Congress '23, presented by the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers, will be held November 28 to December 1, 2023.

For more information about the event, visit

Winners will be invited to participate in this year's Awards Presentation at Congress '23 and receive a prestigious statue celebrating their achievement. Winners will also receive a free registration including full access to next year's conference and other benefits.

Categories are open to all media platforms including broadcast, digital, social media, VR, gaming, etc.

All submissions:

Must have premiered on a platform between November 2022 to November 2023
Must be in English or subtitled in English
The WCSFP will not accept rough cuts or fine cuts for consideration.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to secure clearance from all copyright holders of materials included in the submitted project. WCSFP will not be held responsible for the unauthorized inclusion of copyrighted materials within or relating to the submitted project. WCSFP reserves the right to disqualify any project with unauthorized copyrighted materials.

Award applicants need not register for Congress '23.

Regular: $150

Independent Digital Creator: $50
Please select Student Fee when submitting (Includes scientists and science communicators)

Reduced Pricing: To encourage recognition of your colleagues, the entry fee for two categories - "Mentor of the Year" and "Emerging Producer of the Year" - has been reduced to $50

No Entry Fee: Lifetime Achievement Award, Diversity Leadership Award

All fees outlined above include:
Submission to the 2023 awards for consideration
Administrative expenses related to cataloging and reviewing each submission

Discount codes are not accepted retroactively. Submission fees are non-refundable.

Applicants will be notified whether their project has been nominated via email by mid-October 2023. All decisions by juries and the WCSFP programming team are final.

WCSFP is under no obligation to provide comments or feedback regarding the submitted project to the applicant or any other representative. Incomplete applications will not be considered or refunded. WCSFP is under no obligation to notify the applicant.

No screeners or application materials will be returned. Do not send film prints, master tapes, or other originals.

Submissions close September 12, 2023

To submit, you must complete the online submission form. All submissions will be processed via FilmFreeway. Please note, you will be required to create a FilmFreeway account to submit.

A project/company may submit more than one project/nominee, and may submit that project/nominee for more than one category; however, you must complete a separate form for each project/nominee.

If interested in allowing WCSFP to include your project on our VOD site, please mark the appropriate box on the submission form.

It is the entrant's responsibility to enter their project in the correct category. If you have any questions regarding eligibility, please contact the awards team at:

Overall Rating
  • Jorge Franzini

    Excellent showcase of this past year's top productions. The awards are competitive, with many of the top filmmakers and networks participating across the globe.

    December 2022
  • Gillian Mosely

    WCSFP is always a joy and amidst the challenges this year they still managed to produce a very special event.

    December 2020
  • Akanksha Sood Singh

    Its one of the best and my favorite!

    December 2020