will not pay a screening fee. By submitting to the Student World Impact Film Festival, you agree that you will not request to receive a screening fee if your film is screened.

3) Films must have been created in 2016 or later, but no earlier than 2016.

4) All films must be in English OR have English subtitles.

5) There are no restrictions regarding prior premiere(s) or distribution of films being submitted to our festival. There are no restrictions regarding submitting your film to other festivals.

6) All films must be submitted via FilmFreeway.

7) The Student World Impact Film Festival reserves the right to reject any ineligible entries.

8) Films must be the original work of the submitting applicant only. By entering this competition, you attest that you have all the necessary rights to your film and/or that the content of the film is entirely your own original work.

9) The Student World Impact Film Festival is not liable for any copyright, trademark, or credit infractions/fees from filmmakers that submit to our festival. If your film violates a copyright rule/law, you are solely liable and responsible.

10) The Student World Impact Film Festival's volunteers/jurors/organizers are not liable for any comments or opinions regarding submitted and selected films.

11) If you submit your film and are selected to screen at our festival, you agree to let us promote your film on our online platforms and social media and will grant us access to/send us materials such as your film poster, official trailer, and your full film to be screened.

12) SWIFF does not provide feedback, nor does SWIFF have an obligation to provide justification for films that are not selected. If you were not selected, SWIFF still encourages you to express yourself through filmmaking and submit to our festival during the subsequent season or to other festivals.

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  • Bruno Carvalho

    It was a pleasure to show my film Good Treatment Agents in this festval.

    May 2024
  • Aravind Mahipani

    Good information updates and active

    May 2024
  • 기화 이

    It was impressive to see the value of emerging movie directors and to provide opportunities.
    Through this opportunity, I was very happy to share and talk about my work globally!

    May 2024
  • It's very nice to be a part of this amazing film festival, I got semi-finalist award, this time, but I am working on my next project, I hope I make it to finalist this time, I am very happy with organisation team, best wishes 😀

    April 2024
  • Harikrishnan E

    very nice festival... encouraging .. good for beginners

    March 2024