TWIFF is dedicated to showcasing new and innovative films while fostering the next generation of filmmakers. The festival also seeks to serve the community by presenting unique programs that educate, inspire, engage and challenge a diverse audience through the art of film. The festival provides a platform to introduce their films to the broadest possible audience. TWIFF is committed to providing opportunities to fellow filmmakers and all others in bringing cinematographic arts and other related entertainment products through high-profile community events, talent, productions and films from around the country and the world.

Awards & Prizes


Rules & Terms

1.Entries must have been produced worldwide within five years.
2. Label DVD with the Film Title and Telephone Number. Please do not label the disc with paper or stickers otherwise it may render the disc unplayable.
3.Non-English submissions must be subtitled or dubbed. A separate list of translated dialogues will not be accepted.
4.The entry fee is per category.
5.If shipping preview copy by a method that includes a signature upon delivery, please waive the signature requirement.
6.Entries will not be returned.
7.By submitting your film, TWIFF is hereby granted the right to utilize any excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
8.The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
9.The Competition reserves the right to refuse entries.
10.The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless TWIFF from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

13 Reviews

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    Brandon Katcher

    Fantastic festival. Very well designed and executed. We had a great turnout for our screening and Q&A, and the awards night was put together very well. We are very honored to have had our film as a part of the World's Independent Film Festival!

    October 2017
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    Daniel Mentz

    Thank you, TWIFF, so much for crowning our feature 'Slipaway' with BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE! We are so bummed that we couldn't attend in person, but we will surely submit our next project to you. The communication with the staff and organizers was fantastic! We are so happy we could be part of TWIFF 2017!

    October 2017
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    Nancy wennan zhang

    Great festival! It's absolutely my honor to be part of This festival.

    October 2017
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    Michael Snyder

    The festival is in a great location in the heart of San Francisco. They put in the extra effort to have a wine reception and a red carpet night for the awards. Very delightful and accommodating people to work with on the TWIFF team. I greatly enjoyed the festival and would highly recommend it.

    October 2017
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    Han Zhang

    Very nice film festival for independent film, and it is very encouraging networking with other filmmakers and staff. And the event was hosted very well.

    October 2017