Welcome to the third year of the Eau Claire World Film Festival, a proud part of the vibrant and nationally renowned arts community centered here in the Chippewa Valley of Western Wisconsin. We are excited to have a permanent, major, international film festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Our mission is to be thoroughly connected with national/international distribution opportunities, sales agencies and creative opportunities.

Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best Short Narrative Film
Best Short Documentary Film
Best Student Film
Best Animated Film
Best Children's Film

Rules & Terms

Films submitted must be available for EXHIBITION as:
Digital Cinema Package (DCP), Blu-Ray, or FTP download.

Screener must be provided by the applicable deadline and be presented online via either filmfreeway.com or vimeo.com.

Entries received late or incomplete may be disqualified.

Overall Rating
  • Muito honrado em participar do festival!!!!! Abs do Brasil.

    November 2019
  • Tim Schwagel

    A great festival with a great location in Eau Claire, WI. Communication was smooth and swift and the festival seemed to go off without a hitch. Films were properly presented and i got to meet a lot of neat folks. A+

    November 2019
  • Karl Richter

    Eau Claire's a wonderful festival in a beautiful part of the country. It's remarkably easy to get to and the organizers are fantastic; communicative and informative. I saw some great work there, happy to be in competition against the other great work from around the world. Looking forward to seeing Eau Claire become one of those hidden gems that blows up as a premiere festival in the next few years.

    November 2019
  • Communication was very solid, requirements for screening were made clear, submission fees were reasonable and appropriate. I was very happy to have my film included as an Official Selection, as the list of films was quite impressive and I was happy to be included in their company. It's also great that less than a week after the festival, the organizers added approximately 35 photos from the festival to their website - many festivals don't do that, and you end up wondering if the event even took place at all, and if so, how many people attended. I couldn't attend in person, so I would love to hear some feedback about how my film was received by the audience, but I realize that kind of individual feedback isn't always possible. Overall, I highly recommend the festival! Of the nearly 75 festivals my films have been in over the last 8 years, Eau Claire World Film Festival ranks among the best in terms of organization and professionalism!

    November 2019
  • The Blue Marble

    So glad I attended. Great festival in it's third year , screened at the incredible Pablo Center in Eau Claire. Our film, The Blue Marble , never looked better, shown with state-of-the-art projectors and sound equipment. The Pablo Center, just two years old, is world class. Chris and Dan, the festival directors and crew could not have been more accommodating.

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks! It was fantastic having you join us. Keep up your great work and keep those stories coming!!